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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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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

'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:00:23:46

Alexandre Desplat

3/31/2018
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Matthew Sweet talks to Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat on a line to his home in France, about his career in film music in the week that sees the release of his latest score for Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'. Alexandre talk about his methodology of writing for film and about the importance of collaboration. The programme draws on scores for 'Le Plus Bel Age'; 'Girl with A Pearl Earring', 'The Beat My Heart Skipped'; ''Rust and Bone'; ''Philomena'; 'The Tree of Life'; 'The Curious Case...

Duration:00:37:10

Gaming

3/17/2018
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As Lara Croft leaps into cinemas in the latest Tomb Raider film, Matthew Sweet takes on her, pacman and the Super Mario Brothers as he explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Duration:00:23:34

Free Thinking Festival: Extras Needed

3/10/2018
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Matthew Sweet rounds up a mob to explore crowd scenes in film, live from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead,.

Duration:00:22:44

The 1940 Oscars

3/3/2018
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Matthew Sweet dusts off his tux and strolls back in time to the red carpet of the 1940 Oscars. It marked the year of The Wizard of Oz, Goodbye Mr Chips and Mr Smith Goes to Washington but it was Gone with the Wind that stole the show. 1939 had been a golden year for cinema. Among the scores and films that Matthew looks at are Erich Korngold's 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex'; Ferdinand Heinz Provost's 'Intermezzo'; Alfred Newman's 'Wuthering Heights'; Richard Addinsell's 'Goodbye...

Duration:00:30:03