Tony Buchsbaum

Bill Conti on James Bond and Thomas Crown

A man walks into a major New York City museum and walks out with a Monet as casually as if he were leaving an ice cream parlor with a cone topped with two scoops of double-fudge chocolate. Of course, the trick is that one doesn’t just take a painting like that off the wall and…

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Jeff Beal on Scoring Pollock

Let’s get something straight from the get-go. Jeff Beal is not John Beal, the noted trailer-music composer. Nor is Jeff related to John Beal. Rather, Jeff Beal is the composer of music for eleven films and several television projects, including part nine of FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and FAMILY LAW. He is also…

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Joe Kraemer on Scoring Jack Reacher

Joe Kraemer has been teasing the film business for years with his moody, melodic scores. He composed the music for THE WAY OF THE GUN some years back, then did a lot of television and documentary work. Now he’s returned to the big screen with JACK REACHER, the new Tom Cruise movie. The score, which is available from…

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Nigel Westlake: IMAX Film Scores

It’s only April as I write this, and I may very well have discovered the score of the year. It’s big, powerful, melodic, and as thrilling a score as I’ve heard in years. SOLARMAX is an IMAX film directed by John Weiley; and every note of its score came from a man I’d never heard…

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