Art of the Score
Art of the Score
Oct 3, 2021
Episode 35: Studio Fanfares Part 2
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It’s Episode 35, and the long-awaited part two to our investigation of a fascinating and often-overlooked area of film music history – studio fanfares. In this episode we travel from the 1980s to today, taking in the sights and sounds of evergreen studio fanfares from the likes of Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, the THX Deep Note, and the Buc dynasty of screen composers. And of course, there’s a round of ‘Name That Theme’ with host Andrew Pogson, as well as a look at some of the most contemporary of logo themes – including Marvel, Star Wars, and a curious update of MGM’s Leo the Lion.

Show notes:

2:50 – The Art of the Score fanfare – Nancy Buc (1980)
4:34 – The studio revival in the 1980s
5:42 – Amblin Entertainment – John Williams (1981)
9:14 – The Ladd Company – John Williams (1981)
12:29 – United Artists – Joe Harnell (1982)
15:54 – THX Deep Note – James Andy Moorer (1983)
22:13 – Tri-Star Pictures – Dave Grusin (1984)
25:46 – Carolco Pictures – Jerry Goldsmith (1985)
28:42 – And now, the news
33:10 – Disney – John Debney (1985)
36:26 – THX Cimarron – James Horner (1988)
39:43 – Castle Rock Entertainment – Marc Shaiman (1989)
42:56 – Warner Bros. and an off day in the synth studio
44:30 – The Art of the Score fanfare – Barry Buc (1990)
46:21 – Universal – James Horner (1990)
50:46 – Hollywood Pictures – Danny Elfman (1990)
51:42 – Village Roadshow (1992)
53:53 – Columbia – Jonathan Elias (1993)
56:50 – Studio fanfares you might have heard before…
1:02:28 – New Line Cinema – Michael Kamen (1994)
1:05:34 – United Artists – Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair (1994)
1:09:05 – Disney and Pixar – Randy Newman (1995)
1:10:26 – HBO (1996)
1:11:35 – Dreamworks – John Williams (1997)
1:14:56 – Universal – Jerry Goldsmith (1997)
1:19:31 – Warner Bros. – Gabriel Yared (1999)
1:21:39 – The Art of the Score fanfare – Tobias H. Buc (2000)
1:23:53 – Sony Home Entertainment and Animation (2005/2006)
1:28:16 – Disney – Mark Mancina & Dave Metzger (2006)
1:31:44 – Studio Canal – Alexandre Desplat (2011)
1:36:25 – Paramount – Michael Giacchino (2011)
1:40:02 – Universal, updated – Brian Tyler (2012)
1:41:26 – Marvel – Tyler/Giacchino (2013/2016)
1:47:26 – Netflix – Lon Bender and Charlie Campagna (2015)
1:52:49 – Streaming Star Wars (2019)
1:56:31 – MGM (2021)
1:58:33 – The Art of the Score fanfare – Nicholas Buc (2004)
2:01:25 – “Name That Theme”, with your host, Andrew Pogson

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