Recapping the TCM Classic Film Festival 2017

by Scott Holleran (@ScottHolleran) The Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival breezed in and out of Hollywood for an eighth consecutive year earlier this month. The four-day festival was strictly a showcase for movies. Time Warner-owned TCM now offers an online movie database, streaming, books, DVDs, and wine. But Turner Classic Movies exists to... Continue Reading →

Leonard Maltin on Classic Movies

by Scott Holleran (@ScottHolleran) With the publication of the third edition of Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965 (Plume, 2015), presented by Turner Classic Movies (TCM), I interviewed the film historian, university instructor, critic and author at his home in the San Fernando Valley about the new book, his podcast,... Continue Reading →

The Art of the Film Score: When Images Meet Music

by Scott Holleran (@ScottHolleran) Composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, Jurassic World, Up, The Incredibles, Inside/Out, and Zootopia) discussed "The Art of the Film Score: Creating Memories in the Movies" in an exclusive Turner Classic Movies (TCM) program at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Beginning with a clip of 1933's King Kong featuring Max Steiner's score, Giacchino... Continue Reading →

The Sound of Music and the Thrill of Screenwriting

by Scott Holleran (@ScottHolleran) This year's TCM Classic Film Festival theme was History According to Hollywood. From films about Mexican revolutionaries and Islamic radicals to the 50-year-old blockbuster musical about a family fleeing the Nazis, the theme played well. TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz, Leonard Maltin and others filled in for Robert Osborne, who announced that he... Continue Reading →

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