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What Movies Tell Us About the Expressive Power of Mozart’s Lacrimosa


We often think about what pre-existing music tells us about films, but what do films tell us about pre-existing music?

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How John Williams Struck Back


The composer had an impossible task with the follow-up to ‘Star Wars’ but he was certainly up to the challenge.

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‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Lead Nominees for Hollywood Music in Media Awards


The HMMAs recognize the crucial role of music in movies, television, and video games.

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In Defense of ’80s Synth Soundtracks


Watch a video essay that celebrates the dated sounds of ’80s movies.

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I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy: Exploring The Beatles’ Engrossing Cinematic Forays


The Fab Four’s films are a mixed bag, but they each provide wholly distinct insights into the world’s most beloved band.

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How Martin Scorsese Perfected the Movie Soundtrack


An exploration of Martin Scorsese’s most ingenious soundtracks, from ‘Mean Streets’ to ‘After Hours.’

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How does Disney Write Songs in Different Languages?


Watch a video essay on Disney’s attempts to represent cultures musically.

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Analyzing the synthisizers of ‘Stranger Things’


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Play The Hits: David Fincher’s Pop Music