Nick's Flix


Every Saturday at 5 PM on Classical 94.5 WNED , Nick’s Flix explores music from films and shows you’ve come to love, while playing some new potential favorites. We listen to the greats—John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Ennio Morricone, James Horner—while creating specified programs that  at the works and people who are often overlooked. This includes episodes that feature the works of woman composers—Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea), Rachel Portman (The Cider House Rules), Shirley Walker (Mask of the Phantasm), and more.

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Nick's Flix
Saturday at 5pm


About the Program


What makes the movie going experience so special? For me it has always been the people. Watching the original Star Wars re-releases in the late 90’s with my father. Seeing True Grit with my Aunt who lives in Virginia. Going to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone opening night with one of my closest friends. Each trip to the theater is a vicarious journey I can share with people I care about. There’s one element of these films that bring back these memories in vivid detail-- the music.

I remember coming out of the midnight release of James Cameron’s Avatar with a group of friends in the early hours of the morning humming James Horner’s score.  I am not ashamed to say I cried like a baby about ten minutes into Disney Pixar’s Up. Michael Giacchino’s simple yet brilliant and award-winning score made me use all my napkins intended for popcorn butter. It was one of the most emotional moments I’ve had at the movies and it was about a man who travelled in a flying house powered by balloons.

These personal moments were often influenced by composers I knew very little about. That’s why I am so excited about Nick’s Flix. It’s a chance to re-live those memories with loved ones. An opportunity to revisit classics while exploring newer and potential unknown works. We celebrate film music—past, present, and future—the best way possible. Together.
Nick Lippa
Host Nick Lippa

August 12th:
Men of Mystery


Listen to Previous Episodes Online Now

Time Travel
(premiered August 5, 2017)
Traveling through time isn’t so hard when you’re at the movies. It’s usually the problems that come afterwards you have to worry about. Tense moments made by the likes of friends, lovers, robots, and… mad scientists…

On this episode of Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we'll listen to music from Back to the Future, Looper, Terminator 2, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and more.
Time Travel
Rachel Portman
(premiered July 29, 2017)
It’s no secret. In the world of television and film, women are vastly under represented. Women made up just 7 percent of all directors on the top 250 grossing films in 2016. Of those 250 films, only 3 percent were female composers.

The Academy Awards has recognized great works of music for 82 years now, yet 
only five women have been nominated in scoring categories.  Anne DudleyMarilyn BergmanAngela Morley, Mica Levi, and the focus for this week’s show: Rachel Portman—who attended both an all-boys’ school and a college that was 90-percent male; to that she said, “I guess it felt natural to be a woman in a male dominated world.”

On this episode of Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we'll listen to music from One Day, Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Never Let Me Go, and more. 
Chocolat
On the Run
(premiered July 22, 2017)
Sometimes the most suspenseful and exciting moments at the movies are perpetuated by a chase. Moments involving flying bicycles, fraudulent checks, men on a mission from god... they keep us on the edge of our seats. On this episode of Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we'll listen to music from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Catch Me If You Can, Mad Max: Road Fury, and more.
Sometimes the most suspenseful and exciting moments at the movies are perpetuated by a chase. Moments involving flying bicycles, fraudulent checks, men on a mission from god... they keep us on the edge of our seats. On this episode of Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we'll listen to music from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Catch Me If You Can, Mad Max: Road Fury, and more.
Movies of Woody Harrelson
(premiered July, 15, 2017)
Two-Time Academy Award nominee and Emmy award winner Woody Harrelson has played diverse roles across film and television for over 30 years. Several very memorable. With roles ranging from comedic to cool and collected to psychopathic, Harrelson has inspired an interesting catalog of music throughout his career. On this episode of Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we'll listen to music from Now You See Me, Hunger Games, the Planet of the Apes movies, and more.
Swashbuckler
(premiered July 8, 2017)
Upholding ideals drenched in chivalry. Fighting antagonists  with superior sword fighting skills. This week on Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we listen to those heroic archetypes who almost always trounce their evil opposition. This includes works from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mask of Zorro, Rob Roy, Hook, and more on this episode of Nick's Flix. 


 
Together
(premiered July 1, 2017)
Every couple has their song. Every memory has a tune. This episode of Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we listen to music highlighting loving relationships. This includes works from Casablanca, Up, West Side Story, Star Wars, and more on this episode of Nick's Flix. Every couple has their song. Every memory has a tune. This week on Nick's Flix, with Nick Lippa, we listen to music highlighting loving relationships. This includes works from Casablanca, Up, West Side Story, Star Wars, and more on this episode of Nick's Flix.