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Music in the Movies, Part II

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Foreground: Original Music in the Movies

– A History, Part II – 1970 to 2010 and Beyond

Presented by Bob Bryden

Thursdays, April 5 to May 24, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

April 5 – 1970-1974

The film music decade begins with hawks and doves and proceeds through a series of wilderness films leading up to the flowering of “the new permissibility.”

April 12 – 1975-1979

The period adventure returns and likewise the western. John Williams takes command of the decade while Bernard Herrmann and Elmer Bernstein work in exile from the Hollywood elite.

The decade ends as it began with war.

April 19 – 1980-1984

John Williams continues triumphant while the new kid on the block, James Horner, challenges. Basil Poledouris writes an astounding score for a bad film while Philip Glass and Police drummer Stewart Copeland push the envelope.

April 26 – 1985-1989

Goldsmith and Williams continue to do splendid work while Morricone and Delerue “go Hollywood.” World Music emerges on the soundstage; the animated musical is reborn while Hans Zimmer’s “new school” emerges. The Danny Elfman / Tim Burton partnership begins and James Horner ends the decade in glory.

May 3 – 1990-1994

The old guard holds its own while the new breed flourishes. A tremendously successful western emerges and beauty makes a comeback.

May 10 1995-1999

Quirky is “in.” Bollywood invades, as does the big beat, and World War II never sounded like this. The latter half of the decade belongs to James Horner.

May 17 2000-2004

The return of the Roman Epic and John Williams produces a series of wonderful sci-fi scores. Quirky continues and a new genre approach is inaugurated. Howard Shore presents his music for The Lord of the Rings and Alexandre Desplat gently but doggedly takes the podium.

May 24 – 2005-2010 and Beyond...

Maestros John Powell and Michael Giacchino arrive in splendour while Quentin Tarantino’s films delight in anachronisms. In spite of and in reaction to Zimmer and company’s “anti-scores,” some composers still choose to go old school.

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