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Fear and Desire

Episode 2 of 10

Author and film critic David Thomson explores how cinema has changed him - and us: the power of music in film. From 2011.

Film is many things, but its ability to carry us into the darkest dreams and fiercest desires of its characters via the magic of the score and the sound binds us all in the dark.

Author and film critic David Thomson takes a highly personal journey through the lasting impact and power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.

15 minutes