Sound of Cinema: At the Movies
A mixture of poetry, prose and music inspired by film. Poems include Tony Harrison, George Szirtes and Carol Ann Duffy. Plus music by Plus music by Nyman, Mozart, Schumann, Aubert.
For Sound of Cinema, a selection of poetry, prose and music inspired by the movies. Poets and composers have been associated with the cinema since it began well over a hundred years ago. In the early years Russian poet Mayakovsky, Jean Cocteau, W.H. Auden and Bertolt Brecht were all involved as were the composers William Walton, Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Elmer Bernstein.
In Words and Music at the Movies poems include Tony Harrison's 'Continuous', Carol Ann Duffy's 'Big Sue and Now Voyager', EE Cummings's 'your slightest look' (heard in Woody Allen's 'Hannah and her Sisters') and Roger McGough's 'If life's a lousy picture, why not leave before the end?' with music from Michael Nyman, Mozart, Schumann, Bernard Herrmann, Aubert, Miles Davis, Nino Rota, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.
The readers are Barbara Flynn and William Hope.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
C20th CENTURY FANFARE
Images for Godard read by Barbara Flynn
Old Movies read by William Hope
Carol Ann Duffy
Big Sue and Now Voyager read by Barbara Flynn
Hollywood Jabberwocky read by William Hope
Alfred Hitchcock read by Barbara Flynn
Rain read by Barbara Flynn
Your slightest look read by William Hope
An Image of Leda read by Barbara Flynn
Continuous read by Tony Harrison
Fin read by William Hope
On Seeing the Leni Riefenstahl Film of the 1936 Olympic Games read by William Hope
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Kubla Khan read by Barbara Flynn