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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday Medley

Everything below this line is copied from the National Calendar website.


National Film Score Day Art


As the opening scenes of a long-anticipated movie begin to flicker across the screen, a rising cadence undulates through the theater setting the mood. A musical note plays, then two, and soon the theater is filled with a beautifully layered orchestral music masterwork. This musical accompaniment to the film you’re watching is called the “Film Score.”

On April 3, National Film Score Day recognizes the musical masterpieces called “Film Scores” and, more specifically, the very talented composers who create them.

Imagine your favorite film without a few well-placed notes enhancing the emotion of a dramatic on-screen exchange or some rousing orchestral music elevating the intensity of a thrilling chase scene. Would Star WarsJawsThe Lord of the Rings films, or the Harry Potter films be the same without their complementary musical scores? Without the film score, would we be compelled to cower in fear in our seats, or imagine a fascinating newly discovered world? Music heightens emotions, sharpens our senses and focuses our attention. Without a doubt, the film score indeed is the fiery soul of a film.

Throughout film history, from the perennial classics to the modern day blockbusters, we easily recognize our favorite movies merely by a few notes of a film’s orchestral soundtrack. Those chords often ignite a rush of fond memories and, with each new film released, a talented composer creates another magnificent work of musical art that elicits a new set of lasting movie memories.


Decades of accomplished composers from Miklós Rózsa, Shirley Walker, Bernard Herrmann, and Leonard Bernstein to John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Rachel Portman, and Michael Giacchino – hundreds more too numerous to name – have created lifetimes of masterworks.

Share with us your most memorable film score moments. Is it John Williams’ sweeping film scores for Star Wars and Harry Potter? Jerry Goldsmith’s music for Rudy, Alien, Hoosiers, or Star Trek? James Horner’s score for Titanic or Field of Dreams?

Use #NationalFilmScoreDay to share your fond movie music memories on social media.


Jeffrey D. Kern from Movie Scores and More Radio founded national Film Score Day to celebrate and highlight the tireless achievements of the talented composers and their treasured musical masterworks that bring so much joy to moviegoers around the globe! 

Why April 3rd?
On April 3, 1942, Alexander Korda’s film The Jungle Book was released with an orchestral score by the legendary composer, Miklós Rózsa. The following year, a recording made directly from the soundtrack was published in its entirety on 78-RPM record album with narration by Sabu, the film’s star. The Jungle Book soundtrack became the first commercial recording of a non-musical U.S. film’s orchestral score to ever be released. The album was a success.
In honor of the first-ever score to be released, we celebrate National Film Score Day on April 3 — the day The Jungle Book originally premiered in 1942!

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Film Score Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018!
Everything above is copied from the National Calendar website.

1.  Let's talk about film scores/songs.  What is the first one that you thought about when you saw today's subject?
Probably Star Wars
2.  Do you remember the first movie you ever saw on the "big screen"?  Would you tell us about it?
I'm not sure I remember the first one, but one of the first ones would be Lady and the Tramp.  I don't remember the music, but I loved Lady!  I was probably around 5 or so
3.  Who is your favorite female movie star?  Who is your favorite male movie star?  Go ahead and list more than one if you must.
I love Doris Day and Rock Hudson together.  They made some of the funniest movies ever.  I'm not sure I really have a favorite current day star, although, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond is pretty awesome.  lol
4.  How about those old black & white movies!  Which one do you always stop and watch, even just a little, when channel surfing?
See answer #3.  Pillow Talk is my favorite!  Actually come to think of it, I'm not sure that was a black and white movie.  Nope, I just checked it was color.  But I love it anyway.
5.  Is there a movie quote that makes you laugh or one that you repeat often in life that you can share with us?  Will we know what movie it comes from without you telling us?
"Let me tell you something, Toula.  The man is the head, but the woman is the neck.  And she can turn the head any way she wants."
6.  Please share something random about your week with us.
Not much randomness this week.  Just work, Bible Study, (hopefully a quiet evening at home tonight), etc.  But it's a good week and just the way I like it.

Click here if you'd like to join Terri and friends for some Wednesday fun.

Hoping your are having a good week.



  1. Funny - I've never heard of that quote before - but I like it :)
    Star Wars.. that score is a classic. You know it as soon as you hear it

    1. That quote is from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

  2. I haven't heard that quote before either. Where did it come from? I love movie scores. Some are incredible, mostly the older ones or John Williams scores. :-)

  3. I remember loving Pillow Talk! If memory serves, one year for my birthday my parents let me have a slumber party and we girls all went to the theater to see that! I think Pierce Brosnan is yummy!

  4. Oh my! I LOVED Lady and the Tramp when I was around 4 or 5, and I wanted a doggy like Lady so badly. My parents actually bought me a rubber dog that was made like Lady for my birthday, and i just cried and cried I was so happy. I kept her until she was so old she cracked open.

    1. That is so sweet. I remember we went to the Dime Store across from the theater and I got a little tiny glass Lady. I have not idea what happened to her though.

  5. I love Lady and the Tramp, such a sweet story. My son loves Doris Day too. He shows me her movies. I have never seen them...I love them too. Loved your answers! Have a nice Wednesday!


    1. Doris Day is a favorite. She is so funny and she has a beautiful singing voice.

  6. Do I get points for knowing where your quote came from? I adore both MBFGW's. They make awesome girls' nights with friends or even just for me.
    Pillow Talk was the first Doris Day/Rock Hudson movie I ever saw and I loved it. They were so funny together.

    1. Yes, I give you 20 brownie points for knowing. I just love that quote and laugh every time I hear it. Both of those movies are awesome!

  7. I LOVE that line from My Big Fat Greek Wedding!! Thanks for joining the Medley today! It has been fun comparing everyone's answers and many are so similar!

    1. Thank you Terri for doing this every week. They really are fun to answer.

  8. This was a fun one, I probably should have joined in. Great answers!

    1. Yes, it was very fun and with your love of movies, it would have been perfect for you Debby.


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