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Posted By: Tim Curran 4/16/2014 - 2:00 AM
The chock-full April edition of FSM ONLINE -- the DIRECTORS ISSUE -- is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an exclusive interview with KENNETH BRANAGH, discussing his 25-year collaboration with PATRICK DOYLE. Also in this stunning issue, the one and only SETH MACFARLANE discusses ALAN SILVESTRI’S COSMOS, plus film music in general; a refreshingly candid interview with CLINT MANSELL on Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH; THE NEWTON BROTHERS tackle the spooky OCULUS; SÉRGIO MENDES talks about working with John Powell on RIO 2; ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL discusses his concert works, including a new symphony premiering in May with the Pacific Symphony; HENRY JACKMAN dishes on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER; JESPER KYD scores METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES; a USED CARS-themed Score Restore AND Torn Pages; FABIAN RÖMER discusses his music for the German event GENERATION WAR; more features, embedded audio clips, and more.

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Posted By: Tim Curran 3/17/2014 - 2:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with ROLFE KENT on his work with first-time director JASON BATEMAN in BAD WORDS. Also in this issue are an interview with CHRISTOPHE BECK, discussing his work on the underscore for MUPPETS MOST WANTED; a recap of the Academy's first OSCAR CONCERT; an audio chat with PATRICK CASSIDY, about his music for John Michael McDonagh's CALVARY, his collaborations with Lisa Gerrard, and more; JOSH KRAMON talks about his score for the VERONICA MARS feature; a Golden Age SCORE RESTORE presents two versions of Waxman's A PLACE IN THE SUN; TORN PAGES chronicles some infamous FAKE REJECTED SCORES; a veritable onslaught of album reviews; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Posted By: Tim Curran 2/17/2014 - 9:00 PM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with DAVID ARNOLD and MICHAEL PRICE about their ongoing work on the highly regarded SHERLOCK series for the BBC. Also in this issue are an interview with ALEXANDRE DESPLAT on his tuneful score for George Clooney’s MONUMENTS MEN; a detailed analysis of JOHN WILLIAMS’ latest Oscar-nominated score, THE BOOK THIEF; WONG’S TURN discusses a certain BRUCE BROUGHTON issue; the final installment of our GEORGE FENTON live video series; MURRAY GOLD discusses the DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary; RICHARD HARWOOD on his new CD of solo cello music written by film composers; an anti-Valentine’s EAR OF THE MONTH; a SCHWARZENEGGER-themed SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES; more embedded audio clips, and more.


 
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Posted By: Tim Curran 1/15/2014 - 2:00 AM
The ever-hopeful January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. Kicking off 2014, the cover story is an interview with PATRICK DOYLE on JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, featuring a wealth of multimedia exclusives, including scoring session footage, and the composer demonstrating his themes at the piano. And hold on on to your seats for our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage, with diverse contributions from an array of contributors. Also in this issue: BENJAMIN WALLFISCH, discusses THE THIRTEENTH TALE and HOURS; an enormous look at the film music critic PAGE COOK; Part 2 of AN EVENING WITH GEORGE FENTON, in which the composer talks of his collaborations with Harold Ramis, Andy Tennant and more; a review of the London live-to-picture concert of THE ARTIST; a first-time TORN PAGES; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Posted By: Tim Curran 12/18/2013 - 2:00 AM
The jam-packed December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with HOWARD SHORE on THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, and also marks the long-awaited FSMO return of DOUG ADAMS. Also in this issue are the first part of an exclusive video documentary feature with GEORGE FENTON; ALEX EBERT discusses his music for ALL IS LOST, the Robert Redford boating accident film; ALEX HEFFES finds the musical voice for Nelson Mandela in LONG WALK TO FREEDOM; ROLFE KENT scores LABOR DAY, the new Jason Reitman movie; a detailed analysis of JOHN BARRY’S FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE; an audio interview DEBBIE WISEMAN, discussing her latest work including the BBC’s THE WHALE; the TORN PAGES column takes a look at five rejected scores for TV; reality TV music moguls Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams tackle every show from THE APPRENTICE to SHARK TANK to THE BIGGEST LOSER; a Composer’s Corner review of STORMDRUM 3; Cary Wong's MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Posted By: Tim Curran 11/18/2013 - 2:00 AM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an ALEXANDRE DESPLAT double-header, with both a prose and audio interview covering a range of topics including PHILOMENA, MONUMENTS MEN, his recent GHENT CONCERT and original work for the CONCERT HALL. Also in this issue are an interview with ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL, who tackles Julie Taymor's latest incarnation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; BRIAN TYLER thunders his way into the THOR franchise; STEVE JABLONSKY plays with ENDER’S GAME; a report from the 2013 Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, including funny Randy Newman stories; a chat from Ghent with RIZ ORTOLANI; Cary Wong’s annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; a terrifying TORN PAGES; a review of JW’s THE BOOK THIEF and much more.
 
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ALSO, thanks to everyone who took part in our e-book survey. There was a lot of great feedback that we’ll be working on incorporating into future issues. Thanks!

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Posted By: Tim Curran 10/16/2013 - 9:00 PM
The spooky October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an analysis of DANNY ELFMAN’S classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, looking back on the film’s 20th Anniversary. Also in this issue are an interview with CARTER BURWELL on THE FIFTH ESTATE, the latest film to feature Benedict Cumberbatch, and dishes on his THOR: THE DARK WORLD experience; Tim Burden's behind-the-scenes report from the JAMES HORNER event in HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA; STEVEN PRICE on his score to Alfonso Cuarón’s outerspace smash GRAVITY; a chat with MARCO BELTRAMI on CARRIE, post-production delays, and re-cutting SNOWPIERCER; CARL THIEL tackles MACHETE KILLS; a look at the composers behind the emerging platform of web series; a hybrid-themed TORN PAGES; a WILLIAM SMITH-themed SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES; more embedded audio clips, and more.

 
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Posted By: Tim Curran 9/17/2013 - 9:00 PM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with BEAR MCCREARY on Joss Whedon’s upcoming return to television, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Also in this issue are a detailed look at the N.Y. PHILHARMONIC’s current week-long ART OF THE SCORE film music event, including an interview with the world-famous ALEC BALDWIN, who spearheads the concert campaign; a chat with NATHAN JOHNSON, who discusses his eclectic work on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut DON JON; an audio interview with CHRISTOPHER GORDON, who scores the Naomi Watts/Robin Wright film ADORE; a GORDON-themed SCORE RESTORE; LORNE BALFE talks about his work on the new SALINGER documentary; the new film music-based documentary feature CHASING NOTES nears completion; JOHN SWIHART relives 10 seasons of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and moves on to WE ARE MEN; an audio interview with orchestrator and Tiomkin archivist PATRICK RUSS; a multi-faceted TORN PAGES; more embedded audio clips, and more.


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Posted By: Tim Curran 8/18/2013 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM, featuring an interview with newcomer composer RYAN AMON, plus his lead orchestrator PENKA KOUNEVA. Also in this issue: a composer commentary with ALAN SILVESTRI on RED 2 (audio); MARK MANCINA is back, with Disney’s PLANES; an audio interview with JOHN DEBNEY on his new score for JOBS, and various career highlights; a look at the 10 MOST WANTED ALBUMS OF REJECTED FILM SCORES; an ALAN HOWARTH-themed Soundtrack Obscurities; a tabloid edition of Wong’s Turn; a boatload of soundtrack reviews, more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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Posted By: Tim Curran 7/18/2013 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this issue, the cover story is an interview with RAMIN DJAWADI on his score for del Toro’s blockbuster PACIFIC RIM; HENRY JACKMAN talks TURBO; BENJAMIN WALLFISCH brings big themes to the new period drama SUMMER IN FEBRUARY; a FAR AND AWAY Score Restore; SNUFFY WALDEN is trapped UNDER THE DOME with Stephen King; percussionist EMIL RICHARDS discusses the new book on his life and times; Jon Heely, Disney’s head of music research, talks about putting together the recent Disney concerts; a special, baby-themed EAR OF THE MONTH; Cary Wong’s BROADWAY ROUND-UP; more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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