Mozart Went To The Movies is a three-part series on the history of orchestral film music, from its roots in European concert halls to its use in cutting edge multimedia.
Part One: The Orchestra Comes to The Odeon
Silent movies were never silent. We trace the orchestra's journey from the opera house to the movie house.
Part Two: Escaping to Hollywood
How Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe forever changed the sound of movie music.
Part Three: Space Operas and The Digital Age
Star Wars marks the return of the epic orchestral score. And we'll hear how the classic movie sound is influencing digital media, and creating a new audiences for symphonic music.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Cars, A Love Affair. Americans love their cars and the movies made about them. We’ll hear scores from films including the Fast and The Furious franchise, Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino and of course Pixar’s Cars.
We’ll hear music by one of France’s best-loved composers and a favorite of director Francois Truffaut. We’ll hear Delarue’s music from Platoon, Steel Magnolias, Agnes of God and more.
We’ll hear first-rate scores from films that were critical flops, including The Postman, Waterworld, and The Last Airbender.
We’ll hear music from films that parody other films including Galaxy Quest, Airplane, Young Frankenstein, and more.