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.

If your three wishes would encompass a complete recording, in up-to-date sound, of one of the most enchanting film scores by Miklós Rózsa, you needn’t hold out for the discovery of a magic lamp.  Join Ross Amico for a recent release of a two-CD set, on the Prometheus label, of music from the classic 1940 fantasy-adventure “The Thief of Bagdad.”  The City of Prague Philharmonic and Nic Raine have recorded the score, note-complete, with ample bonus material.  Tune in to be transported.  Take the magic carpet ride, this Friday at 6 pm.

Picture Perfect: June 16 - Superheroes

Jun 16, 2017

To the Batmobile!  With the death of Adam West – star of television’s “Batman” – on June 9, and “Wonder Woman” burning up the box office, Ross Amico will revisit the superhero genre, presenting music from both,  alongside selections from John Williams’ classic score for “Superman.”  In addition, West will introduce a medley of classic television superhero themes with the Cincinnati Pops.  Look, up in the sky!  It’s “Picture Perfect,” this Friday at 6 pm.

Picture Perfect: June 9 - Mythological Mash-Up

Jun 9, 2017

Release the Kraken!  Join Ross Amico for music from movies steeped in myth, including “Helen of Troy” (Max Steiner), “Clash of the Titans” (Laurence Rosenthal)  “Hercules” (Pino Donaggio), and “Jason and the Argonauts” (Bernard Herrmann).  It will be all the sandals you can handle, this Friday at 6 pm.

Picture Perfect: June 2 - The Age of Chivalry

Jun 2, 2017

Ladies, lords, and gentlepersons all... Hearken ye to Ross Amico for sweet airs from movies set in the Age of Chivalry.  Peradventure ye will encounter sounds and delights from “The Warlord” (Jerome Moross), “El Cid” (Miklós Rózsa), “Lionheart” (Jerry Goldsmith), and “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (Erich Wolfgang Korngold).  Verily, chivalry is not dead, Friday at 6 pm.

Picture Perfect: May 26 - A Star for Jerry

May 26, 2017

On May 9, Jerry Goldsmith finally received his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  Goldsmith, the composer of over 200 film and television scores, died in 2004 at the age of 75.  Join Ross Amico for selections from four of Goldsmith’s classic scores, for “Patton,” “Chinatown,” “The Wind and the Lion,” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”.

The Force is strong with this one.  The original “Star Wars” was released for the first time in theaters on May 25, 1977.  Needless to say, the film became a pop cultural phenomenon that went on to assume mythological proportions.  Join Ross Amico as he looks back fondly over 40 years to the original soundtrack release of John Williams’ influential music.

Picture Perfect: May 12 - Poetry in Motion

May 12, 2017

Springtime makes poets of us all.  Join Ross Amico for music from “Dead Poets Society” (Maurice Jarre), “Lady Caroline Lamb” (Richard Rodney Bennett), “Il Postino” (Luis Bacalov), and “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Dimitri Tiomkin).  Tune in this Friday at 6 pm, if music and sweet poetry agree.

And they’re off!  On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, “Picture Perfect” will focus on music from movies about horse racing.  Join Ross Amico for selections from “The Black Stallion” (Carmine Coppola), “The Reivers” (John Williams), “Seabiscuit” (Randy Newman), and “Hidalgo” (James Newton Howard).  Start your weekend with a mint julep, this Friday at 6 pm.

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