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Series of programmes exploring film music

Series of programmes exploring film music
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BBC

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Series of programmes exploring film music

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English


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'Caparisoned like a man'

5/26/2018
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Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11 year old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early Twenty-First Century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna. The programme features music from the 1936 version of As You Like It by...

Duration:00:20:44

Post War British Novelists

5/19/2018
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Matthew Sweet with music for films inspired by contemporary British novelists in the week that sees the release of On Chesil Beach based on the novel by Ian McEwan, and featuring a new score by Dan Jones.

Duration:00:28:31

'A Martian Sends A Postcard Home.....'

5/12/2018
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Matthew Sweet looks at films that explore clashes of culture and presents a mix of music for the screen which underscore the world as it might appear from the perspective of someone from another world. Films on his list include "My Favourite Martian"; "Species"; "The Man Who Fell To Earth"; "The Day The Earth Stood Still"; "Vikaren"; "K-Pax"; "The Brother From Another Planet"; ""PK" and "District 9". The Classic Score of the Week is Jerry Goldsmith's "Star Trek - The Motion Picture". This...

Duration:00:25:25

What's The Big Idea?

5/5/2018
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Matthew Sweet look at music for films with an overt or subliminal philosophical subtext, in the week of the release of "The Young Karl Marx" which features a new score by Alexei Aigui. Films and scores included in the programme are "Socrates"; "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"; "Il Conformista"; "Hollow Man"; "Total Recall"; "Rashomon"; "I Heart Huckabees"; "Interstellar"; "The Mission"; "La Chinoise"; "Week-End" and "Synecdoche New York". The Classic Score of the Week is Mikis...

Duration:00:23:40

The Caledonian Way

10/3/2015
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Matthew Sweet reflects on film music which revels in the history and culture of Scotland.

Duration:00:23:45

Hammer

8/28/2015
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Matthew Sweet explores the music of Hammer Horrors and other films made by the eponymous British production company. Founded in 1934 the company acquired the film rights to BBC radio series such as Dick Barton: Special Agent before going on to launch its iconic Horror series in the mid-fifties with hits including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy. Featuring horror scores by composers James Bernard, Tristram Cary, and Benjamin Frankel, as well as music from Hammer's highly...

Duration:00:27:51