Tag Archives: Elliot Goldenthal

KFMF18: From video games to James Bond

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – David Arnold and his music for the James Bond film “Casino Royale” made sure the 11th Kraków Film Music Festival ended on a high note Sunday night as he played the iconic 007 guitar theme … Continue reading

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KFMF18: Penderecki, Goldenthal make spines tingle

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – Krzysztof Penderecki does not make music for movies, directors make films for his music. That, at least, is how it appeared at the Kraków Film Music Festival’s Penderecki2Cinema concert Wednesday evening. The legendary Polish composer … Continue reading

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KFMF18: Elliot Goldenthal on the ability to inspire

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – American composer Elliot Goldenthal paid tribute to two Polish heroes at a media conference to open the 11th annual Krakow Film Music Festival today. Oscar-winner for “Frida” and recipient of the festival’s first Wojciech Kilar … Continue reading

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KFMF18: Michael Nyman: Music that defines a world

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – When Michael Nyman asked director Jane Campion why she chose him to write the music for her 1996 film “The Piano”, she said something that pleased the iconic British composer very much. “You’re the only … Continue reading

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KFMF: Enthralling film music at Shakespeare in Concert

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Powerful, melodic and mischievous, Elliot Goldenthal’s music for the productions of his partner Julie Taymor was given full rein at an exhilarating Shakespeare in Concert performance as part of the Krakow Film Music Festival on … Continue reading

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KFMF: Andrzej Wajda’s film scores hit the mark

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Andrzej Wajda’s devastating images from his 2007 film “Katyń” and the haunting music of Krzysztof Penderecki formed the emotional heart of the Polish Music Gala: Scoring4Wadja here last night.

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KFMF: Elliot Goldenthal receives first Wojciech Kilar Award

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – Wojciech Kilar advised artists to fight the sin of pride, Elliot Goldenthal said as he received the first Kilar Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival on Thursday: “You are looking at a sinner tonight.”

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KFMF reflects ‘changing artistic landscape’: artistic director

By Ray Bennett KRAKOW – The 8th Krakow Film Music Festival kicked off today with morning masterclasses and a noon media conference in which artistic director Robert Piaskowski welcomed around 800 artists who will play at 10 concerts during the … Continue reading

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KFMF: Krakow Film Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The 8th Krakow Film Music Festival (KFMF) gets under way on Wednesday and on Friday there, I will moderate a Q&A session with top composers on the topic of history and politics in screen music.

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Elliot Goldenthal wins Krakow FMF’s new Wojciech Kilar Award

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (pictured above) has been named as the first winner of the new Wojciech Kilar Award to be presented at the Krakow Film Music Festival on May 28.

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