Flicks in Five with Lynne Warfel
Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Lynne Warfel takes a close look at great films, their scores and the stories behind the cameras... all in five minutes.
- Flicks in Five: Yankee Doodle Dandy
As the Fourth of July approaches, Flicks in Five features one of James Cagney's most enduring roles, and one of his favorites. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" gave Cagney the chance to shine as a song and dance man.June 24, 2014
- Flicks in Five - South Pacific
Rodgers and Hammerstein try to top their success with "Oklahoma" when they filmed "South Pacific". Only two of the actors in the film are heard singing with their own voices.June 17, 2014
- Flicks in Five - The Music Man: from Mason to River City
Meredith Willson has written some great standard tunes in the popular repertoire, but it's the story of the con man turned good-guy by an Iowa librarian that became a classic when "The Music Man" premiered.June 10, 2014
- Flicks in Five: 'Carousel'
Rodgers and Hammerstein were inspired by a Hungarian play about a con artist carousel barker who falls in love with a sweet, innocent local girl. The idea became 'Carousel', a Broadway and cinematic hit.June 3, 2014
- Flicks in Five: 'The Bridge at Remagen' and 'The Great Escape'
So close to Memorial Day, we're considering music from two Hollywood war films unified by their great music written by distinctive composer Elmer Bernstein.May 27, 2014