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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/11/2020 - 3:00 AM
The jam-packed November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story, POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN FILM SCORE, delves into some of the most noteworthy soundtracks for films about American presidents and politics, including the likes of LINCOLN, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DAVE and more. Also this issue is an OVER THE MOON blowout, featuring an interview with STEVEN PRICE (who also discusses his work on the new Attenborough doc, A LIFE ON OUR PLANET), plus a separate chat with the songwriters of the Netflix animated musical; JOHN DEBNEY tackles two holiday treats in COME AWAY, with Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, and JINGLE JANGLE, with Forest Whitaker; ERRAN BARON COHEN talks about his music for Amazon's surprise BORAT sequel; a piece on master composer HENRY MANCINI, covering career highlights like BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and VICTOR/VICTORIA; a Mancini-themed EAR OF THE MONTH; Cary Wong's annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (yes, there are still holidays this year); DARA TAYLOR scores ECHO BOOMERS, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger; BRIAN TYLER scores the inspirational Disney+ drama CLOUDS; lots of album reviews, including THE WITCHES, WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) and THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/13/2020 - 3:00 AM
The spooky October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The decidedly unspooky cover story is a look at the fall TV season, including an interview with JEFF RUSSO on the music for the latest seasons of FARGO, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK PICARD; CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA makes his move with the Netflix mini-series THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, starring Anya Taylor-Joy; REINHOLD HEIL recalls his Berlin days with DEUTSCHLAND 89; and GIL TALMI and ANDREW GROSS attempt to do justice to ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY, the Amazon Prime voter suppression doc. Also this issue is a chat with ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL about his new score for Julie Taymor's Steinem biopic GLORIAS; the Top 10 entries are revealed in Erik Heine's 1990 IN FILM MUSIC: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW; Wong's Turn helps you VOTE TO THE SOUND OF JOHN WILLIAMS; a new installment of SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES 2.0, featuring DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING and more; a 1990 IN FILM MUSIC-based Ear of the Month contest; MIKOLAI STROINSKI and GARRY SCHYMAN team up to score the Kafkaesque video game METAMORPHOSIS; a Spitfire COMPOSER'S CORNER; a downbeat on documentary composer GRAHAM HADFIELD; lots of album reviews, including HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE DELUXE EDITION,ALEXANDRE DESPLAT: AIRLINES, TENET, MULAN and THE SECRET GARDEN; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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September FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, and as more and more films are starting to finally see a release, we've got some of our best content in months. The cover story is an interview with HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS about his score for Disney's live-action version of MULAN, premiering on Disney+ this weekend. Also this issue, LAURA KARPMAN scores HBO's LOVECRAFT COUNTRY for J. J. Abrams and Jordan Peele; JOSEPH TRAPANESE gets high on Netflix's PROJECT POWER; JAY WADLEY tackles Charlie Kaufman's I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, also for Netflix; the first half of Erik Heine’s 30TH ANNIVERSARY REVUE OF THE FILM MUSIC OF 1990, featuring scores like ROBOCOP 2, DICK TRACY and QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER; a closer look at ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's underappreciated work on the recent adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN; JEREMY TURNER discusses the disturbing Netflix series IMMIGRATION NATION; WONG'S TURN goes crazy for LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA; an ALL-ALEXANDRE EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including JOHN WILLIAMS IN VIENNA, AN AMERICAN PICKLE and GEORGE FENTON: THE PIANO FRAMED; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The August Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/9/2020 - 10:00 PM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE went live on Friday! This month’s cover story is a tribute to the late ENNIO MORRICONE, as we break down “The Next 10” of the maestro’s best. Also this issue, SIMON TAUFIQUE tells us all about the HBO Olympics documentary THE WEIGHT OF GOLD; JASON GRAVES discusses his upcoming video game score, THE DARK PICTURES: LITTLE HOPE, and SWAMP THING’s move to The CW; BRANDON MOORE brings us on his latest VOD adventure, ALIENS STOLE MY BODY; ENIS ROTTHOFF scores the indie romance THE SUNLIT NIGHT; the painful conclusion of Daniel Robbins’ memoir of MIKLÓS RÓZSA; ILAN ESHKERI chats about THE GHOST OF TSUSHIMA and PERFECT PLANET; a special Morricone-themed EAR OF THE MONTH CONTEST; lots of album reviews, including YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT, DA 5 BLOODS, GREYHOUND and VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live! This month’s cover story is an interview with TERENCE BLANCHARD, who delivers some of his finest work to date for Spike Lee’s Netflix feature DA 5 BLOODS. Also this issue, CARTER BURWELL too joins the ranks of Netflix, scoring SPACE FORCE, starring Steve Carell; ANTONIO GAMBALE scores UNORTHODOX, ALSO for Netflix; the conclusion of Erik Heine’s 30 GREAT UNDER-THE-RADAR THEMES, this time focusing on genre; a new COUNTERPOINT debate pits physical media vs. streaming services; Cary’s annual BROADWAY ROUND-UP, covering everything that ran before nothing ran; MARCELO ZARVOS looks back on Showtime’s THE LOUDEST VOICE; catching up with NATHAN LANIER of Apple TV+’s HOME BEFORE DARK; lots of album reviews, including James Horner’s expanded LEGENDS OF THE FALL, Jerry Goldsmith’s TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE and Joe Hisaishi’s DREAM SONGS; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!
 

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is live. In this month’s cover story, Erik Heine uncovers Part 1 of 15 Great Under-the-Radar Themes, from composers JOHN BARRY, DANNY ELFMAN, JERRY GOLDSMITH, JOHN WILLIAMS, ALAN SILVESTRI and more. Also in this issue, MICHAEL ABELS takes us to school with HBO's BAD EDUCATION and Netflix's ALL NIGHT AND A DAY; Steven C. Smith fills us in on his new book about MAX STEINER; an appeal for reviving Disney’s FANTASIA; DAVID E. RUSSO discusses his score to the 9/11 film WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, starring Edward James Olmos; GARETH COKER breaks down the musical elements of video game ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS; an Under-the-Radar Ear of the Month contest; lots of album reviews, including STARGIRL, DISNEYNATURE: DOLPHIN REEF, TROLLS WORLD TOUR and THE BANKER; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/7/2020 - 3:00 AM
The April edition of FSM ONLINE is live. This month’s cover story dissects the Top 12 Outbreak Film Scores, including THE OMEGA MAN, THE THING, WAR OF THE WORLDS and CONTAGION. Also in this issue, the best 20-second film music excerpts to hum while you WASH YOUR HANDS; STEVE JABLONSKY conquers streaming media with SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL and BLOODSHOT; PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN discusses working with PHILIP GLASS on Amazon’s trippy TALES FROM THE LOOP; JULIA HOLTER takes us on a journey to NY with NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS; architect John Storyk walks us through designing a studio for CARTER BURWELL; BEN LOVETT gets a little wild with STUFFED; Cary Wong scans the CRITERION COLLECTION for its best music; a new Outbreak-themed EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including THE INVISIBLE MAN, ONWARD and THE SWARM; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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The March Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/11/2020 - 3:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is live! This month’s cover story is an interview with the DANNA BROS., MYCHAEL AND JEFF, who embarked on a quest to score Disney - Pixar's ONWARD. Also the issue, the completion of our SUNDANCE 2020 coverage includes interviews with JOHN DEBNEY (Come Away), ALEX SOMERS (Charm City Kings), JOHN SWIHART (Dinner in America), ALEX WESTON (Wander Darkly) and more; the second and final part of Erik Heine's FILM COMPOSERS WHO ROCK, featuring titans like Zimmer, Elfman and JNH; a chat with the orchestrating team behind TUTTI MUSIC PARTNERS; WONG'S TURN looks at the Academy's recent love affair with foreign-born film composers; a downbeat with British composer SAM WATTS; a Film Composer Who Rock-themed EAR OF THE MONTH CONTEST; lots of album reviews, including Howard Shore's THE LOST PRINCE, THE CALL OF THE WILD, EMMA. and COLOR OUT OF SPACE; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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February Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/6/2020 - 3:00 AM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live! This month’s cover story is an interview with JOHN POWELL about his score to THE CALL OF THE WILD, starring Harrison Ford. Also in this issue, the first part of Erik Heine's COMPOSERS WHO ROCK, featuring TANGERINE DREAM, CLIFF MARTINEZ and ISAAC HAYES; SAUNDER JURRIAANS and DANNY BENSI deliver chills with THE LODGE and HBO’s THE OUTSIDERS; two landmark concerts in Vienna with JOHN WILLIAMS; on location, rounding up the concerts and panels at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALS, featuring MAX RICHTER; enjoying the songs of ELMER BERNSTEIN at the Autry; Cary Wong’s final thoughts on 2019; a new JOHN POWELL Ear of the Month contest; COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews the acclaimed BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA library from Spitfire Audio; lots of album reviews, including THE SONG OF NAMES, DOLITTLE and CATS; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/8/2020 - 3:00 AM
Happy New Year! The January edition of FSM ONLINE is live. The first issue of 2020 features our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage (including contributions from Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Cary Wong, Michelle Flowers, Erik Heine, Vikram Lakhanpal, Xinkai Sun, Sean Wilson and Chris Hadley) with some bonus DECADE IN REVIEW coverage as well. Also in this issue, we remember Kyle Renick, a brother and colleague gone too soon; an interview with CHRISTOPHER WILLIS about scoring the classic Dickens tale THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD; Dan Levy is the main man for Netflix's I LOST MY BODY; on the same platform, ALFONSO G. AGUILAR strikes a colorful chord in the animated KLAUS; LORNE BALFE scores HBO's/BBC One's stellar HIS DARK MATERIALS; a concert review of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL; lots of album reviews, including STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, 1917 and LITTLE WOMEN; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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