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Academia20190504

A world of film music with Matthew Sweet.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Double Acts20190112

Matthew Sweet takes his cue from the newly released 'Stan and Ollie', scored by Rolfe Kent, for a look at music for films featuring double acts, not least from the new Laurel and Hardy inspired film itself.
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 with music for cinematic duos.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Double Acts20190112

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 with music for cinematic duos.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Free Thinking - Cinematic Love Themes20190330

Matthew Sweet live from Sage Gateshead with a look at cinematic love themes.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Hitch and Herrmann20190119

Matthew Sweet examines the Alfred Hitchcock/Bernard Herrmann artistic collaboration through the music for their films, including North By Northwest, Psycho, Marnie, and Vertigo. The programme marks the BBC's Icons Season. Alfred Hitchcock features among the short list of Icons in the "Artists and Writers" category in BBC TWO's venture to discover the 20th Century's most important and influential figure.

Further details can be found on the "BBC Icons" website.

Matthew Sweet on the collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann.

Series of programmes exploring film music

John Scott20190316

He's the man who gave us the music for A Study in Terror, The Final Countdown, and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. He worked with John Barry, Henry Mancini and Jacques Cousteau, whistled on the River Kwai, played flute on the Lion in Winter and saxophone on Goldfinger.

Matthew Sweet meets the English film composer John Scott.

Film music from John Scott, the man who wrote A Study in Terror and The Final Countdown.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Justin Hurwitz20190105

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'.

Matthew Sweet is joined by the composer of La La Land and First Man

Series of programmes exploring film music

Music For Dragons20190202

Composer John Powell discusses his music for How to Train Your Dragon

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sherlock Holmes20181229

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".

Matthew Sweet with film music for the Victorian detective

Series of programmes exploring film music

Sherlock Holmes20181229

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".

Matthew Sweet with film music for the Victorian detective

Series of programmes exploring film music

Smugglers20190126

Matthew Sweet and cinematic smugglers

Series of programmes exploring film music

Things are not what they seem...20190323

A selection of great film music conveying hidden menace.

Series of programmes exploring film music