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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/22/2017 - 2:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT delves deep into his score for Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER. Also this month, PATRICK DOYLE climbs aboard for Kenneth Branagh’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS; MYCHAEL DANNA and JEFF DANNA discuss THE BREADWINNER and Netflix’s ALIAS GRACE; an interview with MARCELO ZARVOS on his score to WONDER, starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay; Part 2 of our series “Directors Who Yield Great Scores,” this time featuring WOLFGANG PETERSEN and SAM RAIMI; a chat with NITIN SAWHNEY about BREATHE and THE JUNGLE BOOK; Cary Wong’s 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; the final installment of our latest series on MIKLÓS RÓZSA; GARETH COKER brings the thunder with the video game ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED; a concert review of JAMES NEWTON HOWARD at the Royal Albert Hall; a JOHN CARPENTER Ear of the Month; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/23/2017 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month‘s cover story, “Directors Who Yield Great Scores,” is the first part in a series on filmmakers who know the value of original music. Also this month, CARTER BURWELL discusses his three new films: GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI and WONDERSTRUCK; FSMO goes on location to the Hollywood Bowl live-to-film premiere of JANE, composed by PHILIP GLASS; Kyle Renick offers a detailed retrospective of the music in the films of Robert Mitchum; BEAR MCCREARY chats REBEL IN THE RYE and UNREST; WONG’S TURN looks at the intersection of film music and sound design; GORDY HAAB dishes on his score to the video game STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore returns to THE DAY OF THE LOCUST; KLAUS BADELT catches us up on his adventures in China; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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September FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/25/2017 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s double cover story, FSMO takes you to the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC and STAR WARS IN CONCERT: first, an in-depth look at how an arranging team and conductor DAVID NEWMAN prepared the classic films for performance; then, a detailed account of the opening night of A NEW HOPE. Also this month, BENJAMIN WALLFISCH floats away with IT; a well-mannered MATTHEW MARGESON chats KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE; MICHAEL BROOK makes Jake Gyllenhaal STRONGER; JEAN-MICHEL BERNARD and LALO SCHIFRIN discuss their new album and upcoming concerts; JOE KRAEMER dives behind the iron curtain for COMRADE DETECTIVE; WONG’S TURN scrutinizes the “best” film music according to non-film music sites; an interview with ANDY HILL on his book SCORING THE SCREEN: THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF FILM MUSIC; a HENRY MANCINI Score Restore of THE GREAT RACE; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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August Issue of FSM Online Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/26/2017 - 12:00 PM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, BRUCE BROUGHTON takes us inside his music for Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi comedy for Fox, THE ORVILLE. Also this issue, we take a detailed look at the 15 most influential film scores composed since 2000, including THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE DARK KNIGHT and INCEPTION; an interview with STEVEN PRICE about his score to next month’s AMERICAN ASSASSIN; AARON MARTIN and DAG ROSENQVIST schmooze about the music of indie darling MENASHE; THEODORE SHAPIRO goes up, up and away with CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE; a round-up of this year’s best of Broadway with WONG’S TURN; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore dives into THE DEEP; more embedded audio clips, our longest ever CONCERTS column, and more.

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July Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/27/2017 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, TYLER BATES shows his roots with his score to Charlize Theron’s ATOMIC BLONDE. Also this month, TOM HOLKENBORG (JUNKIE XL) talks about his YouTube series STUDIO TIME and the upcoming DARK TOWER film; things get spooky with DANIEL HART as he discusses A GHOST STORY; JON BURLINGAME details the new La-La Land Records box set of THE WILD WILD WEST; MARK ISHAM chats tech and workflow; the second part of the art of the needle-drop with WONG’S TURN; a MICHAEL J. LEWIS Score Restore digs up a cue from SPHINX; Gold Rush peers into the past of FRANZ WAXMAN; our first CRAIG SAFAN-themed Ear of the Month contest; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/23/2017 - 2:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month's cover story, RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS discusses his score to the Patty Jenkins blockbuster WONDER WOMAN. Also this month, we take a look behind the scenes at La-La Land Records’ WONDER WOMAN (TV) 3-CD set; an interview with BRIAN TYLER about Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY; RAEL JONES scores the gothic romance MY COUSIN RACHEL and the anachronistic HARLOTS; an inspection of CONCERT MUSIC’s influence on film composition, including analyses of Bartok's CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA, Goldsmith's THE WIND AND THE LION, Ravel's DAPHNIS ET CHLOE, Williams' RETURN OF THE JEDI and much more; the second part of our extensive coverage of the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including chats with JEFF RUSSO and DANNY BENSI AND SAUNDER JURRIAANS, and attending the GODFATHER grand finale event; WONG'S TURN looks at the art of the needle-drop in movie soundtracks; going “behind bars” with SCOTT DOHERTY and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK; a FRANZ WAXMAN Gold Rush; a JOHN BARRY Score Restore of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE; the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra’s ELMER BERNSTEIN concert gets reviewed; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/28/2017 - 2:00 AM
The jam-packed May edition of FSM ONLINE is finally live. In this month’s cover story, get an exclusive look at the films and music of the 16th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including new works by DAVID SHIRE, KEEGAN DEWITT and many more. Also this month, GEOFF ZANELLI helms the score for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES; AARON ZIGMAN discusses his music for WAKEFIELD; a guide to the music of the ALIEN franchise; EVGUENI AND SACHA GALPERINE scheme over HBO’S THE WIZARD OF LIES, starring Robert De Niro; LORNE BALFE ruminates on the meaning of GENIUS; NATHAN BARR chats about THE SON and SNEAKY PETE; JAMES EURINGER of Mindless Self Indulgence shares his cinematic secrets; a MIKLÓS RÓZSA Score Restore of EYE OF THE NEEDLE; a DIMITRI TIOMKIN Gold Rush looks at CYRANO DE BERGERAC; a BRIAN MAY-themed EAR OF THE MONTH; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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April Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/22/2017 - 2:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, JEFF BEAL discusses his spirited score to BOSTON, the Boston Marathon documentary, and its live-to-film premiere. Also this month, BRIAN TYLER kicks off blockbuster season with POWER RANGERS and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS; an interview with BARNABY TAYLOR about Disneynature’s BORN IN CHINA; reflections on BARRY LYNDON by LEONARD ROSENMAN, which was performed live to film in Brooklyn; JON EKSTRAND and JASON LAROCCA explain the meaning of LIFE; NATHAN BARR goes in-depth on THE AMERICANS; an ALFRED NEWMAN Score Restore for PRINCE OF FOXES; GEORGE KALLIS scores 93 DAYS, ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION and THE BLACK PRINCE; musings on the Nonesuch Celebration concert; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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The March Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/21/2017 - 2:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, MICHAEL ABELS takes us behind his score to Jordan Peele’s surprise horror sensation GET OUT. Also this month, HENRY JACKMAN monkeys around with KONG: SKULL ISLAND; MARCO BELTRAMI returns to the X-Men-verse to score HUGH JACKMAN’S LOGAN; an interview with PATRICK JONSSON about composing for the Oscar-winning documentary short THE WHITE HELMETS; a TOP 10 list of favorite BASEBALL FILM SCORES; Cary Wong’s Academy Awards post-mortem; a Score Restore of THE HEIRESS by AARON COPLAND; a new Hitchcockian Gold Rush discusses DIMITRI TIOMKIN and SHADOW OF A DOUBT; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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Feb. Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/21/2017 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month's cover story, JEFF RUSSO discusses the sounds of insanity for the acclaimed FX Marvel series LEGION. Also this month, LORNE BALFE dishes on his score to THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE; ANDREW LOCKINGTON explores life on Mars for THE SPACE BETWEEN US; conversation and commentary on MOONLIGHT with NICHOLAS BRITELL; SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA scores the ABC hit drama THIS IS US; a Wong's Turn OSCAR SPECIAL; inside a scoring session with JEFF BEAL and BOSTON; a new score for THEY CAUGHT THE FERRY courtesy of FRANS BAK; a NOTORIOUS Gold Rush looks at Roy Webb; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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