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Providing Reviews and Resources

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Film Scores and Songs

 

Founder and Managing Editor:

Roger L. Hall



Contributing Writers:

Steven A. Kennedy

Steve Vertlieb

 

Feature Presentation

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Latest News NEW!

Film Music Publications on multimedia DVDs

Film Music Memorial Tributes

Film Composer Tributes

Film Anniversary Tributes

Movie Songwriter Anniversaries

Favorite Film Music Poll

100 Essential Film Scores of the 20th Century

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The Managing Editor and Contributing Writers are all members of the...

 

IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association

 

 

 

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Main Title:
Film Music Review (FMR) has provided hundreds of reviews of CDs, DVDs, and Books. Though the emphasis has been on film scores there have been movie songwriter tributes and songtrack reviews as well.

Online Production:
Film Music Review is available exclusively on American Music Preservation.com and is now one of the longest-running Online e-zines focused on vintage film scores and songs.

Managing Editor:
Film Music Review was first produced by Roger L. Hall in 1998 on a different site. It was moved here in 2006 and he has been Managing Editor since it began.
He is an author, film historian, composer, and member of the International Film Music Critics Association.

The Reviewers:
These are the FMR critics: Roger L. Hall, Steven A. Kennedy, and Steve Vertlieb.
Occasional guest writers have also contributed reviews or articles, such as the late Jeffrey Dane.

The Contents:
Over the years, FMR has been a respected resource for film music reviews and news.
The focus of this e-zine is on the preservation of film scores from the past, devoted mainly to older soundtrack reissues, re-recordings and other preservation efforts. New film scores are also reviewed but are not the main concern of this e-zine. Each year the Best Film Music Recordings are listed. Also, the annual Sammy Film Music Awards (SFMA) are chosen each year for best film soundtracks, songs and other categories, including occasionally the most overrated score of the year.
These awards are named after the late great movie lyricist, Sammy Cahn, and
are now the longest-running awards chosen exclusively for film music recordings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News and Reviews - 2017

Memories of Henry Mancini
and 50th anniversary of his favorite song

 

 

A magical line-up of artists for the
10th Anniversary of Hollywood in Vienna, Austria.

Hollywood in Vienna
September 28 – 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Wiener Konzerthaus
3, Lothringerstrasse 20
 
Janoskas Go Hollywood
September 25, 2017, 8:00 pm



including the presentation of the “Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award” to Danny Elfman by the City of Vienna.
Another highlight of Hollywood in Vienna will be FIMU (Film Music Symposium Vienna)
with 4-time Oscar and 11-time Grammy nominee Danny Elfman,
conductor John Mauceri (Founder of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and winner of a Grammy,
Tony, Olivier, Emmy, ECHO Classic, Billboard Award and the Deutscher Schallplatten Preis),
Lebo M (“The Lion King” composer, music producer),
Doreen Ringer Ross
(Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations BMI),
James Shearman (Soundtrack conductor & Orchestrator “Harry Potter”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Bridget Jones Diary”, et al.),
Aleksey Ingudesman (Violinist, Music and movie producer),
Melinda Newman (West Coast Editor, Billboard Magazine).
Participants will receive Insider tips and get insights into the composing and soundtrack recording process.

For more information: hollywoodinvienna.coma.com

 

 

Product Details

DUNKIRK
music by Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch, Lorne Balfe

 

Special Merit  

 

DUEL IN THE SUN (Prometheus Records 2 CDs)

 

For the review of the 4 disc box set -- CLICK HERE

 

THE RUSSIA HOUSE (Blu-ray with Jerry Goldsmith Isolated Score Track)

 

THE RED PONY and THE HEIRESS -- CD review by Roger Hall

 

David Amram: Cinema's Elusive Musical Poet
by Steve Vertlieb

 

 

 

The 29th Annual Sammy Film Music Awards have been announced!

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

International Film Music Critics Association Award Winners for 2016 -- CLICK HERE

 

 

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Here are the 2016 Soundtrack Awards
from International Film Music Critics Association member, Alan Rogers,
CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multimedia DVDs available exclusively from PineTree Productions...

 

"As Time Goes By" - A Guide to Film Music
(6th edition, with past reviews and tributes from FILM MUSIC REVIEW)

 

 

Memorable Movie Music - A Remembrance

 

 

Music Masters: Fifteen film Composers (reviews and tributes from Film Music Review)

 

 

 

OBSESSION - A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

 

 

 

 

 

From The Editor

Why is film music from the past getting neglected?

To read all the editorials - CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Tributes

 

Singin' in the Rain (1952 Film Soundtrack) (Deluxe Edition)

SINGING IN THE RAIN - A Fond Memorial Tribute to Debbie Reynolds

 

 

"All The Way" - A Tribute to Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

 

A Ray Bradbury Remembrance
by Steve Vertlieb

 

 

In Memory of James Horner by Roger Hall

 

Film Composer Tributes

 

Elmer Bernstein

 

 

 

Jerry Goldsmith

 

 

Bernard Herrmann

 

 

 

David Raksin

 

 

Miklos Rozsa

 

 

 

 

 

A Centenary Celebration

Franz Waxman

 

 

 

John Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Anniversary Tributes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75th anniversary

1941: CITIZEN KANE and
ALL THAT MONEY CAN BUY
(THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER)

 

 

70th anniversary

1946: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dimitri Tiomkin)

 

60th Anniversary

1952: Dimitri Tiomkin and HIGH NOON

 

 

 

50th Anniversary

1962: Elmer Bernstein and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

 

 

50th Anniversary

1960: Bernard Herrmann and PSYCHO

 

 

 



50th Anniversary

1959: THE TWILIGHT ZONE Revisited

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Songwriter Anniversaries

 

"High Hopes"
A Centennial Tribute to Sammy Cahn

 

 

 

 

"River Of No Return"
A Centennial Tribute to Ken Darby

 

 

 

 

"I Hear Music"
A Centennial Tribute to Frank Loesser

 

 

 

"Acent-tchu-ate The Positive"
Johnny Mercer in Hollywood

 

 

Movie Song Tributes

Centennial of Irving Berlin's song hit

"Alexander's Ragtime Band"

 

 

50th anniversary of the
Oscar-winning song and score

"Moon River" - Memories of Henry Mancini

 

 

 

The 29th Annual Sammy Film Music Awards

These awards have been announced -- CLICK HERE

 

To see the complete list of the past Sammy Film Music Awards (SFMA)
-- CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Film Music Poll

 

 

 

100 Essential Film Scores

 

 

 

 

 

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