Alan Silvestri's music to a Tom Hanks extravaganza with Hanks giving voice to at least four characters. Based on Chris van Allsburg's award winning kids' book.
Two WWII vets just returned from front line action pair up in Hollywood to make one of the most touching movies of all time; Frank Capra's masterpiece about George Bailey's redemption in Bedford Falls.
From affable average guy-next-door roles in the movies to President of Screen Actors Guild to President of the United States, it's his "Oh shucks, folks" delivery that endeared him to many.
Considered by many to be the finest choral works in a motion picture, Patrick Doyle supplies Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V" with a stirring score to match the epic tale. Non Nobis Domine from the orginal soundtrack.
In 1937, a talented writer-artist came to Walt Disney to pitch an idea for a story based on life with his English Springer Spaniel, Lady, and how she was ignored after his first child was born.
The 1960s marked a big change in Hollywood. The studio system was nearly gone, and in its place a new freedom and variety reigned in the movies.
Henry Mancini is one of the most loved and celebrated of 20th century movie composers. He crated music for many of Blake Edward's movies including "The Pink Panther".
Jerry Goldsmith's big Hollywood studio break came when a very famous film music composer from 20 Century Fox heard some of Jerry's TV music and recommended him to take the help at Universal Studios.
I wanted to pick just the "right" movie and composer for Mother's Day to pay tribute to the love, devotion and loyalty that epitomizes motherhood. There were so many movies, it was hard to choose: "Steel Magnolias", "I Remember Mama", "Little Women" in it's many movie incarnations. Then in a flash my favorite song about Moms came to mind, and a "real" Mom isn't involved. From the WWII-era "Dumbo", we hear Barbara Cook sing the Oscar Winning "Baby Mine." Bring the tissues!
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