DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

A Note from the Composer: In creating the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg introduced an enduring and much loved figure into the pantheon of fictional movie heroes.  Raiders of the Lost Ark was illuminated by the superb comedy-action performance of Harrison Ford and enlivened by the spirited direction of Steven Spielberg. Speaking … Continue reading DSO – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert

"A few words to writers who might be tempted to add to this game -- it's not enough to cover pages with flow-charts, family trees, and speculation to establish an extended kinship...  If you use a pre-existing fictional character, you are under the same obligation a writer of historical fiction is in using a real … Continue reading Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert

John Williams’s Film Music: Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style by Emilio Audissino

I think everyone here (at least the ones who've been following me for a while) knows what a diehard geek I am when it comes Star Wars, film scores, and music in general.  Is it any wonder that the name among names for me is John Williams?  Of course not.  He is the first name … Continue reading John Williams’s Film Music: Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style by Emilio Audissino