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An Interview with Composer Alan Menken
by Betty Jo Tucker

During the month of January, Movie Addict Headquarters presents an ON DEMAND/BEST OF interview with Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who discusses the wonderful music he has composed for such Disney films as Enchanted, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and Tangled. Menkenís eight Oscars were awarded to him for the outstanding original songs and scores he created for Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas.

Listeners can hear this popular vintage episode at any time by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio link at the end of this article.

During Menkenís interview, he covers the following topics:

    His biggest challenge in writing the music for Enchanted.

    Where he gets his inspiration for his movie music.

    The key to an effective relationship between a filmís director and composer.

    His most satisfying musical accomplishment.

Menken also reveals composers he admires and shares his advice for wannabe film composers.  

HOST: Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Starr

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