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Matthew Sweet looks back on the inspiration that the hotel has offered film with a selection of film music about hotels in the week of the release of Bad Times At The El Royale.

Whether it's the threatening and atmospheric environment of the hotel in The Shining or the opulence of the Grand Budapest Hotel these public buildings have excercised more than their fair share of inspiration on filmmakers and film music. Matthew Sweet looks back at the hotel in cinema through some of these film's music in the week that has seen the release of Drew Goddard's mystery thriller, Bad Times At The El Royale.

The programme also features music from 'Plaza Suite', 'Grand Hotel', 'Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Some Like It Hot', 'The Shining', 'The Night Porter', 'Death In Venice', 'Somewhere In Time' and Michael Giacchino's new score for 'Bad Times At The El Royale'.

And there's the chance to hear some of Justin Hurwitz's new score for 'First Man', Damien Chazelle's new film biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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Sat 13 Oct 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Maurice Jarre

    Plaza Suite (1971) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Maurice Jarre.
    • Mandingo / Plaza Suite.
    • Intrada Special Collection.
    • 1.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Canto at Gabelmeister's Peak

    Conductor: Alexandre Desplat. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original Soundtrack).
    • ABKCO.
    • 27.
  • Adolph Deutsch

    Some Like It Hot (1959) - Park Avenue Fantasy / I wanna be loved by you

    Orchestra: Adolph Deutsch Orchestra.
    • Some Like It Hot.
    • 7.
  • Béla Bartók

    The Shining (1980) - Music for String Percussion and Celeste - Mvt 3 Adagio

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA Victor Red Seal : LSC-1934.
    • RCA Victor Red Seal.
    • 8.
  • Rachel Elkind

    The Shining (1980) - Main Title

    Composer: Wendy Carlos. Performer: Wendy Carlos. Performer: Rachel Elkind.
    • The Shining (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Warner Bros. Records.
    • 1.
  • Daniele Paris

    The Night Porter (1974) - Sonata 1950 / Night Porter Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Portiere Di Notte / Milarepa (Original Soundtracks).
    • CAM.
    • 2.
  • Armando Gil

    Death In Venice (1971) - Canti Nuovi

    Performer: Unknown.
    • Mort A Venise (Bande Originale Du Film).
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Kate Bush


    Performer: Kate Bush. Performer: Alan Murphy. Performer: Preston Heyman. Singer: Ian Bairnson.
    • Never For Ever.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • John Barry

    Somewhere in Time (1980) - Main Theme / Journey Back In Time

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: John Barry.
    • Somewhere In Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • BGO Records.
    • 1.
  • Michael Giacchino

    Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) - The Suite at the El Royale

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Bad Times at the El Royale - Original Motion Picture Score.
    • Milan Records.
    • 1.
  • Eric Rogers

    Carry On Abroad (1972) - Main Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Original Music And Dialogue From The Carry On Films.
    • 5.
  • Nino Rota

    Amaracord (1973) - La "Fogaraccia"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Savina.
    • Federico Fellini - Amaracord.
    • CAM Original Soundtrack.
    • 2.
  • Justin Hurwitz

    First Man (2018) - End Credits

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • First Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Backlot Music.
    • 36.


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