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Mark Kermode takes you on a tour of soundtracks from his favourite movies. Including orchestral scores, electronic music. songs from musicals, and sound effects from another world. Along the way he will be joined by film-makers and musicians like William Friedkin, Lynne Ramsay, Bill Forsyth, Mark Knopfler, David Arnold, Anne Dudley, Rachel Portman,…
 
In this episode Mark focuses on his favourite songs and musicals. Interviewees include Alan Parker on his films Fame, Evita and the Commitments, Lynne Ramsay on the music in We Need To Talk About Kevin and Edgar Wright explains the pop jukebox soundtracks for films like An American Werewolf in London, Pulp Fiction and Shaun Of The Dead.…
 
Mark examines the mysteries of composing for the screen. He talks to among others Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead who has composed music for the Paul Thomas Anderson films There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice.Composer Rachel Portman who won an Oscar for her music for Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow, to Mark Knopfler and Bill Forsyth about the score for…
 
Mark focuses on electronic film music. Interviews include Alan Parker director of Midnight Express, Steven Price who won an Oscar for his amazing score for Gravity, and William Friedkin who directed The Exorcist and the cult film Sorcerer, Peter Strickland director of Barbarian Sound Studio, Anne Dudley who composed the score for The Full Monty and…
 
In this final programme, Mark Kermode considers the business of showing films. The route from script to finance to screen can be a long one - but then it all comes down to one nervous opening weekend.Marketing may convince us of a film's merit but, one comment on social media can ruin even the most inventive campaign.Film festivals are vital for la…
 
Close to 700 movies opened in the UK last year. Blockbusters, franchises, documentaries, debuts, experiments, low-budget indies and beyond. It's never been easier to make a film and it's said there is an audience for everything. But what is the likely size of that audience? In the second part of this series, film critic Mark Kermode talks to the fi…
 
Film critic Mark Kermode reveals the economic realities behind the film industry. In the first part of the series, Mark finds out about the journey from script to screen - a path littered with obstacles. Many films languish in so-called "Development Hell", where producers turn in scripts, listen to conflicting opinions and resubmit their storylines…
 
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