The December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is a series of interviews with the musical minds behind Tom Hooper’s big-screen version of LES MISÉRABLES, including the musical’s original composer and lyricist, CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG and ALAIN BOUBLIL, and ANNE DUDLEY, who faced a series of enormous tasks including adaptation, orchestration and how to record all of the songs live on set as the director requested. Also in this issue are an interview with FERNANDO VELAZQUEZ on his score for the tsunami drama THE IMPOSSIBLE; director CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE and composer JOE KRAEMER talk about landing the big assignment and scoring Tom Cruise’s JACK REACHER; an unexpectedly long review of Howard Shore’s THE HOBBIT; a behind-the-scenes video diary of JOHN WILLIAMS & THE LSO; a HOME ALONE 2 Score Restore; Cary’s MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH; a look at BEHN ZEITLIN and DAN ROMER’s score for BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD; an exclusive audio interview with MICHEL LEGRAND; a LEONARD ROSEMAN-themed TORN PAGES; JACK WALL scores CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II; more embedded audio clips, and more.
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