Jon Burlingame

Film music historian and freelance writer on film and television music.

Jon Burlingame appears in the following:

You're Being Manipulated by Reality TV (Music)

Friday, July 10, 2015

We all know that Americans watch a lot of TV. Former On the Media producer Laura Mayer reports on the role music plays in one of the medium’s most popular genres - reality television.

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You're Being Manipulated by Reality Television (Music)

Friday, August 22, 2014

We all know that Americans watch a lot of TV. On the Media producer Laura Mayer reports on the role music plays in one of the medium’s most popular genres - reality television.

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The Music Of James Bond, From 'Dr. No' To 'Skyfall'

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Skyfall opens on November 9th -- and like every good James Bond movie, it has a killer theme song and soundtrack. Film historian Jon Burlingame, whose new book is called The Music of ...

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Lemony Snicket, Sinkane, And The Music Of James Bond

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Film historian Jon Burlingame looks back at fifty years of James Bond music; Lemony Snicket shares three songs inspired by his new book, Who Could That Be At This Hour?; Sinkane perfo...

Oscars 2012: Two Song Nominees, Two John Williams Scores

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The nominees for the Academy Awards were announced earlier this week. This year's musical picks include only two "best original song" choices - the lowest number ever. And, this year's "best original score" category includes two separate John Williams works - making him the most nominated composer in Oscar history. Jon Burlingame, who writes about film and television music, joins us to talk about who made the cut - and who didn't.

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Film Scores at the Academy Awards

Friday, February 25, 2011

Film writer and professor Jon Burlingame weighs in on the Best Original Score category of the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

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The Sound of the Oscars

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Before Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, we look at this year’s nominees for best original score and best original song. Jon Burlingame, who writes about film and television music for Variety and the Los Angeles Times, gives us his picks in each category.

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Wagner Sets the Score

Monday, September 27, 2010

In many ways, Richard Wagner laid the foundation for cinema's mixture of dramatic sound and moving pictures. Film historian Jon Burlingame helps look at the composer’s influence on Hollywood films.

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What's In A Musical Movie Score?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Jon Burlingame, film music historian and writer for Variety, weighs in.

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High Drama: Pop vs. Score

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Soundcheck Smackdown goes Hollywood! Today: music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who compiled the hit soundtrack to the new Twilight film New Moon, and Variety film writer Jon Burlingame debate which makes for better movie music: pop music or original score.

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Scoring Success at the Oscars

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Every year, it seems, there are complaints about the Oscars' music branch and the occasionally head-scratching nominees in the song and score Oscar categories. And the winners are anything but predictable. Today, film music historian and Variety writer Jon Burlingame walks us through the various contenders.

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Summer of Heroes

Thursday, July 31, 2008

From the Hulk to Iron Man to Batman, 2008 is the summer of the superhero movie. And each has a distinctive soundtrack to match. Today, we size up these scores with film music historian and Variety writer Jon Burlingame.

Our blog: John Schaefer on soundtracks with super powers

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There Will Not Be "Blood" at the Oscars

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jonny Greenwood's score for "There Will Be Blood" has won critical praise, but a technicality disqualifies it from the Oscar race. Today, guests including Jon Burlingame, film music historian and Variety writer, and Daniel Schweiger, soundtrack editor of Filmmusicmag.com, weigh in on the 2008 Best Soundtrack nominees: "Atonement," "The Kite ...

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Western Soundtracks: Back in the Saddle

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Just as Hollywood's latest crop of Westerns take a revisionist view of frontier life, their musical scores sound incredibly different from those of the classics of the 50s and 60s. Today, we look at the changing sound of the Western with Jon Burlingame, a film music historian who teaches at ...

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