Spinning The Music Of The Movies

Jul 10, 2017

Do you come out of a movie humming the music? If so, you might want to check out “Score: A Film Music Documentary.” The movie looks at dozens of composers and how their work has shaped some of Hollywood’s most beloved films.

How is this for a first day on the job: Maurice Murphy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)'s late principal trumpet player, spent his very first day with the orchestra recording Star Wars' iconic opening theme, with its incredible brass fanfare — and Murphy leading the trumpets.

Composer Jerry Goldsmith was a force in Hollywood for more than 50 years. His Oscar-nominated film scores include “Planet of the Apes,” “Patton,” “Chinatown” and “Hoosiers.”

The composer died in 2004 at the age of 75, but this week he was honored in Hollywood with a star on the Walk of Fame. Reporter Tim Greiving (@tgreiving) reminds us of Goldsmith’s legacy.