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1:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

TPR Cinema: "Gone With The Wind" At 75

1939 is generally regarded by classic movie lovers as the Greatest Year In Movies. That year alone saw the release of “Stagecoach,” “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and the one of the biggest box office smashes of all time, “Gone With The Wind.” 

Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel comes to life in blazing Technicolor; it’s an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Vivien Leigh stars as Scarlett O’Hara, torn between her love for Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

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TPR Cinema
1:57 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Interview: Author J.B. Kaufman on "The Fairest One of All"

Weldon Owen (publisher)

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” may not have been the first animated film, but as author and film historian J.B. Kaufman points out, Walt Disney “completely redefined the concept of what an animated feature could be” with his 1937 film, celebrating 75 years this December.

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KPAC Blog
10:11 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Film Scores

Olivia Wilde, lounging and listening to some awesome soundtracks.
Credit ©Disney. All Rights Reserved.

This month, KPAC is celebrating thirty years of broadcasting. Our hosts are having some fun sharing "30 lists" - artists, music, movies, and recordings you might enjoy, that help shape the sound of your classical oasis.

As the curator of Texas Public Radio’s film series, Cinema Tuesdays, I spend a lot of my free time enjoying movies, and their soundtracks.  Soundtracks make up a small but important section of our library at KPAC. Because we connect to movies on such a personal level, film scores often come with built-in emotional attachment. Below is a list of some of my favorites. While this is by no means a ‘best of’ list, these are the records I enjoy spinning most often on my CD player and iPod. I created a Spotify list, linked below, so you can listen to all of the tracks in a playlist, and in the article, each track is linked to Amazon when available so you can download a song or album for yourself. Have fun listening!

Click here to listen to the list on Spotify.

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TPR Cinema
2:24 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

TPR Cinema Profile: Actress Jamye Cox

Jamye Cox shows off her homemade SA Film T-shirt.
Credit Nathan Cone

Even with no formal training in front of the camera, San Antonio actress Jamye Cox captured the “Best Actress” honor at the 2011 48 Hour Film Experience, and with it, the attention of many fans and friends in the San Antonio filmmaking community.

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