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Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies

Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies is a three-part BBC documentary series hosted by composer Neil Brand, celebrating the art of the cinema soundtrack. Featuring interviews with leading film-makers and composers such as Martin Scorsese, Hans Zimmer, Richard Sherman and Carter Burwell, Neil Brand explores the work of the great movie composers and demonstrates their techniques. In this series Neil tells his alternative history of cinema, putting the soundtrack center stage.

Episode 1 - The Big Score
Neil begins by looking at how the classic orchestral film score emerged and why it's still going strong today.

Episode 2 - Pop Goes the Soundtrack
Neil Brand explores how in the second half of the 20th century, composers and film-makers embraced jazz, pop and rock to bring fresh energy and relevance to film scores.

Episode 3 - New Frontiers
Neil Brand explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold new directions and even altered our very idea of how a film should sound.


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