Doug Raynes

A Heart at Fire’s Center

Steven Smith deserves the highest praise for having written such an absorbing biography of Bernard Herrmann – the screen’s foremost musical dramatist. The work which has gone into this book is formidable. Meticulously researched (Smith has had access to Herrmann’s letters and papers, whilst every quote is given acknowledgment as to its source) it presents…

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Bruce Kimmel

Bruce Kimmel is a man of many talents; actor, writer, director and record producer. Based in Los Angeles he has produced numerous records in the past for Bay Cities and Varese Sarabande. In 2005 he set up the Kritzerland record label and has built up a substantial CD catalog featuring film music soundtracks as well…

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Gergely Hubai

Gergely Hubai hails from Budapest and used to lecture on film at Eotvos Lorand University. He is active in writing about film music for various publications and record labels. His book “Torn Music: Rejected Film Scores, a Selected History” provides a wealth of information about the little-known subject of rejected film scores and has received…

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Hollywood Holyland

Alfred Newman’s score for The Greatest Story Ever Told is regarded by many film music commentators as his finest achievement. Unfortunately, due to the interference and dictates of producer/director George Stevens and his production associates, the music ended up as a pale shadow of Newman’s original conception. As choral director, Ken Darby assisted Alfred Newman…

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James Fitzpatrick

James Fitzpatrick has been involved in the film music business for many years. After experience in the retail side of the business he co-founded Silva Screen Records in 1983 and produced a huge number of recordings for the label. In 2002 he decided to go freelance and set up his own orchestra contracting business Tadlow…

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Luc Van de Ven

Based in Mechelen, Belgium, Luc Van de Ven has been a familiar name to film soundtrack enthusiasts for 40 years, from his early days in publishing and editing Soundtrack! magazine to establishing the Prometheus record label. For many years he has also headed a record distribution business. Never one to rest on his laurels, a…

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Music Box Records

First of all, to give some background, can you say something about the origins of Music Box Records? How did it all come about? Why the name Music Box? “Music Box: pellicule sur écoute” was a fan-based review created by a bunch of film music enthusiasts during my student years. The French magazine was devoted…

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Ray Faiola

As owner-operator of Chelsea Rialto Studios, Ray Faiola has restored for release over 75 motion picture soundtrack scores. Ray is also a professional 16mm film collector and is Director of Audience Services for the CBS Television Network. He is entering his 35th year of employment with the “Eye” network. Ray is also a professional stage…

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Settling the Score

It used to be difficult to find any book about film music but now they appear with increasing regularity. No complaints about that – for it demonstrates that the subject, so often derided in the past by snooty critics, has become a legitimate area for serious study and analysis. The traditional Hollywood score, discussed by…

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