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Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music from the year 1970, marking the release of Liza Johnson's new comedy-drama Elvis & Nixon.

With the release of Liza Johnson's new drama comedy "Elvis & Nixon" - a look at America in December 1970 - Matthew Sweet reflects on the score for this, and for other films actually made in this year. A year that brought us the likes of "Love Story", "Airport", "M*A*S*H", "Soldier Blue"; "Ryan's Daughter", "Kelly's Heroes", "A Man Called Horse", "Chisum"; "The Music Lovers", "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" and "The Railway Children".

The Classic Score of the Week is Frank Cordell's music for "Cromwell".

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Music Played

  • Maurice Jarre

    Ryan's Daughter

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • SONY.
  • Alfred Newman

    Airport

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • MCA.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Lalo Schifrin

    Kelly's Heroes

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Johnny Mandel

    M*A*S*H - Suicide is Painless

    Performer: John Bahler. Performer: Tom Bahler. Performer: Ron Hicklin. Performer: Ian Freebairn-Smith.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Dominic Frontiere

    Chisum

    Narrator: William Conrad. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra and Chorus.
  • Leonard Rosenman

    A Man Called Horse - The Death Of Running Deer And The Departure Of John

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Columbia.
  • Johnny Douglas

    The Railway Children - Overture

    Orchestra: Johnny Douglas and His Orchestra.
    • Dulcima.
  • Luboš Fišer

    Valerie and her Week of Wonders - Magic Yard

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Finders Keepers.
  • Frank Cordell

    Cromwell - Main Titles, Model Army, Away With This Bauble

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Intrada Special Collection.
  • Edward Schearmur

    Elvis and Nixon - A Little History

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Hans Kloser

    Independence Day - Resurgence

    Composer: Thomas Wanker. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.

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