In a unique weekly podcast, Edith Bowman sits down with a variety of film directors, actors, producers and composers to talk about the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. The music chosen by our guests is woven into the interview and used alongside clips from their films.
Episode 236: Actor Jamie Dornan Talks Music
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is an actor, model and musician who established himself in the mainstream with his chilling performance as serial killer Paul Spector in critically acclaimed drama, The Fall.
Jamie Dornan has since landed a string of leading roles, including the part of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades series and Nick in Untogether, which was written and directed by former guest on this show, Emma Forrest.
His latest outing sees him appear alongside Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo in the madcap comedy Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar, which, we can assure you, is an absolute hoot.
He also stepped in at the very last minute, for which we're eternally grateful!
Episode 235: Edoardo Ponti On The Music Of The Life Ahead
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is truly born into cinematic royalty. Writer / director Edoardo Ponti is the son of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, who produced Dr Zhivago among many, many other films.
Edoardo's latest project is The Life Ahead, which stars his mother as a former prostitute who forms an unlikely bond with a Senegalese street kid. You can watch it on Netflix now, and we highly recommend you take the time.
Edoardo brims with enthusiasm, and has a mischievous sense of humour, making this a jolly entertaining listen indeed.
Episode 234: George C Wolfe On The Music Of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is American playwright and film and theatre director, George C Wolfe.
Now it's with a certain sadness we welcome George to the show, as his latest offering Ma Rainey's Black Bottom also happens to be Chadwick's last performance before his passing. But what a performance it is, as he and Viola Davis put on a virtuoso show as the eponymous blues singer and the trumpeter in her band.
It's available to watch on Netflix now - so you can see for yourself why it landed numerous award nominations and received widespread critical acclaim.
Episode 233: Composer Ilan Eshkeri Reflects On His Career
Our latest guest on Soundtracking is a composer whose name has been mentioned on countless occasions on this podcast, such has been his productivity across the diverse world of screen music
Ilan Eshkeri has worked on numerous films, TV shows and video games - the latest of which is the quite simply breathtaking Ghost Of Tsushima for the PS4. He's also scored four documentaries for David Attenborough, including A Perfect Planet, which you can watch on the BBC iPlayer right now.
He's also built up several strong creative partnerships over the years with the likes of Matthew Vaughn, Ralph Fiennes and Mat Whitecross.
Episode 232: Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and On The Music Of WandaVision & Frozen
Our latest guests on Soundtracking are a husband and wife duo responsible for some of the most memorable original tracks to feature on our screens in recent times.
For Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are the couple who wrote the songs in Frozen and Coco, winning Oscars for standouts Let It Go And Remember Mer respectively.
Now they have contributed theme tunes to episodes of the quite extraordinary WandaVision, which is streaming now on Disney +. Set in the Marvel Comic Universe, WandaVision takes place after the events in Avengers: Endgame, and sees Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles from the film series.
Beyond that, it's quite hard to explain what's going on, so you'll just have to investigate for yourselves!
Episode 231: Zeina Durra & Nascuy Linares on The Music Of Luxor
Our latest guests on Soundtracking are a duo who've combined to great effect on the haunting drama and character study, Luxor.
As we'll hear, writer / director Zeina Durra contacted Venezuelan composer Nascuy Linares somewhat out of the blue to score her film, which tells the story of an aid worker who heads to Egypt to escape the horrors of the civil war in Syria, and runs into an old flame while she's there. Andrea Riseborough's performance in the lead role is something to behold, as are the locations and cinematography, so do check all of the above out on home entertainment formats as and when you get a second.
Originally, Zeina didn't want any incidental music at all, which perhaps informed the ambient, stripped-back aesthetic of Nascuy's score. But he's done a beautiful job from beginning to end - capturing both a mood and a sense of place.
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Although at times it can seem overly gushing, Edith provides engaing and entertaining interviews. Being able to hear tracks discussed helps provide extra texture. Large variety of guests and music discussed.
Fantastic interviews and music selections.