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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


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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

Hotels

10/13/2018
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Whether it's the threatening and atmospheric environment of the hotel in The Shining or the opulence of the Grand Budapest Hotel these public buildings have excercised more than their fair share of inspiration on filmmakers and film music. Matthew Sweet looks back at the hotel in cinema through some of these film's music in the week that has seen the release of Drew Goddard's mystery thriller, Bad Times At The El Royale. The programme also features music from 'Plaza Suite', 'Grand Hotel',...

Duration:00:22:44

Star Makers

10/6/2018
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With the release of the new version of A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Matthew Sweet profiles music for films about stars in the making. The programme features music from 'Venus In Fur', 'The Red Shoes', 'Svengali', 'The Artist', 'Maps To The Stars', 'Hail Caesar', 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' and 'Ed Wood'; and he features music from the four different versions of 'A Star Is Born'. From 1937 with music by Max Steiner; the 1954 version with Judy Garland; the 1976...

Duration:00:23:17

Bernstein 100: The films of Elia Kazan

8/25/2018
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As part of the Bernstein centenary celebrations Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Elia Kazan including Bernstein's score for On The Waterfront. The programme also features music from Viva Zapata, Panic In the Streets, Boomerang, Gentleman's Agreement, Pinky, A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden, Splendour In The Grass, Baby Doll, and The Last Tycoon.

Duration:00:26:21

'Very like a Whale'

8/11/2018
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Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by sea creatures in the week that has seen the release of The Meg with music by Harry Gregson-Williams.

Duration:00:24:05

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

7/28/2018
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Composer Lorne Balfe invites Matthew Sweet behind the scenes at Air Studios for the recording sessions of the score for the new Mission: Impossible film which is in cinemas this week. Matthew finds out what goes into recording a Hollywood film soundtrack from the people at Air studios who make it happen. As well as Lorne, he talks to three-time Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Geoff Foster, music editor Cecile Tournesac, conductor Matt Dunkley, orchestra leader Perry Montague-Mason...

Duration:00:34:56

Music and British Animation

7/14/2018
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Matthew Sweet considers music for British animation as the BFI mark the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine. The programme looks back on scores for some of the classic children's animation titles from the likes of Oliver Postgate and Ivor Wood including 'Bagpuss'; 'Ivor the Engine'; and 'Camberwick Green'; music for Jerry and Sylvia Anderson's 'Thunderbirds'; the 1954 'Animal Farm'; and 'Watership Down' and 'Yellow Submarine'. The programme also features music from Aardmann Animation...

Duration:00:26:50

Frankenstein

7/7/2018
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Matthew Sweet looks back on film scores composed to convey the wonder and terror of Mary Shelley's great creation in the week of Haifaa al-Mansour's new film biopic of the writer. As well as featuring music by Amelia Warner for the new film, Matthew also offers musical moments from the 1931 James Whale 'Frankenstein'; 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'; 'Son Of Frankenstein'; House Of Frankenstein'; 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed'; 'I Frankenstein'; 'Victor Frankenstein'; and the 2015 version of...

Duration:00:23:41

Father/Daughter

6/30/2018
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Matthew Sweet looks at music for films that explore father/daughter relationships in the week of the release of Debra Granik's new movie "Leave No Trace".

Duration:00:22:46

Team Spirit

6/23/2018
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Matthew Sweet with film music movies and teamwork in the week of the launch of Ocean's 8 with a score by Daniel Pemberton.

Duration:00:20:56

Gabriel Yared

6/16/2018
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Matthew Sweet talks to the Lebanese-born composer Gabriel Yared, who worked closely with director Anthony Minghella on scores for "The English Patient", "The Talented Mr Ripley" and "Cold Mountain", about his career in film music. Gabriel tells Matthew that he began as a law student and then became a music arranger before studying with the French composer Henri Dutilleux, then breaking into film music with his score for "Betty Blue". And he talks about working with Rupert Everett on "The...

Duration:00:40:55

1993 in film

6/9/2018
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Matthew Sweet takes this week's launch of new Jurassic World film, "Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom", to look back at the beginning of the franchise and the film music world of 1993 - a year which film critic Roger Ebert described as an annus mirabilis for cinema. Films from 1993 featured in the programme include: "Tombstone"; "The Age of Innocence"; "Philadelphia"; "The Fugitive"; "The Piano"; "Shadowlands"; "The Firm"; "Farewell My Concubine"; "Schindler's List"; "Groundhog Day" and...

Duration:00:20:42

Doppelgänger

6/2/2018
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Matthew Sweet introduces music for films which explore the idea of the doppelgänger - from "The Prince and the Pauper" and "I Was Monty's Double" to this week's featured new release, François Ozon's "Amant Double" with a score by Philippe Rombi. The programme features music from 'A Stolen Life', 'I Was Monty's Double', 'The Man In The Iron Mask', 'The Prince and the Pauper', 'Vertigo', 'The Double', 'Adaptation', 'The Double Life of Veronique' and 'Dead Ringers'.

Duration:00:19:21

'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