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... Yours faithfully

With the release of the bio-pic Vita & Virginia this week, Matthew Sweet reflects on the epistolary film - movies inspired by the exchange of letters.

With the release of the bio-pic ‘Vita & Virginia’ this week, inspired by the correspondence of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Matthew Sweet reflects on the epistolary film - movies inspired by the exchange of letters.

The programme features music from ‘Broadway Melody on 1938’; ‘The Lake House’; ‘Letters to Juliet’; ‘Message In A Bottle’; ‘The Shop Around The Corner’; ‘You’ve Got Mail’; ‘84 Charing Cross Road’; ‘The Shawshank Redemption’; ‘Atonement’; ‘The Letter’ (1940); ‘Dangerous Liaisons’; ‘The Color Purple”; ‘Possession’ (2002) and ‘Vita & Virginia’.

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Music Played

  • James V. Monaco

    You Made Me Love You

    Performer: Harry James. Orchestra: Harry James Orchestra.
    • They Sold A Million.
    • Soho.
    • 15.
  • James V. Monaco

    Broadway Melody of 1938 - Dear Mr Gable/You Made Me Love You

    Composer: Roger Edens. Performer: Judy Garland.
    • Judy Garland: Classic Songs From The Stage And Screen.
    • Music Club.
    • 5.
  • Rachel Portman

    The Lake House (2006) - Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Lake House (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Lakeshore Records.
    • 6.
  • Gabriel Yared

    Message In A Bottle (1999) - Last Letter

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Message In A Bottle (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Atlantic.
    • 17.
  • George Fenton

    You've got Mail (1998) - Butterflies In The Subway

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Music From The Motion Picture You've Got Mail.
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 1.
  • George Fenton

    84 Charing Cross Road (1987) - Fanfare/Main Title (The Journey)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • 84 Charing Cross Road - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 1.
  • Dario Marianelli

    Atonement (2007) - Briony, Theme

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Conductor: Benjamin Wallfisch. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Atonement (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • UCJ.
    • 1.
  • Max Steiner

    The Letter (1940) - Main Title, Patio Scene

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Max Steiner.
    • The Letter (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Brigham Young University.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Dangerous Liaisons (1988) - Concerto for 4 harpsichords, BWV 1065

    Performer: Leslie Pearson. Performer: Roderick Elms. Performer: Guy Dagul. Performer: John Toll. Music Arranger: George Fenton.
    • Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture "Dangerous Liaisons".
    • Virgin.
    • 19.
  • Quincy Jones

    The Color Purple (1085) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Joel Rosenbaum.
    • The Color Purple (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • QWEST Records.
    • 2.
  • Gabriel Yared

    Possession (2002) - Possesso Aria

    Singer: Ramón Vargas. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Possession (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • RCA Victor.
    • 1.
  • Isobel Waller-Bridge

    Vita & Virginia (2018) - Cue 2m05

    Performer: Isobel Waller-Bridge.
  • Mike Mogis

    The Fault In Our Stars (2014) - Letter to Van Houten

    Composer: Nathaniel Walcott. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Fault In Our Stars (Original Score).
    • 8.
  • Michael Giacchino

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - Far From Home Suite Home

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Spider-Man: Far from Home (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.


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