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Series of programmes exploring film music

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    • Sociedade e cultura

Series of programmes exploring film music

    Coming of Age

    Coming of Age

    In the week that sees the release of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Matthew Sweet focuses his attention on music for films that explore the idea of coming of age. The programme features music for the new film by Alexandre Desplat, as well as other films on the subject, and also looks back on previous scores for screen adaptations of Louisa M Alcott’s classic novel, including Max Steiner's classic 1933 version.

    Featured scores include: Leonard Rosenman's 'Rebel Without A Cause'; Jean Constantin's 'Les Quatre Cents Coups'; Michel Legrand's 'The Summer of 42'; Nino Rota's 'Amarcord'; Ron Grainer's 'To Sir With Love'; Richard Addinsell's 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'; Danny Elfman's 'Good Will Hunting'; Jo Hishiashi's 'Spirited Away'; Nicholas Britell's 'Moonlight' and Jon Brion's 'Ladybird'.

    • 22 min
    The MGM Musical

    The MGM Musical

    As the nationwide BFI Musicals season continues Matthew Sweet celebrates the all-singing, all-dancing world of MGM musicals on film. Featuring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Howard Keel in music from Easter Parade, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Show Boat, An American in Paris, and our classic score of the week Singin' in the Rain.

    Image © Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved. Singin’ in the Rain is showing in selected cinemas as part of the BFI Musicals season.

    • 21 min
    Henry Jackman

    Henry Jackman

    Matthew talks to the celebrated Los Angeles-based English film composer, conductor and arranger Henry Jackman. Jackman is now hugely successful in Hollywood. In this probing interview he relates his background in classical music to the world of the Hollywood blockbuster.

    • 35 min
    Down to Earth

    Down to Earth

    Matthew Sweet presents music from films with characters who come back down to earth with a bump. Whether it's returning to everyday life after war, surviving an accident or extreme event, or adjusting to life after fame. Our featured new release is Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman as an astronaut whose suburban life spirals out of control after returning to earth.

    • 22 min
    The "Sound" of Cinema

    The "Sound" of Cinema

    Matthew's guest is the Hollywood Sound Designer Midge Costin (Con Air, The Rock, and Armageddon), director of the new documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound', who discusses the story of sound in film and how the industry has been comparatively slow to acknowledge the significance of what we hear impacts the way we see. The programme outlines some of the key milestones in sound design alongside music from the films, Armageddon, Wings, King Kong, Citizen Kane, Spartacus, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars - A New Hope, Jurassic Park, A Star Is Born and Black Panther.

    • 41 min
    God of War and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary

    God of War and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary

    Composer Bear McCreary's credits include Godzilla King of the Monsters, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Child's Play, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and the PlayStation 4 game God of War. In this exclusive interview he talks to Matthew Sweet about writing for tv, film and games, his love of horror and sci-fi, and the influence of his mentor Elmer Bernstein.

    • 26 min

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