Playing Politics

We’ll hear music from films about political campaigns, including The Manchurian Candidate, Milk and more.

Music highlighted in this episode

Discord and Harmony, and Statecraft from The Iron Lady

Thomas Newman

original soundtrack

Sony 8869 1914342

2011

Election from Election

Rolfe Kent

original soundtrack

Sire 31057-2

1999

Harvey's Theme and Postscript from MILK

Danny Elfman

original soundtrack

London B0012309

2008

End Titles from Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Dimitri Tiomkin

original soundtrack

taken from DVD

1939

Overture from The Manchurian Candidate

David Amram

original soundtrack

Premier PRCD 1059

1962

The Bomb Run from Dr. Strangelove

Laurie Johnson

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Silva 1057

1964

Working On It from Wag The Dog

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler, guitar

Mercury 314 536 864-2

1997

She Hates Me from Dave

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack

Big Screen 9 24510-2

1995

How'd You Get Started from Dave

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack

Big Screen 9 24510-2

1995

How'd You Get Started from Dave

John Williams

original soundtrack

Hollywood Records HI62043-2

1995

Finale and End Title from All The President's Men

David Shire

original soundtrack

Film Score Monthly FSMCD Vol. 10 Nr. 16

1976

Watergate from Frost/Nixon

Hans Zimmer

original soundtrack

Varese Sarabande 302 066 942 2

2008

Not The Best People from Primary Colors

Ry Cooder

original soundtrack

MCAD 11775

1998

End Titles from The American President

Marc Shaiman

original soundtrack

MCAD 11380

1995

End Titles from Dave

James Newton Howard

original soundtrack

Big Screen 9 24510-2

1995

Main Title and Trouble at the Whitehouse from My Fellow Americans

William Ross

original soundtrack

TVT 8090-2

1996

President Shepherd from The American President

Marc Shaiman

original soundtrack

MCAD 11380

1995

Throne Room from Star Wars

John Williams

original soundtrack

Sony 51333

1977

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