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Series of programmes exploring film music

Series of programmes exploring film music
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Series of programmes exploring film music

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English


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'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 team work 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

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