Movies and Musicals Saturday 15 May 2021
Toe-tapping tunes, The Rhythm of Life (photo by Universal/Getty Images) and I Got Rhythm, on the musicals menu this afternoon, plus favourites from Hamilton, The Little Mermaid and Can-Can. We travel to France with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Africa with Amistad and Black Panther, and we hear Canadian composer Lesley Barber's scoring of Manchester by the Sea. Plus the impressive recent score from Minari by Emile Mosseri and classic movie music from A Place in the Sun and The Lion in Winter.
American singer and actress Idina Menzel is consistently lauded for her strong yet emotional performances and has been referred to as 'The Streisand of her generation', and we'll hear her sing numbers from the musicals Wicked, Frozen and Rent this afternoon. String orchestra and string quartet are to the fore on the soundtracks to Knives Out and Parasite, and Aedín features songs to pull at the heartstrings from Mary Poppins Returns and Sweeney Todd. (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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 Zellweger.
Watch below as Aedín talks to actor Mark Hamill. Best known for playing the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, he discusses his extensive career including the role of Luke Skywalker, working closely with Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford and learning a cúpla focal.