Film music historian and freelance writer on film and television music.
Jon Burlingame appears in the following:
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Discussing how Isaac Hayes's 1971 album 'Shaft' was shaped by its time and has influenced music, and culture, for generations to come.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Film writer and professor Jon Burlingame weighs in on the Best Original Score category of the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
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.
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.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Jon Burlingame, film music historian and writer for Variety, weighs in.
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.
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.
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
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 ...
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 ...