Monthly Archives: May 2015

KFMF: International TV series music gala rocks

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Themes from some of the most popular television shows in the world rocked the impressive new Tauron Arena here on Saturday as the Krakow Film Music Festival celebrated the exciting vibrancy of music for TV … Continue reading

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KFMF: Enthralling film music at Shakespeare in Concert

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Powerful, melodic and mischievous, Elliot Goldenthal’s music for the productions of his partner Julie Taymor was given full rein at an exhilarating Shakespeare in Concert performance as part of the Krakow Film Music Festival on … Continue reading

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KFMF: Andrzej Wajda’s film scores hit the mark

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Andrzej Wajda’s devastating images from his 2007 film “Katyń” and the haunting music of Krzysztof Penderecki formed the emotional heart of the Polish Music Gala: Scoring4Wadja here last night.

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KFMF: Elliot Goldenthal receives first Wojciech Kilar Award

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Wojciech Kilar advised artists to fight the sin of pride, Elliot Goldenthal said as he received the first Kilar Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival on Thursday: “You are looking at a sinner tonight.”

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KFMF: Critical Hit dazzles with videogame music concert

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – U.S. orchestral rock outfit Critical Hit showed how infectious music from videogames can be with a 90-minute high-energy concert here last night that featured an ensemble of highly talented and glamorous performers.

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KFMF reflects ‘changing artistic landscape’: artistic director

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – The 8th Krakow Film Music Festival kicked off today with morning masterclasses and a noon media conference in which artistic director Robert Piaskowski welcomed around 800 artists who will play at 10 concerts during the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh film fest announces 2015 programme

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival announced today that it will screen 164 feature films from 36 nations including 24 world premieres, 8 international, 16 European, 84 U.K. and two Scottish premieres.

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When Peggy Lee wondered ‘is that all there is?’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Miss Peggy Lee, who was born 95 years ago today and died on Jan. 21 2002 aged 81, had come close to death in 1985 and she laughed when she told me, “Don’t you know … Continue reading

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KFMF: Krakow Film Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The 8th Krakow Film Music Festival (KFMF) gets under way on Wednesday and on Friday there, I will moderate a Q&A session with top composers on the topic of history and politics in screen music.

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FILM REVIEW: Howard Hawks’ ‘Only Angels Have Wings’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – With a sparkling new 4K digital restoration, “Only Angels Have Wings”, directed in 1939 by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth, is back in UK cinemas thanks to distributor Park … Continue reading

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