In 1946, while America was recovering from the ravages of World War II, a couple of war veterans, Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra, joined forces with composer Dimitri Tiomkin to make 'It's a Wonderful Life.'
John Williams provides a sentimental and lovely score to accompany the screwball comedy about a kid left alone at home at Christmastime. On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel shares music from 'Home Alone'.
Comic-book legend Stan Lee, who died Monday at 95, created many amazing superheroes, including Spider-Man, the Hulk and the Avengers. Take a tour through his marvelous universe as you listen to music inspired by his characters, from composers Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino and others.
From Frankenstein to The Nightmare Before Christmas and beyond, the movies have always been a good companion for haunting music. Join host Lynne Warfel as she surveys our favorite scary film scores in the APM holiday special Hollywood Halloween.
There is a story behind each of us that probably includes at least one teacher. For composer Mark McKenzie, it was a choir teacher named Robert Salvatore Ruberto, who patiently filled his head with music, dreams, poetry, wisdom, laughter, encouragement and discipline.
Aug. 1 marked the birthday of film composer Jerome Moross -- best known for his soundtrack music composed for 1958's "The Big Country." On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel discusses Moross and that Academy Award-nominated score.