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Hans Zimmer on the Sound of Cinema

3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 15 September 2013

Mary Anne celebrates the Sound Of Cinema by asking Hans Zimmer: How Important is the Soundtrack to a Movie?

The BBC's Sound of Cinema season pays homage to the great soundtracks of the movies/The BBC's Sound of Cinema season is dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season features a major BBC Four series and programming across BBC radio.

6 Music will be supporting the season over the next few weeks with some very special shows. Today Mary Anne Hobbs will be delving into composer Hans Zimmer's thoughts and extracting one epiphany: How Important Is The Soundtrack To A Movie?

Hans Zimmer has sound tracked many classic films such as Inception, Man Of Steel and The Lion King. In his fascinating Three Minute Epiphany he reveals the impact of a soundtrack to a film and his process of creating one.
And of course, Mary Anne has a bag full of records to play you: new, vintage and live from the depths of the BBC Archive.

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