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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/25/2018 - 2:00 AM

The jam-packed June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, the first part of Erik Heine’s JAMES NEWTON HOWARD BUYER’S GUIDE rates the composer’s work from the past decade. Also in this issue, CRAIG SAFAN discusses the mythological inspiration behind his latest solo album, SIRENS; the first half of Kyle Renick's extensive survey of music in the films of INGMAR BERGMAN; an interview with GERMAINE F

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/25/2018 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, John Powell punches the hyperdrive on SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and shares his experiences working with JOHN WILLIAMS and RON HOWARD; he also discusses the release of his long-awaited concert album HUBRIS (PRUSSIAN REQUIEM). Also in this issue, an exclusive look at the films and music of the 17th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including work by GEORGE FENTON, MYCHAEL NYMAN, AMELIA WARNER, and many more; a trip to the live-to-film concert premiere of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE; KEITH HORN and ANDY BEAN step out of the nursery for Disney Junior’s new MUPPET BABIES; an in-depth interview with JAN A.P. KACZMAREK on his travels to China and PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST; a British Gold Rush illuminates the great BENJAMIN BRITTEN; a very Powell EAR OF THE MONTH; Cary Wong examines composing for on-screen composers; OLIVIER DERIVIÈRE reveals his dark side for the video game VAMPYR; lots of reviews, including AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/26/2018 - 2:00 AM

The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, Marco Beltrami whispers the secrets of the April blockbuster A QUIET PLACE. Also in this issue, FRANK ILFMAN discusses the music of GHOST STORIES; CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ navigates us through the Netflix reboot of LOST IN SPACE and Tyler Perry’s ACRIMONY; PINAR TOPRAK experiments with KRYPTON for SYFY; WILL BATES juggles scores to THE LO

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March FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/25/2018 - 9:00 PM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, Erik Heine ranks the film composers who deserved greater things, including DAVID NEWMAN, ARTHUR B. RUBINSTEIN and BRUCE BROUGHTON. Also in this issue, LORNE BALFE rises to the occasion with PACIFIC RIM UPRISING; ALAN MENKEN remembers the late, great HOWARD ASHMAN; JAMES EDWARD BARKER rides again with LEAN ON PETE; GEOFF BARROW and BEN SALISBURY break down the sound of ANNIHILATION; MARK YAEGER takes us inside FAR CRY 5: INSIDE EDEN’S GATE; Cary Wong presents his annual odds and ends with LOST AND FOUND; a proper GOLD RUSH introduces the British Golden Age; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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The February Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/22/2018 - 2:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, LUDWIG GÖRANSSON takes us to Wakanda with his score to Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER. Also this issue are remembrances of the late JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON; a look at the film music of the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, including HOWARD SHORE’S score for the upcoming THE CATCHER WAS A SPY, IAN HULTQUIST’S ASSASSINATION NATION, and more; CLIFF MARTINEZ rolls initiative for GAME NIGHT; a discussion between Mike Matessino and LESLIE BRICUSSE for the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR DOLITTLE; BRANDON F. MOORE beams us up with ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK; Cary Wong breaks down the OSCAR NOMINEES for Best Original Score; more embedded audio clips, and more.?

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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/20/2018 - 2:00 AM
Happy New Year! The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In the first issue of 2018, MAX RICHTER discusses his first western and using new instruments for the Christian Bale epic HOSTILES. Also this issue, enjoy our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage, including contributions from Kyle Renick, Jon & Al Kaplan, Cary Wong, Chris Hadley and Sean Wilson; an interview with JOHN POWELL about FERDINAND and SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY; HAUSCHKA chats about scoring HBO’s mini-series GUNPOWDER; BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross gives us a sneak peek at film music at SUNDANCE; yet another COMPOSER'S CORNER, more embedded audio clips, and more.
 
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December FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/21/2017 - 2:00 AM
Happy Holidays! The December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month's cover story, DARIO MARIANELLI examines Winston Churchill in his score to Joe Wright’s DARKEST HOUR. Also this issue, JOHN DEBNEY and JOSEPH TRAPANESE flip for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN; ROLFE KENT appreciates the small things in Alexander Payne’s DOWNSIZING; a plea for Lincoln Center to respect music during end titles; Cary Wong’s 2017 MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH; the conclusion of our series "Directors Who Yield Great Scores," this time featuring RIDLEY SCOTT and PAUL VERHOEVEN; a FRANZ WAXMAN Gold Rush looks at the music of REBECCA; a concert review of SYMPHONIC STAR WARS at the Royal Albert Hall; a review of the STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII – THE LAST JEDI album; a MAURICE JARRE “Ear of the Mont”; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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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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