Movies and Musicals Saturday 24 October 2020
Some spooky Hallowe'en sounds from Bram Stoker's Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd and Psycho this afternoon. And we’ll meet with witches and wizards in Wicked, The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter.
This afternoon, a triple play from lyricist Dorothy Fields who wrote over four hundred songs for Broadway and Hollywood films, winning an Oscar for The Way You Look Tonight with composer Jerome Kern and writing the songs for Sweet Charity with Cy Coleman. The scores of Rachel Portman from Emma and The Cider House Rules, and music from the French thriller Elle scored by Anne Dudley. Plus, Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Shirley Bassey sings one of the best Bond songs, Goldfinger.
You can watch or listen again to Aedín's interviews with composers John Barry, Alan Menken and Michael Giacchino. Plus stars of stage and screen, Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Mark Hamill, Elaine Stritch, Mickey Rooney, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth and Renée Zellwegger.
Listen below as Aedín chats to George Fenton, who has composed scores for The Wind that Shakes The Barley, Dangerous Liaisons and You've Got Mail, working with directors including Richard Attenborough and Terry Gilliam. He talks about a new album of his scores arranged and performed by pianist Simon Chamberlain.