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February 2018
Film in Concert: High Noon

The Utah Symphony will perform Dimitri Tiomkin’s original score for High Noon live to film on Saturday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Tickets: Utah Symphony High Noon is a gripping Western morality play … Read More…

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January 2018
Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood by Nathan Platte

Review by Warren M. Sherk Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood by Nathan Platte published by Oxford University Press contains considerable documentation on Dimitri Tiomkin’s music scores for two films produced by David O. Selznick in the late 1940s: Duel in the Sun and Portrait … Read More…

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January 2018
Interview with author Nathan Platte

During the holidays we caught up with author Nathan Platte via email and asked him a few questions about his latest book, Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood, now available from Oxford University Press. READ: See our book review here. Q.: Why Selznick? So … Read More…

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Dutton Vocalion reissues Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin

Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin, recorded in 1975 by RCA and released as an LP record, was reissued in SACD by Dutton Vocalion in late 2017. The disc contains a suite from The Thing from Another World previously unreleased in … Read More…

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Cease Fire available on DVD, November 2017

Kino Classics has released Cease Fire on DVD. The 1953 film—directed by Owen Crump, produced by Hal Wallis, and filmed in 3-D—features a music score by Dimitri Tiomkin. READ our feature article: Cease Fire: High Noon in Korea BUY (Amazon): Cease Fire

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December 2017
Armed Forces song folio, December 1956

At the annual 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair in Tucson, Arizona this month, we came across this interesting publication in a thrift shop. The December 1956 issue of the Armed Forces Song Folio contains two songs by Dimitri Tiomkin. The publication … Read More…

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November 2017
Tiomkin award goes to Merawi Gerima

The first recipient of the Dimitri Tiomkin Award is Merawi Gerima, a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington D.C. He is currently completing his Master’s degree … Read More…

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Sony Home Video releases Lost Horizon, 80th anniversary edition, October 3, 2017

Sony Home Video recently released Lost Horizon on Blu-ray to commemorate the film’s 80th anniversary. The disc, accompanied by a 24-page Digibook with an essay by film historian Jeremy Arnold, includes one minute of recently unearthed footage from a worn … Read More…

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October 2017
I Hear You Calling Me: Dimitri Tiomkin’s attempt to film the story of Irish tenor John McCormack

Today, Monday, October 30, 2017, is a national holiday in Ireland. October Bank Holiday, or Lá Saoire Bainc (Deireadh Fómhair), celebrates Irish culture, including music. In the 1950s, Dimitri Tiomkin tried to bring the story of Irish tenor John McCormack … Read More…

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, December 1, 2017

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents “FWSO at the Movies” at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on December 1, 2017. The film It’s a Wonderful Life will be screened while the music score by Dimitri Tiomkin is performed … Read More…

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