Streamers and Punches 18: A Christmas… Scorey?

In this episode we review headlines: Zimmer helps at Oscars, JN Howard gets Elfman’s Hunger Games job, and Menken scores Mirror Mirror. Scorsese wins a BFCA award, and Elfman interviews live on Dec. 16. Plus we look at ten holiday/Christmas favorites.


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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
  • Favorite Christmas Scores
    • Babe – Nigel Westlake (C. Saint-Saens)
    • Elf – John Debney
    • Amazing Stories: Santa ‘85 – Thomas Newman
    • Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi
    • Batman Returns – Danny Elfman
    • Home Alone – John Williams
    • Edward Scissorhands – Danny Elfman
    • The Grinch – Albert Hague
    • Gremlins – Jerry Goldsmith
    • A Christmas Story – Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer
  • James Newton Howard replaces Elfman on The Hunger Games.
  • Alan Menken will score Mirror Mirror.
  • Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams named as Oscar music supervisors.
  • The Broadcast Film Critics Association named Scorsese the second recipient of its Music+Film Award
  • David Arnold remembers John Barry in The Guardian.
  • Hans Zimmer talks about Man of Steel on Indiewire.com
  • Live chat with Danny Elfman at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 16; hosted by Culture Monster.
  • Live “Movies on the Radio” with Michael Giacchino on Dec. 17 at WQXR.
If you like…

Home Alone, you might like Tchaikovsky‘s The Nutcracker..

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