Movies and Musicals Saturday 24 April 2021
Aedín features three soundtracks this afternoon from films starring Saoirse Ronan; Atonement, Ammonite and On Chesil Beach. The typewriter features in the songs 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton and Opening doors from Stephen Sondheim's Merrily we Roll Along. We’ll meet with Jane Eyre and Calamity Jane, and take a trip to Rome with a great soundtrack from the film A Great Beauty. Garret Daly will bring us all the latest movie news including the release of The Father featuring an Oscar award winning performance from Anthony Hopkins.
Music from three films directed by Stephen Frears ahead of his 80th birthday, Dangerous Liaisons, Philomena and The Queen. Plus a queen of the game of chess; Anya Taylor-Joy in both The Queen's Gambit and the 2020 screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma scored by Isobel Waller-Bridge. Aedín also celebrates the star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins Dick Van Dyke, who at 95 years of age has enjoyed an award-winning career that has spanned seven decades.
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.
Listen again as Aedín chats to the composer and lyricist behind the songs and score - Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman. They talk about writing for Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw, and we get a sneak preview of songs that didn't make the cut!