Donald Macleod considers how the Second World War affected the Hollywood film industry. Including music by by Waxman, Tiomkin, Herrrmann and Rozsa.
"Sound of Cinema" moves towards the Second World War as Donald Macleod and guest John Wilson consider how the conflict affected the Hollywood Film industry. While profits at the box office soared, further opportunities arose from the war effort encouraging a successful alliance between film director Frank Capra and composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Meanwhile, two newcomers arrived: Miklos Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann, a man with some rather different ideas on how the music for a film should be produced.