Film Music Review
The Sammy awards

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Film Music Review (Volumes 1-7)



Volume 8

Number 5 (September - October 2006)

Editor and Publisher: Roger L. Hall

Contributing Writer: Steven A. Kennedy

This e-zine has reviews of older film soundtracks and compilations.

The old FMR site with Volumes 1-7 will remain online (click on link in the left column) for those who wish to read over 500 reviews of past soundtracks and compilations and also...

  • From the Editor
  • Top Ten Film Scores (1930s - 1970s)
  • Book Reviews and Magazine Articles
  • Film Composer Tributes
  • Film Music Essays
  • Film Music News   

Here is the FMR rating system:

**** (Superlative - Highest Recommendation)

***1/2 (Outstanding - Recommended)

*** (Good - Okay)

**1/2 (Fair - Nothing Special)

** (Mediocre - Barely Passable)

* (Poor - Save Your Money)


The Special Merit CDs are chosen at any time during the month for outstanding soundtracks or compilations.

The Editor's Choice - Best of the Month designation is for those CDs that are singled out for their overall excellence. They are chosen anytime within a given month.

There are only a few copies remaining of the Limited Edition book: A Guide to Film Music. To order, click on the link in the right column.

Effective 1 July 2006, in keeping with the American Music Preservation efforts to highlight older film scores, FMR will focus on film music from at least a decade ago, or from the early 1930s to 1990s.

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Film Music Review

For past reviews, click on these links:

Volume 8/ Number 1 (January - February)

Volume 8/ Number 2 (March - April)

Volume 8/ Number 3 (May - June)

Volume 8/ Number 4 (July - August)

8th Anniversary of Film Music Review

"Film Music for the Ages" - Roger L. Hall

"The Cinema Century" - Steven A. Kennedy

A Devilish Dozen + One: Music for Halloween


Read about the successful concert of film music given on October 7, 2006 by the

Hollywood Symphony Orchestra

Reviews for September - October

This DVD has received Special Merit:


Other reviews:

CD: GOOD MOVIE MUSIC - Music by Walton, Morricone, Herrmann, Thomson and Bernstein


CD/ DVD: LEAN BY JARRE - A Musical Tribute to Sir David Lean


The Sammy Awards

Read the choices for the

18th Annual Sammy Awards

For the list for Best Film Score, Song and others from the past, click this link:

The Sammy Awards

Mozart at the Movies


To read about Mozart music featured in various films, click on these links:

Vol. 8, No. 1

Vol. 8, No. 2


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