Picture Perfect with Ross Amico

Friday at 6 pm

A weekly survey of film music, from the Golden Age of movies and current-day movies.

Picture Perfect is made possible in part by the support Joseph Rice and Rice Insurance Agency.

Wizards and sorcerers conjure good luck for Friday the 13th.  Join Ross Amico for music from “The Lord of the Rings:  The Fellowship of the Ring” (Howard Shore), “The Sword and the Sorcerer” (David Whitaker), “Dragonslayer” (Alex North), and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (John Williams), this Friday at 6 pm.

There is no disgrace in a composer earning a living, and some of England’s greatest musicians – including those in the employ of the Royal Family – have contributed finely-crafted works to its body of cinema.  Join Ross Amico for music from “The People’s Land” (Ralph Vaughan Williams), “The King’s Stamp” (Benjamin Britten), “The Green Girdle” (William Alwyn), and “The Royal Palaces of Britain” (Sir Arthur Bliss), this Friday at 6 pm.

Picture Perfect: September 29 - Dystopias

Sep 29, 2017

This week on “Picture Perfect,” it’s an hour of dystopian visions – glimpses of a bleak future rendered hopeful, in large part, by the music.  Join Ross Amico for selections from “Fahrenheit 451” (Bernard Herrmann), “Wall-E” (Thomas Newman), “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (John Williams), and “Metropolis” (Gottfried Huppertz), this Friday at 6 pm.

Shana tova!  To coincide with the Jewish High Holy Days, the focus will be on movies and television series inspired by the Jewish experience.  Join Ross Amico for music from “Exodus” (Ernest Gold), “Avalon” (Randy Newman), “Holocaust” (Morton Gould), and “Heritage:  Civilization and the Jews” (John Duffy), this Friday at 6 pm.

 

 

Picture Perfect: September 15 - The Restoration

Sep 15, 2017

Get out the pancake makeup, and don’t skimp on the beauty marks.  This week on “Picture Perfect,” the focus will be on Charles II and the Restoration.  Join Ross Amico for music from the film “Restoration” (James Newton Howard), “The King’s Thief” (Miklós Rózsa), “The Draughtsman’s Contract” (Michael Nyman), and “Forever Amber” (David Raksin), this Friday at 6 pm.

 

 

Picture Perfect: September 8 - Movies about Music

Sep 8, 2017

Get ready for an exercise in postmodern self-reflexivity.  Ross Amico will present music from movies about music, including selections from “Orchestra Rehearsal” (Nino Rota), “The Red Violin” (John Corigliano), and “Deception” (Erich Wolfgang Korngold), this Friday at 6 pm.

 

 

Picture Perfect: September 1 - Film Scores of Aaron Copland

Sep 1, 2017

Get your Labor Day weekend off to a good start with an hour of film scores by the Dean of American Composers.  Join Ross Amico for Aaron Copland’s classic music for “The Heiress,” “The North Star,” “The City,” and “Something Wild,” this Friday at 6 pm.

 

Expand your palette with music from movies about the great painters.  Ross Amico will be your host for selections from “The Agony and the Ecstasy” (Alex North), “Moulin Rouge” (Georges Auric), “The Picasso Summer” (Michel Legrand), and “Lust for Life” (Miklos Rozsa), this Friday at 6 pm.

 

The unprecedented success of “Star Wars” propelled the western to outer space.  What is little known is that “Star Wars” composer John Williams, like many of his contemporaries, scored a number of actual, old school westerns.  Join Ross Amico for a Williams’ western round-up, including music from “The Cowboys,” “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing,” “The Missouri Breaks,” and “The Rare Breed,” this Friday at 6 pm.

Join Ross Amico for a summer vacation overseas, with music from “A Summer Story” (Georges Delerue), “Smiles of a Summer Night” (Erik Nordgren), “My Father’s Glory” & “My Mother’s Castle” (Vladimir Cosma), and “Cinema Paradiso” (Ennio Morricone).  Pack your toothbrush, and remember your passport, this Friday at 6 pm.

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