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“Maybe the world’s best film podcast” David Cairns, shadowplay blog.

'Music for Films' the underground cinema podcast.

Made in Scotland, 'Music for Films' is about the music, films and the music for films which have shaped people’s lives.

On our mission to explore the subterranean sources of London’s culture we created the Scala Underground Film Map, which imagines the Tube as a film festival programmed by the legendary cinema at Kings Cross.

The BeeKeepers are interested in connecting the past, the present and the future, and in people choosing their own adventures.

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“Maybe the world’s best film podcast” David Cairns, shadowplay blog.

'Music for Films' the underground cinema podcast.

Made in Scotland, 'Music for Films' is about the music, films and the music for films which have shaped people’s lives.

On our mission to explore the subterranean sources of London’s culture we created the Scala Underground Film Map, which imagines the Tube as a film festival programmed by the legendary cinema at Kings Cross.

The BeeKeepers are interested in connecting the past, the present and the future, and in people choosing their own adventures.

    Music for Films, Box Set - Wonderwall & Zachariah - Part One

    Music for Films, Box Set - Wonderwall & Zachariah - Part One

    A two-part journey through the psychedelic cinema of Joe Masott. In part one, Dr. Shruti Narayanswamy (@ mahalmovies)
    & Tim Concannon (@ timcwrites) discuss the 1968 oddity 'Wonderwall' which inspired the Oasis song, and the original film score by George Harrison and some of India's finest classical musicians.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderwall_Music

    * https://www.georgeharrison.com/releases/wonderwall-music/

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Music for Films, Box Set - The Shadow of the Bat - part three

    Music for Films, Box Set - The Shadow of the Bat - part three

    Dr. Shruti Narayanswamy (@ mahalmovies)
    & Tim Concannon (@ timcwrites) discuss the 1959 version of 'The Bat Whispers', an inspiration for Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Batman, starring Vincent Price

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bat_(1959_film)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt1HaOM9LiE

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Hour_of_Great_Mysteries

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mClkknsvC4


    More on the Beekeepers website...

    https://www.thebeekeepers.com/music-for-films-box-set-the-shadow-of-the-bat/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Music for Films, Box Set - The Shadow of the Bat - part two

    Music for Films, Box Set - The Shadow of the Bat - part two

    Dr. Shruti Narayanswamy (@ mahalmovies)
    & Tim Concannon (@ timcwrites) discuss the 1959 version of 'The Bat Whispers', an inspiration for Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Batman, starring Vincent Price

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bat_(1959_film)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt1HaOM9LiE

    The Snoop Sisters 'Black Day For Bluebeard' (1974)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NSw-5TjQCs

    More on the Beekeepers website...

    https://www.thebeekeepers.com/music-for-films-box-set-the-shadow-of-the-bat

    • 43 min
    Music for Films, Box Set - The Shadow of the Bat, part one

    Music for Films, Box Set - The Shadow of the Bat, part one

    Dr. Shruti Narayanswamy (@ mahalmovies)
    & Tim Concannon (@ timcwrites) discuss inspirations for Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Batman: Roland West’s 1926 silent noirish thriller ‘The Bat‘ and his talkie remake, 1930’s ‘The Bat Whispers‘.

    * The Bat (1926)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bat_(1926_film)

    https://archive.org/details/TheBat1926WithSoundtrack

    * The Bat Whispers (1930)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bat_Whispers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhgEKm7-kOM

    • 1 hr
    Music for Films: Rated "H" for Hitchcock - The Pleasure Garden & La Souriante Madame Beudet

    Music for Films: Rated "H" for Hitchcock - The Pleasure Garden & La Souriante Madame Beudet

    Episode One: Dr. Shruti Narayanswamy (@ mahalmovies)
    & Tim Concannon (@ timcwrites)discuss Hitchock’s 1925 film ‘The Pleasure Garden‘ and Germaine Dulac’s ‘La Souriante Madame Beudet‘ (1923).

    *The Pleasure Garden
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pleasure_Garden_(1925_film)

    *La Souriante Madame Beudet
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Souriante_Madame_Beudet

    *Shruti mentions Tami Williams’s book ‘Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations‘.
    https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/47yxb8mr9780252038471.html

    * The Pleasure Garden (1925)
    https://youtu.be/4hoMKZOoNcw

    * La Souriante Madame Beudet (1923) With English Subtitles
    https://youtu.be/1VA8NBhipvs

    * Hitchcock-Truffaut Episode 1: Youth, Influences, First jobs (1962) With English Subtitles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq51gq4s5r4

    • 1 hr 30 min
    A guide to the Scala map of London underground films

    A guide to the Scala map of London underground films

    Bonus podcast introducing the ebook guide to the Scala map, 'What is crouching and why does it end?'

    A love letter to London cinema and London cinema buildings, read by noted sentimentalists Roz Kaveney (@ RozKaveney)
    & Tim Concannon (@ timcwrites).

    Linking every station on London’s Underground to a movie made at, near or to do with it, over 345 illustrated pages with numerous detailed maps, the guide imagines the city as a film programme at the legendary Scala film club at Kings Cross in the 1980s.

    £4. DRM-free PDF. Free updates when we bring out new editions.

    Buy it now at www.thebeekeepers.com

    * The title of this essay is inspired by a Stephen King's Lovecraftian short story 'Crouch End'
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crouch_End_(short_story)

    * Music included in the essay

    1. Krzysztof Penderecki - Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threnody_to_the_Victims_of_Hiroshima

    2. Antonín Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op. 95, B. 178 (aka 'The New World Symphony') (1893)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k)

    3. R D Burman and Anand Bakshi - Yeh Dosti from 'Sholay' (1975)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholay#Music

    4. Barry Adamson - Everything Happens to Me (1989)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss_Side_Story

    5. Miklós Rózsa- Eternal Silence from 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes' (1970)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Mikl%C3%B3s_R%C3%B3zsa#Film_scores

    6. Friedrich Hollaender - Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (aka 'Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)') (1930)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_in_Love_Again_(Can%27t_Help_It)

    7. Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner - Who Do You Think You Are Kidding, Mr. Hitler? (1968)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dad%27s_Army#Music

    8. David Bowie - Helden (German version of 'Heroes') (1977)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Heroes%22_(David_Bowie_song)#Other_releases

    9. Moondog - Lament 1 (Bird's Lament) (1969)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondog_(album)

    10. Eric Satie - Nocturnes (1919)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturnes_(Satie)

    11. X-Ray Spexs - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo (1978)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Ray_Spex#Singles

    12. The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode (1992)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebeneezer_Goode

    • 29 min

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Warm discussion and some great insights.

I'm always delighted when another episode of this podcast comes round. The discussions are insightful and fantastically capture the atmosphere of the subject matter whilst expanding into broader conversation - joining the dots of history, place and the art of filmmaking.
Fantastic and refreshing!

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