Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from April 21, 2020 Options

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options April 21, 2020: DAVID NEWMAN

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Composer, conductor and educator DAVID NEWMAN discusses his 35-year career scoring over 100 films, from early days in horror (Critters, The Kindred, Heathers) to comedies (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bowfinger, Mighty Ducks), children's (Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Anastasia) and the Danny Devito-directed Throw Mama From The Train, War Of The Roses and Hoffa. As a member of the most nominated Academy Award family "The Newmans" with 92 noms, David is the son of nine-Oscar composer Alfred, nephew of Lionel and Emil, brother of Thomas and cousin of Randy. David is currently working on Season 2 of Netflix's "Green Eggs & Ham." For more info: davidlouisnewman.com

Artist Track Album Label Year Images Approx. start time
David Newman  Frankenweenie End Credits   Options Frankenweenie  Walt Disney  1984 
David Newman  Main Title   Options The Kindred  Varese Sarabande  1986 
0:01:07 (Pop‑up)
David Newman  Patterson Kills Danby   Options Malone  Intrada  1987 
0:04:11 (Pop‑up)
David Newman  Short Dead Dude   Options Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure  Intrada  1989 
0:06:40 (Pop‑up)
David Newman  Forest Chase   Options Heathers  Varese Sarabande  1988 
0:09:26 (Pop‑up)
David Newman  Main Title   Options Critters  Restless  1986 
0:10:54 (Pop‑up)
DAVID NEWMAN  INTERVIEW   Options davidlouisnewman.com    2020 
0:29:08 (Pop‑up)
David Newman  Main Title / Owen's Story   Options Throw Momma From The Train  Intrada  1987 
0:35:52 (Pop‑up)
DAVID NEWMAN  INTERVIEW   Options davidlouisnewman.com    2020 
0:40:15 (Pop‑up)
Alfred Newman  All The Eves (Stereo)   Options All About Eve  Film Score Monthly  1950 
0:57:55 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm common:

devon all
  7:01pm paddy:

toy piano. exactly what cult members need.
  7:02pm hehe:

wrong show
seamless transition
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Doug in JC:

Yeah, we're back to the regular wfmu cult, not the specialized stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm ultradamno:

Hi Devon, movie castaways!
  7:03pm Toothgrinder Tom:

Yes - bring back stifling conformity! (Just kidding.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Richard S:

Hello Islanders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Fox:

Wow! I was listening, thinking "This reminds of of Heathers" and voila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm ultradamno:

You kids and your Pretty Little Liars, in my day we had Heathers and WE LIKED IT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Fox:

Heathers came on and I screamed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm common:

just reading about films from 87 86
Avatar 7:13pm Devon E. Levins:

Thanks for listening ALL. David is a big one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Sean d:

Bill and Ted rule!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm ultradamno:

Florida is gunning for the top ranking so hard.
Avatar 7:19pm dale:

el spielbergo is doing west side story?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm ultradamno:

I'm waiting for Trump to start talking about deporting the virus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm ultradamno:

OK, MY Demon Lover (he just said Demonlover and my mind went to the Assayas movie, which is much later) www.imdb.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Richard S:

I am going to have to watch "Momma" and pay attention to the music now!
Avatar 7:39pm JakeGould:

So late to comment but have been listening…

When he was talking about always saying yes, what movie did he say “Yes!” too that at the time didn’t seem so hot. “Bill and Ted” or “Heathers” maybe?
  7:41pm egould310:

Thanks for the interview Devin. I always learn so much about music and film from you and your guests. So informative and entertaining.
  7:49pm egould310:

Bill and Ted. His wife didn’t like the film, so he passed on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Fox:

Gawddamit. Every time I listen to your show I get annoyed that it isn't three hours. This is GREAT.
  7:51pm egould310:

Didn’t pass on it. Jeesh.
Avatar 7:51pm Devon E. Levins:

egould310 He said he "almost" passed on it b/c his wife hated it but he ultimately did the score. I played a track in the opening. It's great.
  7:55pm egould310:

Yes. Thanks for the clarification.
Avatar 7:55pm JakeGould:

Thanks for the clarification. “Bill and Ted” is amazing to think of as bro film considering what followed it. I guess it’s because Alex Winder and Keanu Reeves are genuinely cool guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Richard S:

Watching a movie with a live orchestra is AMAZING!!!1!
  7:56pm judy from croton:

This spellbinding!!!!
  7:57pm judy from croton:

Wonderful, modest fella
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Richard S:

Thank you both!
Avatar 7:58pm JakeGould:

I like the fact he’s really bridging the old world of Hollywood soundtracks with the new. Really cool perspective.
Avatar 8:00pm Devon E. Levins:

Yeah we gotta all go watch/re-watch All About Eve, Spartacus and Three Came Home!!
Avatar 8:01pm Devon E. Levins:

We only cracked the 80s. I will get him back to the studio when this is all done to talk 90, 00s and 10s!!
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