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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/23/2019 - 2:00 AM
Happy New Year! The January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The first issue of 2019 features our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage, including contributions from Jon & Al Kaplan, Kyle Renick, Cary Wong and Sean Wilson. Also in this issue, WEST DYLAN THORDSON breaks down the music to M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS, including how he uses JAMES NEWTON HOWARD'S UNBREAKABLE score; SEGUN AKINOLA takes up the musical mantle on DOCTORWHO; a new COUNTERPOINT debates whether context is king in film music criticism; GOLD RUSH brings us all the way back to 1908 with CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS and L’ASSASSINAT DU DUC DE GUISE; a preview of the film music panels of SUNDANCE; lots of album reviews, including WELCOME TO MARWEN, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and AQUAMAN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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December FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 12/22/2018 - 2:00 AM

We hope you haven't disappeared for the holidays yet, because the jam-packed December edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is an interview with NICHOLAS BRITELL about his music for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and VICE, both shortlisted in the Best Score Oscar race. Also this issue, KRIS BOWERS tells us about scoring GREEN BOOK and coaching Mahershala Ali in his role of Dr. Don Shirley; RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS dives deep for AQUAMAN; an interview with music supervisor MAGGIE PHILIPS on the soundtrack of HOMECOMING (written by FSM founder Lukas Kendall!); a HOMECOMING Counterpoint with Tim Greiving and the Kaplans arguing the merits of tracking; MAX RICHTER hails MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS; THEODORE SHAPIRO builds a score for DESTROYER; MYCHAEL DANNA writes for a living legend in ON THE BASIS OF SEX; LUDWIG GÖRANSSON re-enters the ring with CREED II and discusses his big year; Cary Wong’s annual MEMO TO THE ACADEMY MUSIC BRANCH takes on a different context; inside the Tadlow Records scoring session of KING OF KINGS; a very merry EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including MARY POPPINS RETURNS, MORTAL ENGINES and RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/20/2018 - 10:00 PM
The November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story looks at the 12 best scores from Hans Zimmer’s REMOTE CONTROL/MEDIA VENTURES studio, including work by JOHN POWELL, RAMIN DJAWADI and HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS. Also this issue, CARTER BURWELL discusses his multifaceted work on the Coen Bros.’ THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS; ROLFE KENT finds himself in another fine mess with STAN & OLLIE; ROB SIMONSEN scores a scandal for THE FRONT RUNNER; DUSTIN O’HALLORAN finds love in THE HATE U GIVE; happy times with GABRIEL YARED and THE HAPPY PRINCE; the final part of an examination of the themes of GAME OF THRONES; GEORGE FENTON revisits SHADOWLANDS; Cary Wong’s annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE; lots of album reviews, including THE GRINCH, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and BOY ERASED; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/25/2018 - 2:00 AM
The October edition of FSM Online is now live. This month’s cover story is the first part of a deep dive on the many themes of GAME OF THRONES by RAMIN DJAWADI. Also in this issue, a review of the GAME OF THRONES live concert experience; JUSTIN HURWITZ flies us to the moon with Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN; new and notable scores from the 56TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, including works by NICHOLAS BRITELL and CARTER BURWELL; DOMINIC LEWIS is spooky-scary in GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN and Season 3 of THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; Erik Heine explores the strange and UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS of film music; memories of MIKLÓS RÓZSA and re-recording IVANHOE; COMPOSER’S CORNER reviews a niche toolkit; lots of album reviews, including FIRST MAN, VENOM and THE SISTERS BROTHERS; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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September FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/23/2018 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is a look back at the musical decisions behind the "score" for Stanley Kubrick's seminal 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, including coverage of the live-to-film 50th anniversary concert at Lincoln Center. Also in this issue, ABEL KORZENIOWSKI says his prayers for THE NUN; THEODORE SHAPIRO does Paul Feig A SIMPLE FAVOR; NATHAN BARR and Eli Roth go PG for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS; TERENCE BLANCHARD discusses SPIKE LEE and BLACKKKLANSMAN; Cary Wong breaks down the music of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE - PHASE ONE; BRIAN D’OLIVEIRA chats about the video game SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER; Gold Rush concludes its series on the British Golden Age with RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; an interview with CHRIS WESTLAKE on working with THOMAS NEWMAN on the spooky Hulu series CASTLE ROCK; JOE KRAEMER breaks his silence on SUNRISE; our longest ever COMPOSER'S CORNER; lots of album reviews, including CRAZY RICH ASIANS, A SIMPLE FAVOR and A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL KAMEN; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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August Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/22/2018 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month’s cover story is a detailed retrospective on the HOWARD SHORE'S THE HOBBIT TRILOGY, looking back again at what went right and wrong. Also in this issue, HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS wraps up his summer with THE MEG, THE EQUALIZER 2 and PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS; BRIAN TYLER is crazy for CRAZY RICH ASIANS and Kevin Costner's YELLOWSTONE; a warm and fuzzy look at THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS with CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ; the conclusion of Erik Heine’s sprawling JAMES NEWTON HOWARD BUYER’S GUIDE dips into the ’80s and ’90s; revisiting the ALFRED NEWMAN classic HOW THE WEST WAS WON; Cary Wong gives his annual regards to Broadway; Composer’s Corner looks at BERLIN ORCHESTRA INSPIRE 2; lots of album reviews, including CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, JAMES HORNER: THE CLASSICS and EIGHTH GRADE; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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July FSM ONLINE Is Now Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 7/21/2018 - 3:00 AM

The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, CHRISTOPHE BECK ups the ante for his score to Marvel’s ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. Also in this issue, STEVE JABLONSKY scores the towering SKYSCRAPER; part two of Erik Heine’s JAMES NEWTON HOWARD BUYER’S GUIDE looks at the late ‘90s and early 2000s; an interview with the one and only LISA GERRARD about her seminal work on GLADIATOR; a concert review of

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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/25/2018 - 2:00 AM

The jam-packed June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, the first part of Erik Heine’s JAMES NEWTON HOWARD BUYER’S GUIDE rates the composer’s work from the past decade. Also in this issue, CRAIG SAFAN discusses the mythological inspiration behind his latest solo album, SIRENS; the first half of Kyle Renick's extensive survey of music in the films of INGMAR BERGMAN; an interview with GERMAINE F

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/25/2018 - 2:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, John Powell punches the hyperdrive on SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and shares his experiences working with JOHN WILLIAMS and RON HOWARD; he also discusses the release of his long-awaited concert album HUBRIS (PRUSSIAN REQUIEM). Also in this issue, an exclusive look at the films and music of the 17th TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, including work by GEORGE FENTON, MYCHAEL NYMAN, AMELIA WARNER, and many more; a trip to the live-to-film concert premiere of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE; KEITH HORN and ANDY BEAN step out of the nursery for Disney Junior’s new MUPPET BABIES; an in-depth interview with JAN A.P. KACZMAREK on his travels to China and PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST; a British Gold Rush illuminates the great BENJAMIN BRITTEN; a very Powell EAR OF THE MONTH; Cary Wong examines composing for on-screen composers; OLIVIER DERIVIÈRE reveals his dark side for the video game VAMPYR; lots of reviews, including AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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April Issue of FSMO Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/26/2018 - 2:00 AM

The April edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s cover story, Marco Beltrami whispers the secrets of the April blockbuster A QUIET PLACE. Also in this issue, FRANK ILFMAN discusses the music of GHOST STORIES; CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ navigates us through the Netflix reboot of LOST IN SPACE and Tyler Perry’s ACRIMONY; PINAR TOPRAK experiments with KRYPTON for SYFY; WILL BATES juggles scores to THE LO

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