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Joshua Gersen Conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Screenings of Hitchcock Classics

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

"It's just me and the clock. It's up to me to keep the pulse going. The musicians don't know how far off or ahead they may be at any given time. The burden is on the conductor to make sure everything is lining up correctly."

Dog Ears Music: Volume 300 Deserves to Be Heard

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Joe MeekProducer, engineer, composer, and eccentric sound innovator Joe Meek was born in 1929 in South West England. His childhood was...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Model on the Art of the Chase

Dan Persons | Posted 08.07.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So it's finally come to pass: Like, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Mighty Movie Podcast has been around long enough to merit itself a special, musical episode.

Dog Ears Music: Decoration Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Lee Hooker, Bee Gees, Pretenders, Bernard Herrmann, Pyyramids and more.

Novak Doubles Down on 'The Artist' 'Rape' Comments

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kim Novak is clarifying why she used the word "rape" to describe how she felt about "The Artist." The 79-year-old "Vertigo" actre...

'Vertigo'-ing Movies From 'Rocky' To 'Mean Girls'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

How much can changing the music in a movie scene change the scene itself? A new contest challenges people to use the same piece of music over any movi...

#Scoregate: No Justice, No Peace

Orlando Jones | Posted 03.11.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

People angry at Kim Novak are missing the point. When someone reports a rape you're supposed to grab a pitch fork and attack. That's it. Don't think. Don't analyze. Just get a lynch mob together and go after the rapist, stupid.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 177

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Moby, and more.

Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.