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Wartime in the Dream Factory

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Bernard Herrmann

    Suite from Citizen Kane

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Elmer Bernstein.
    • Milan: 140812.
    • 1.
  • MGM Studio Orchestra

    The Philadelphia Story

    Conductor: Franz Waxman.
    • Warner: 8122757012.
    • 5.
  • Franz Waxman

    Objective, Burma!

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • RCA Red Seal: RD87017.
    • 8.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin

    Lost Horizon

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: John Alldis Choir. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • RCA Red Seal: 888697779332.
    • 1.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Double Indemnity Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bernas.
    • RPO023.

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