The Making Of A Great Film Score

July 3, 2015
Johann Johannsson poses in the press room with the award for best original score for “The Theory of Everything” at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Jan. 11, 2015. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

We spoke to the Berklee College of Music’s film scoring department chair about this year nominees — and compiled a list of Radio Boston’s favorite movie scores ever.

‘Field Of Dreams’ Actor Reflects On Father-Son Relationships

July 3, 2015
Actor Dwier Brown in the iconic final scene of the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams."

For actor, Dwier Brown, who played opposite Kevin Costner in the closing, iconic scene of the movie “Field of Dreams,” the movies themes of fatherhood and reconciliation resonate deeply.

The Joy Behind Making ‘The Princess Bride’

July 3, 2015
Cary Elwes in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Actor Carey Elwes, who played the farmboy-turned-pirate Westley, has written a book about the film detailing how it was made and why it has such staying power.

Why Martha’s Vineyard Was The Perfect Setting For ‘Jaws’

July 3, 2015
Jesse Bigham of North Quincy, MA., reacts when taking a close look at Bruce, the 2-ton, 25-foot shark from the movie "Jaws" on Sept. 15, 1988, while the shark was en route to the Museum of Science in Boston . (AP)

The film’s production designer explains why Martha’s Vineyard was the ideal location to host the 1975 horror movie.

This Fourth Of July, Keith Lockhart Celebrates 20 Years With The Boston Pops

July 3, 2015
Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart acknowledges the audience applause on July 3, 2004 during a rehearsal performance in preparation for the Fourth of July performance on the Esplanade. (Lisa Poole/AP)

When the BSO hired Keith Lockhart back in 1995, when he was 35, his youthful energy and good looks caused a sensation. Two decades later he’s still at it, and this weekend Lockhart and the Pops are celebrating his 20th anniversary.

Summer Blockbuster Hits And Misses

July 3, 2015
Promotional image for "Jurassic World" featuring  Chris Pratt. (Universal Studios & Amblin Entertainment)

We look at this summer’s hits and misses, and what we love about summer movies with The Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr.

Two Suspects Held After Fatal Shooting In Roxbury

July 3, 2015

Two Dorchester men are being held on $1,000 bail in the aftermath of a fatal shooting in Roxbury Thursday night.

Marathon Bomber’s Friend Drops Appeal On Obstruction Charges

July 3, 2015

A friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Azamat Tazhayakov, has dropped an appeal of his conviction for obstructing the investigation into the bombing.

After Boston 2024 Unveils Bid 2.0, Analysts Discuss Reaction Around Town

July 3, 2015

Political analysts take a look at Boston’s reaction to the revised Olympic plan, “bid 2.0.”

Significant Security Planned For A Safe Fourth Of July On The Esplanade

July 3, 2015

Massachusetts State Police superintendent discusses the security measures in place for the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert.

Ex-Drug Lab Chemist May Have Tainted Thousands Of Cases

July 3, 2015

Newly released court documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.

Forecast: A Chance For Some Rain On The Fourth Of July

July 3, 2015
The front for Independence weekend. (Courtesy)

Clouds and some rain possible for the Fourth of July, especially south of the Mass. Turnpike.

What If Your Doctor Really Listened Instead Of Just Telling You What To Do?

July 3, 2015
(Photo: Alex Proimos, Flickr Creative Commons)

“Motivational interviewing,” a subtle but powerful method for changing unhealthy behavior, is sizzling hot in medicine these days as doctors try to change the patient behaviors that drive illness.

Red Sox Rout Blue Jays, 12-6

July 3, 2015

The Red Sox scored eight runs in the first inning on their way to an away win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Plainridge Park Generates $6.1M In Gambling Revenues

July 2, 2015
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opened in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The haul by the Plainridge Park slot parlor in Plainville means the state will receive about $2.5 million

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