Tag Archives: Dimitri Tiomkin

Nasrollah Davoodi lectures on Dimitri Tiomkin in Tehran, February 14th, 2019

Nasrollah Davoodi, an Iranian composer and film music researcher, will deliver a lecture on Dimitri Tiomkin at the Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran on Thursday, February 14th, 2019, at 5 pm. “Dimitri Tiomkin: A Russian Composer Who Created the Most American Film … Read More…

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January 2019
Behind the photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin in Moscow

This portrait of Dimitri Tiomkin bundled up and dressed in a fur-lined coat was taken in snowbound Moscow on one of several trips by the composer and producer to the USSR in 1965 and 1966. What drew Tiomkin to Moscow during the … Read More…

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December 2018
Why did Dimitri Tiomkin bow out of scoring two Robert Aldrich films?

Part 1 of 2. By Warren M. Sherk In 1961 Dimitri Tiomkin agreed to score back-to-back Robert Aldrich directed films, The Last Sunset (1961) and Sodom and Gomorrah (released in Italy in 1961 as Sodoma e Gomorra, released in the … Read More…

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August 2018
Intrada Records launches Kickstarter for Dial M for Murder recording

Intrada Records launched a crowd-funded Kickstarter project, its first, to record Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Dial M for Murder. Intrada selected the film due to Tiomkin’s striking score that accentuates the film starring Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, and Grace Kelly (whose introduction … Read More…

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July 2018
Bountiful songs by Dimitri Tiomkin and Frederick Herbert for Milk and Honey

by Warren M. Sherk We know Dimitri Tiomkin and Frederick Herbert provided songs for five films released in the mid-1940s, notably for Duel in the Sun and Red River. Prior to working on their first film, Bridge of San Luis … Read More…

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June 2018
The film songs of Dimitri Tiomkin and Frederick Herbert

by Warren M. Sherk Last month we examined songs with lyrics by Frederick Herbert for the 1944 film The Bridge of San Luis Rey scored by Dimitri Tiomkin, as well as Frederick Herbert’s family musical legacy. (As in part 1, we will … Read More…

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May 2018
When Dimitri Tiomkin met Herb Stahlberg, whom we know as Frederick Herbert, born Frederick Stahlberg…not to be confused with Frederick Stahlberg, his father

by Warren M. Sherk When Classic FM named Red River as the Greatest Western Film Score last month it brought the name Frederick Herbert back onto our radar. Herbert is credited with the lyrics for the popular song “Settle Down” … 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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August 2015
Ray Turner and Dimitri Tiomkin

When Dimitri Tiomkin was living in London and Paris during the mid-1970s, his Hollywood fame followed him to Europe. He received copious fan mail and corresponded with friends and colleagues. Herschel Burke Gilbert, George Korngold, Bert Reisfeld, Harry Sukman, David … Read More…

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60th anniversary of Tiomkin’s famous Academy Awards acceptance speech, March 30, 2015

Sixty years ago, Dimitri Tiomkin made a memorable acceptance speech on one of the earliest televised Academy Awards ceremonies, broadcast live on March 30, 1955. “Tiomkin Tops Hope” proclaimed the trade publication Variety the following day. Tiomkin “hit the laugh … Read More…

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