Movies and Musicals Saturday 24 April 2021
Songs from Hamilton, In the Heights, When Harry met Sally, The King and I and Top Hat this afternoon, and impressive film scores from The English Patient, Mystic River, Betty Blue, Iris and North by Northwest. Aedín also features numbers featuring lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green who were paired together longer than any other writing team in the history of Broadway, working with Leonard Bernstein on the musicals Wonderful Town and On the Town.
The soundtracks from Born on the Fourth of July, Independence Day, The American President and Yankee Doodle Dandy starring James Cagney all feature today. Aedín also marks the 30th anniversary of the original animated version of Beauty and the Beast with a selection of great songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Favourite scores too from The Piano, Rear Window, Jean de Florette and Star Trek into Darkness.
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!