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KFMF: Great composers light the beacon for 10th anniversary

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – The Krakow Film Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday night with a spectacular concert of movie and television themes by some of the greatest names in film composing. The three-hour show at the … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Prince Philip once landed at Heathrow and someone asked him how was his flight. The Prince said, ‘Have you ever been on a plane? It was like that.” Much can be said of movie sequels. … Continue reading

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Angelo Badalamenti’s ‘Edge of Love’ my pick of 2008 film scores

By Ray Bennett Vanity Fair has an interesting rundown of 11 potential candidates for this year’s film score awards. It’s a good list with many of the always deserving usual suspects. Good bets for Oscar nominations include Alberto Iglesias for … Continue reading

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World of soundtracks is tough, say WSA winners

By Ray Bennett Ghent, Belgium – Veteran Hollywood film composers James Newton Howard and Angelo Badalamenti (pictured) were among those honored at the World Soundtrack Awards, held in association with the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. But they and fellow … Continue reading

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James Newton Howard wins at World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, Belgium – James Newton Howard (left) was named film composer of the year at the World Soundtrack Awards 2008 Saturday night for his scores to “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Michael Clayton” and “I Am Legend,” and Dario … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: George Clooney in ‘Michael Clayton’

By Ray Bennett Tony Gilroy’s gripping thriller “Michael Clayton” starring George Clooney, which previews in the U.K. today and opens Friday, is the writer turned director’s second topnotch film in 2007. Paul Greengrass directed Gilroy’s script for the hugely entertaining … Continue reading

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