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Movie Journalists - Music for the Press

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 October 2013

Matthew Sweet takes Carter Burwell's score for the new release, "The Fifth Estate", and profiles music for films reflecting journalism, from Citizen Kane to Frost/Nixon.

The Fifth Estate is Bill Condon's new drama based on the WikiLeaks story, with music by Carter Burwell. Matthew Sweet looks back at some of the great film scores created for movies inspired by the world of journalists and journalism, including Bernard Hermann's celebrated music for Citizen Kane; Nino Rota's music for La Dolce Vita; and Hans Zimmer's music for Frost/Nixon.


Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Carter Burwell

    Carter Burwell The Fifth Estate - History of the Media

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.

    The Fifth Estate (Orginal Motion Picture Soundtrack), Lakeshore, 1

  • Image for John Williams

    John Williams The Adventures of Tintin - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.

    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Soundtrack), Sony, 1

  • Image for James Horner

    James Horner The Pelican Brief - Garage Chase

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: James Horner.

    The Pelican Brief (Motion Picture Soundtrack), Big Screen Records, 12

  • Image for David Shire

    David Shire All the President's Men - Finale and End Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Shire.

    Klute / All the President's Men - Soundtracks, Film Score Monthly, 53

  • Image for Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer Frost/Nixon - Watergate

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Hans Zimmer.

    Frost/Nixon - Original Soundtrack, Varese Sarabande, 1

  • Image for Mike Oldfield

    Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields - Pran's Theme and Etude

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Mike Oldfield.

  • Image for Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni Welcome to Sarajevo - Adagio In G Minor

    Performer: Jonathan Williams. Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green.

    Welcome to Sarajevo - Original Soundtrack, Premier Soundtracks, 9

  • Image for Nino Rota

    Nino Rota La Dolce Vita

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Savina.


  • Image for Bernard Herrmann

    Bernard Herrmann Citizen Kane - Salambo's Aria

    Performer: Janice Watson. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Joel McNeely.

    Citizen Kane, Varese Sarabande, 27

  • Image for Carter Burwell

    Carter Burwell The Fifth Estate - A Fifth Estate

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.

    The Fifth Estate - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Lakeshore, 23

  • Image for Goran Bregovi?

    Goran Bregovi? La Reine Margot - Lullaby

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Goran Bregovi?.

    La Reine Margot - Original Soundtrack, Philips, 5


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