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Matthew Sweet presents music for thrillers with a hijacking theme, the subject of Paul Greengrass's new film Captain Phillips. With excerpts from its score, by Henry Jackman.

Matthew Sweet captures the action packed world of the thriller including film music inspired by hijacking, the subject of this week's featured new film release, Captain Phillips.

Captain Phillips is a biopic directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks recalling the story of Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.

Matthew features some of Henry Jackman's music for this film, as well as his music for other films, and looks back on scores from some of the great thrillers inspired by the hijack theme, including: "The Hunt For Red October"; "Airforce One"; "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3".

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Music Played

  • Basil Poledouris

    Hymn to Red October (Main Title)

    Performer: Uncredited performers.
    • MCA Records.
    • MCAD6428.
  • Henry Jackman

    A Giant Transformation / Ginormica Suite

    Performer: Uncredited performers.
    • LAKESHORE RECORDS.
    • LKS 340692.
  • John Barry

    You Only Live Twice

    Performer: Mr John Barry.
    • UNITED ARTISTS.
  • Bronislau Kaper

    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - Overture

    Conductor: Robert Armbruster. Music Arranger: JOHN WILSON. Music Arranger: ANDREW COTTEE. Performer: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDP 79 4876 2.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Parachutes / Welcome Aboard

    Performer: STUDIO ORCHESTRA, Conducted By JERRY GOLDSMITH.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • VSD5825.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Fire Sale

    Performer: STUDIO ORCHESTRA, Conducted By JERRY GOLDSMITH.
    • INTRADA.
    • 232.
  • David Shire

    TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3: End Title

    Performer: ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY DAVID SHIRE.
    • RETROGRADE.
    • FSM801232.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: One Last Shot; He's a Pirate

    Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra.
    • DISNEY.
    • 3532372.
  • Henry Jackman

    Choose Your Crew / Maersk Alabama

    Performer: Uncredited performers.
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 302 067 226 6.
  • Michael Kamen

    Icicle

    Conductor: Michael Kamen. Performer: Unknown.
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • VSD-5273.
  • John Williams

    War of the Worlds: Prologue

    Conductor: John Williams. Performer: Milton Freeman. Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 9881413.

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