Feature articles

April 2017
Hole in the Rock and Panic Button: Dimitri Tiomkin and Stephen Longstreet cross paths in the early 1960s

In the early 1960s, Dimitri Tiomkin signed back-to-back contracts to score two pictures, Panic Button and Hole in the Rock. While he did not ultimately provide music for either film, a look at what took place behind-the-scenes provides a fascinating … Read More…

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March 2017
Pandora, the Flying Dutchman, and Tiomkin?

In the 1960s, near the end of his long and illustrious composing career, Dimitri Tiomkin made a deliberate move to the production side of motion pictures. The four-time Oscar-winning composer’s pursuit of producing culminated with the release of two films, … Read More…

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May 2015
Red Light: Gideon Bibles and Vengeance, or Film noir meets Religion

(Sixth in an occasional series on Tiomkin’s lesser-known film scores) by Warren M. Sherk The entire plot of the 1949 film Red Light, featuring an evocative score by Dimitri Tiomkin, revolves around a Gideon Bible. Travelers are no strangers to … Read More…

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Feature articles

Follow these links to feature-length articles on Dimitri Tiomkin and his music. Albertina Rasch (1891-1967) The première danseuse Albertina Rasch, married to Dimitri Tiomkin from 1926 until her death in 1967, had a prolific career as a ballerina and choreographer. … Read More…

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March 2007
Fascinating Rhythms: Dimitri Tiomkin, African American Music, and Early Jazz

by Warren M. Sherk When one considers the music of Dimitri Tiomkin, jazz probably is not the first thing that springs to mind. The fact remains, however obscured by the passage of time, that jazz had a significant influence on … Read More…

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