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Series of programmes exploring film music

Series of programmes exploring film music
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Series of programmes exploring film music

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English


Episodes

Free Thinking - Cinematic Love Themes

3/30/2019
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Matthew Sweet live from Sage Gateshead with a look at cinematic love themes as part of Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival.

Duration:00:24:03

Things are not what they seem...

3/23/2019
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Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films where things are not quite as they would have us believe, including music by Michael Abels for the new psycho-thriller Us.

Duration:00:19:50

John Scott

3/16/2019
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He's the man who gave us the music for A Study in Terror, The Final Countdown, and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. He worked with John Barry, Henry Mancini and Jacques Cousteau, whistled on the River Kwai, played flute on the Lion in Winter and saxophone on Goldfinger. Matthew Sweet meets the English film composer John Scott.

Duration:00:29:59

Women Super Heroes

3/9/2019
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Matthew Sweet considers music for the female super hero and talks exclusively to composer Pinar Toprak who's written the score for the much anticipated new Captain Marvel film, released this weekend to coincide with International Women's Day. Featuring music from Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Super Girl, X Men, The Avengers, and The Fantastic Four, plus a rallying cry for equal pay from Bat Girl in 1972.

Duration:00:25:23

Video Game Music: Lines, Loops and Layers

3/2/2019
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Exactly how do you set about composing music for a video game? As part of Radio 3 and 6Music's exploration of video game music - "High Scores" - Matthew Sweet visits the studio of composer Stephen Baysted, who is presently engaged with major Hollywood gaming franchise - to discover some of the unique composing techniques that the medium demands. Matthew also features a selection of music from some ear-grabbing contemporary gaming scores including those for the remarkably popular Final...

Duration:00:36:53

Vigilante

2/23/2019
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Matthew Sweet selects music for vigilante films.

Duration:00:21:28

Berlioz - the Ultimate Romantic

2/16/2019
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Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique epitomises the image of romantic composer as tormented soul. Matthew Sweet looks at how cinematic portrayals of classical composers have taken this idea to heart. The programme considers screen portraits of Liszt, Grieg, Beethoven, Wagner, Paganini, Mozart and of course Berlioz himself, featuring music from 'Lisztomania', 'Song Without End', 'The Magic Bow', 'Song of Norway', 'Magic Fire', 'Immortal Beloved', Copying Beethoven', 'Ludwig', 'Whom The Gods Love',...

Duration:00:21:40

Oscar nominee Nicholas Britell

2/9/2019
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Matthew Sweet in conversation with the American composer and pianist Nicholas Britell who created the scores for films such 'Moonlight', 'The Big Short', 'Free State of Jones' and 'Vice' and whose new score for "If Beale Street Could Talk" is shortlisted for both a BAFTA and an Academy Award.

Duration:00:31:40

Music for Dragons

2/2/2019
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The film franchise is a major part of the modern cinematic world, and the role of the composer is a major contributory factor to the success of the franchise. Matthew Sweet looks back on music for some notable modern franchises and talks to composer John Powell about the way he approached scoring the Dreamworks franchise 'How To Train Your Dragon', the third of which - 'The Hidden World' - has just been launched. The programme also features music by John Williams, Howard Shore and Brian...

Duration:00:29:26

Smugglers

1/26/2019
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Matthew Sweet considers the changing face of smuggling in film through the scores that have accompanied them from the high jinks of Whiskey Galore to some of today's more sinister affairs.

Duration:00:24:31

Hitch and Herrmann

1/19/2019
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Matthew Sweet examines the Alfred Hitchcock/Bernard Herrmann artistic collaboration through the music for their films, including North By Northwest, Psycho, Marnie, and Vertigo. The programme marks the BBC's Icons Season. Alfred Hitchcock features among the short list of Icons in the "Artists and Writers" category in BBC TWO's venture to discover the 20th Century's most important and influential figure. Further details can be found on the "BBC Icons" website.

Duration:00:25:33

Double Acts

1/12/2019
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Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the newly released 'Stan and Ollie', scored by Rolfe Kent, for a look at music for films featuring notable "double acts", not least from the new Laurel and Hardy inspired film itself. Featured films include 'The Odd Couple', 'Gunfight At OK Corral', 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 'Mr and Mrs Smith', 'To Have And Have Not', 'Cleopatra', 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner', '21 Jump Street', 'Men In Black', 'Silver Streak', 'Night...

Duration:00:26:31

Justin Hurwitz

1/3/2019
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Matthew Sweet meets the composer of First Man and La La Land, Justin Hurwitz, who has built an enviable reputation in Hollywood and two Academy Awards from just four films. Matthew looks at his career to date, his exclusive working relationship with director Damien Chazelle, his love of the film musical, and he discusses his four films - 'Guy and Madeline On A Park Bench', 'Whiplash', 'La La Land', and 'First Man'.

Duration:00:29:01

Sherlock Holmes

12/29/2018
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Conan Doyle's detective takes to the screens again this Christmas with a new comic film, "Holmes & Watson", with music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Matthew Sweet marks the event with a look back on some of the super-sleuth's celebrated film scores including "The Adventures OF Sherlock Holmes's Smarter Brother", "The Legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles", "Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows", "Young Sherlock Holmes", "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "The Voice of Terror", "Sherlock",...

Duration:00:25:33

Robin Hood

11/24/2018
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Cinema's consistent love affair with the Robin Hood legend spawns a new film this week, "Robin Hood", starring Taron Egerton in the title role and with music by Joseph Trapanese - another take on the timeless myth of the man who took from the rich to give to the poor. Matthew Sweet examines Robin Hood's screen history and looks at how screen composers have portayed the legend in music . With music by John Barry, Geoffrey Burgon, Dorothy Carwithen and Korngold's Oscar winning score to the...

Duration:00:23:58

Magic

11/17/2018
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Matthew Sweet takes the theme of magic for his exploration of film music this week to tie in with the release of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald".

Duration:00:23:05

David Shire

11/10/2018
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Veteran Hollywood composer David Shire is responsible for some of film's most iconic scores, including 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three'; Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Conversation' and 'All The President's Men'. He joins Matthew Sweet to look back over his long career scoring films. Featuring soundtracks include 'Farewell My Lovely', 'The Conversation', 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three', 'All The President's Men', 'Zodiac', 'Hindenburg', 'The Big Bus', 'Saturday Night Fever', '2010',...

Duration:00:31:59

Up North!

11/3/2018
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Matthew Sweet takes the release of Peterloo as an excuse to examine film music and culture inspired by life and events in the North of England.

Duration:00:25:34

Video Game Music

10/27/2018
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Matthew Sweet presents a special programme from the current "Video Games: Design/Play/Disrupt" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London exploring the nature and function of modern video gaming music. Matthew is joined by curator Kristian Volsing and composer and gaming expert Stephen Baysted ("ProjectCARS; "World Of Speed"; Need For Speed: Shift") to discover more about composing music for the medium, the function of music in games, and the current state of gaming itself....

Duration:00:33:55

Forests

10/20/2018
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A selection of film music inspired by Radio 3's Forests Season presented by Matthew Sweet. Forests have proved a rich environment for film, whether as a place where a character can find his or herself; a place to ponder our relationship with nature and the environment; a place of refuge and escape; or a place of terror and of nightmares. Matthew takes us on a film music journey through the forest vibrant in all its hues, featuring scores as varied as 'Avatar', 'Dawn of the Planet of the...

Duration:00:23:06