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Andy, Where Do We Begin?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Through his recordings, his personal appearances and his hit TV shows, Andy gave old-fashioned songwriters a chance to stay in the game during a time when rock & rollers came to dominate the charts by recording their own material. In particular, Andy gave my dad, Carl Sigman, the last and biggest hit of his career.

Thinking About War and Peace

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.

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.