Sound of Cinema
BBC Radio 3
Series of programmes exploring film music
Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the newly released 'Stan and Ollie', scored by Rolfe Kent, for a look at music for films featuring notable "double acts", not least from the new Laurel and Hardy inspired film itself. Featured films include 'The Odd Couple', 'Gunfight At OK Corral', 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 'Mr and Mrs Smith', 'To Have And Have Not', 'Cleopatra', 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner', '21 Jump Street', 'Men In Black', 'Silver Streak', 'Night At The Museum', 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein', 'The Intelligence Men', 'Coraline', 'Shaun Of The Dead' and the Classic Score of the week is Laurel and Hardy's 'Way Out West'. There's also a chance to hear part of the new score by Thomas Ades for the new bio-pic about French author, Collette.
Matthew Sweet meets the composer of First Man and La La Land, Justin Hurwitz, who has built an enviable reputation in Hollywood and two Academy Awards from just four films. Matthew looks at his career to date, his exclusive working relationship with director Damien Chazelle, his love of the film musical, and he discusses his four films - 'Guy and Madeline On A Park Bench', 'Whiplash', 'La La Land', and 'First Man'.
Conan Doyle's detective takes to the screens again this Christmas with a new comic film, "Holmes & Watson", with music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Matthew Sweet marks the event with a look back on some of the super-sleuth's celebrated film scores including "The Adventures OF Sherlock Holmes's Smarter Brother", "The Legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles", "Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows", "Young Sherlock Holmes", "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "The Voice of Terror", "Sherlock", "Sherlock Holmes In New York", "They Might Be Giants", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Seven Per Cent Solution", "A Study In Terror", "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes", "Mr Holmes", "Holmes & Watson".
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