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10 best music moments from Woody Allen films

Feature Ivan Radford 30 Sep 2013 - 07:03

Ivan gives the soundtrack from Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine a listen, and provides a rundown of the filmmaker's 10 best music moments...

You can tell immediately when you're watching a Woody Allen movie. Not just from the opening credits (Windsor Light Condensed on black title cards) but from the music. Woody loves the stuff - he'd rather play clarinet with his band than go to the Oscars. He loves it so much that he joins the list of directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese who are known for using popular, pre-existing music in their soundtracks. The man has directed an astonishing 43 films in his career. Just seven of those have original scores.

Allen started his career with none other than Marvin Hamlisch, who would go on to score The Spy Who Loved Me. Working on Bananas after Take The Money And Run,
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Hans Zimmer’s All-Star Academy Awards® Band Releases “The 84th Academy Awards . Celebrate the Music” Collection on the iTunes Store

A new compilation of music centered around Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s theme for this year’s Oscar® telecast is now available on the iTunes Store. Titled “The 84th Academy Awards . Celebrate the Music,” the collection includes the show’s musical theme plus six unique, inventive interpretations of the theme by other artists, and the “In Memoriam” choral rendition of “What a Wonderful World.”

In addition to both of the 84th Academy Awards music directors . Zimmer and musician/producer/composer Pharrell Williams (of The Neptunes) . the extraordinary group of international artists who contributed their talents includes: percussionist/drummer/composer Sheila E.; Grammy®-winning double bass player/singer Esperanza Spalding; guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel (“Midnight in Paris”); three-time Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder; two-time Oscar winning composer/musician A.R. Rahman; violin/cello virtuosi Ann Marie Calhoun and Martin Tillman; Dutch hit remixer/composer/electronic musician Junkie Xl; and multiple Grammy-winning British musician/producer Peter Asher.
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Cookbook Legend Madhur Jaffrey and Aasif Mandvi Star in Heartwarming Comedy with Culinary Flavor

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Written by Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Jonathan Bines (writer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and starring Mandvi, Today’S Special tells the story of Samir, a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion he impulsively quits and lets his co-worker, Carrie (Jess Weixler, Teeth), know that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. Dreams must be put aside, though, after his father Hakim (Harish Patel, Run, Fat Boy, Run) has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori Palace, the nearly bankrupt family restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Samir’s mother, Farrida (Madhur Jaffrey), is consumed with trying to find a wife for her son, while Samir is trying to master Indian cooking to salvage the family business. Luckily, he crosses paths with Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah,
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'Super 8' And More: 10 Best Film Scores Of 2011

'Hugo' and 'War Horse' also make the list of film music that moved us this year.

By Kara Warner

Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee and Riley Griffiths in "Super 8"

Photo: Paramount

Continuing with our comprehensive collection of best-of 2011 movie stories, in which we count down our favorite elements of our obsessive movie love (including the top 20 movie trailers and the ), this compilation is focused on yet another crucial element involved in a film's success: the music. A good film score can make or break a scene, move you to or prevent you from shedding tears, make you smile. A great one can do all of the above. Here's a look at our favorite musical masterworks this year.

‪10. "Rango"

This south-of-the-border-inspired score was a clever and creative companion to Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp's quirky animated western about a domesticated chameleon who dreams of becoming an actor and leading a more adventurous life.
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'Super 8' And More: 10 Best Film Scores Of 2011

'Hugo' and 'War Horse' also make the list of film music that moved us this year.

By Kara Warner

Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee and Riley Griffiths in "Super 8"

Photo: Paramount

Continuing with our comprehensive collection of best-of 2011 movie stories, in which we count down our favorite elements of our obsessive movie love (including the top 20 movie trailers and the ), this compilation is focused on yet another crucial element involved in a film's success: the music. A good film score can make or break a scene, move you to or prevent you from shedding tears, make you smile. A great one can do all of the above. Here's a look at our favorite musical masterworks this year.

‪10. "Rango"

This south-of-the-border-inspired score was a clever and creative companion to Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp's quirky animated western about a domesticated chameleon who dreams of becoming an actor and leading a more adventurous life.
See full article at MTV Movie News »

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