Matthew Sweet features a selection of music for films that have been led by actors not yet in or out of their teens. From the likes of Jackie Coogan, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, to more recent stars such as Jodie Foster, Daniel Radcliffe and Asa Butterfield. The programme is prompted by the release this week, to streaming services, of Artemis Fowl, Disney’s new young adult fantasy based on the novels by author Eoin Colfe. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it has a new score by Patrick Doyle, and stars 15 year old Ferdia Shaw.
The programme features music from ‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘The Kid’, ‘Bright Eyes’, ‘Captains Courageous’, ‘Babes In Arms’, ‘Hunted’, ‘Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Pollyanna’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ as well as music from Patrick Doyle’s new score. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rosza’s music for the 1940 ‘Thief Of Baghdad’ starring Sabu.