The Screen Villainess
Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses, to mark the release of Maleficent. Plus the Classic Score of the Week: Franz Waxman's Rebecca.
Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses in the week that sees the launch of Robert Stromberg's film, "Maleficent" - inspired by Disney's vindictive fairy in "Sleeping Beauty" and starring Angelina Jolie - with a vast new orchestral score by James Newton Howard.
Other scores featured in the programme include: George Fenton's "Dangerous Liaisons"; Jerry Goldsmith's "Basic Instinct"; Hans Zimmer's "Sherlock Holmes"; Henry Jackman's "X Men - First Class"; Henry Mancini "Mommie Dearest"; Jack Nitzsche "One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest"and Alan Menken's "The LIttle Mermaid". The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Rebecca".