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Things are not what they seem...

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films where things are not quite as they would have us believe, including music by Michael Abels for the new psycho-thriller Us.

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Music Played

  • Paul Giovanni

    The Wicker Man (1973) - Maypole

    Ensemble: The Wicker Man Ensemble and Chorus. Conductor: Gary Carpenter.
    • The Wicker Man - The Original Soundtrack Album.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 4.
  • Ron Goodwin

    Village of the Damned (1960) - Opening Titles

    Orchestra: Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra.
    • Sounds Spectacular.
    • Archive.
    • 1.
  • James Newton Howard

    The Village (2004) - The Gravel Road

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Orchestra: Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pete Anthony.
    • M Night Shyamalan's The Village.
    • Hollywood Records.
    • 8.
  • Dave Grusin

    The Firm (1993) - Main Title

    Performer: Dave Grusin. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Firm (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • MCA Records.
    • 1.
  • Randy Newman

    Pleasantville (1998) - Real Rain

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Pleasantville (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 2.
  • Burkhard Dallwitz

    Truman Show - Father Kolbe's Preaching

    Orchestra: Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • The Truman Show (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • Milan.
    • 9.
  • Rachel Portman

    Never Let Me Go (2010) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: David Snell.
    • Never Let Me Go (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 2.
  • David Arnold

    The Stepford Wives (2004) - Opening Titles

    Conductor: Nicholas Dodd. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Stepford Wives (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • La-La Land Records.
    • 1.
  • Paul Giovanni

    The Wicker Man (1973) - Gently, Johnny; Fire Leap; Willow's Song

    Ensemble: The Wicker Man Ensemble and Chorus. Conductor: Gary Carpenter.
    • The Wicker Man - The Original Soundtrack Album.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 3.
  • Michael Abels

    Us (2019) - Anthem / Finale

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Us (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Back Lot Records.
    • 1.
  • Ron Grainer

    The Prisoner (1967) - Main Titles

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mike Townend.
    • The Cult Files.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 2.
  • Ilan Eshkeri

    The White Crow (2019) - Paris

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The White Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.

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