Newsworks Essay: Movie Magic is Nothing Without the Music

Newsworks (Online zine of WHYY) has just posted my essay about music & the movies. Go to and look for the title on their home page. Please leave a comment if you are so inclined. This is the photo they used from Jaws because I used that as an example of how the music influenced the movie, thanks to my son-by-marriage, Jay. (The photo is a detail from the “Jaws” movie poster c. 1975 that Newsworks used as the photo to introduce my essay.)What would 'Jaws' be without John WIlliams' stirring score? (Detail from 'Jaws' movie poster c. 1975)

2 thoughts on “Newsworks Essay: Movie Magic is Nothing Without the Music

  1. Very nostalgic and nicely composed. I remember spending many a Saturday at the movies. Nice to make contact with you after all of these years. I have watched a couple of your videos on youtube. The bean soup is something I want to try.
    By the way, I am on facebook under Marna Decker Benion.

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