Tag Archives: It’s a Wonderful Life

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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December 2016
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kicked off the holiday season with a gala 70th anniversary screening of It’s a Wonderful Life on November 21 in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The screening of Frank Capra’s … Read More…

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November 2016
It’s a Wonderful Life 70th anniversary screening at Academy in Los Angeles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen It’s a Wonderful Life on November 21. Don’t miss this screening of the film celebrating its 70th anniversary this holiday season. Frank Capra’s holiday classic, a perennial Christmas favorite, has been … Read More…

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December 2015
It’s a Wonderful Life with live score

Concertgoers in San Francicso will have a rare opportunity in December to see and hear Frank Capra’s classic holiday film. The San Francisco Symphony will perform Dimitri Tiomkin’s original score live to film in performances on December 11 and 12. Conductor … Read More…

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June 2014
It’s a Wonderful Life soundtrack to be released by Kritzerland

Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for It’s a Wonderful Life will be issued on compact disc by Kritzerland. The recording is direct from the original recording sessions as captured on acetate disc recordings retained by the composer and now held in the … Read More…

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July 2013
EW ranks It’s a Wonderful Life 6th greatest film ever

Entertainment Weekly (EW) ranked It’s a Wonderful Life number 6 in the magazine’s July issue, “The 100 All-Time Greatest Movies.” Frank Capra’s holiday classic has been treasured by three generations of filmgoers. Thanks in part to a concert suite published … Read More…

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It’s a Wonderful Life, December 2011

by Warren M. Sherk Reporting from Los Angeles, December 2011 The Making of It’s a Wonderful Life Those who were able to attend the “Making the Holiday Classic: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)” at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in … Read More…

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December 2011
It’s a Wonderful Life events calendar

This time of year the holiday classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, brings out the best of the holiday season. For more information on the events below see It’s a Wonderful Life: Holiday classic celebrates 65 years. December events 1 … Read More…

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December 2011
It’s a Wonderful Life: Holiday classic celebrates 65 years

It’s a Wonderful Life is celebrating its 65th anniversary this holiday season. Fans of the classic American Christmas film can take advantage of a number of opportunities this month to experience either the film or its music. See the December … Read More…

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Suite from It’s A Wonderful Life

A concert suite for It’s a Wonderful Life—aimed at professional symphony orchestras—is available from Hal Leonard Corporation. The purchase package includes the full score for the conductor and orchestra parts for the players. The original orchestrations by Paul Marquardt and Christopher … Read More…

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