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Matthew Sweet explores film plots with a highly revealing psychological back-story. A notable example is the new Batman-themed movie 'Joker' starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Joker is the new Batman-themed film directed by Todd Philips, a movie which describes the rich psychological back-story of its lead character, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Matthew Sweet uses the major new release to step into the world of films which explain the actions or motivations of their lead characters through a serious psychological event in their past.

Producer: Paul Frankl

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59 minutes

Music Played

  • Charles Previn

    The Wolf Man (1941) - Universal fanfare; Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Freud (1962): Charcot's Show

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Joseph Gershenson.
    • Freud - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • 3.
  • Georges Auric

    The Innocents (1961): O Waly waly, Coach Ride and Arrival at Bly

    Singer: Anthea Kempston. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • The Film Music of Georges Auric.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Maurice Jarre

    Witness (1985): Building the Barn

    Performer: Chris Page. Performer: Clark Spangler. Performer: Ian Underwood. Performer: Michael Boddicker. Performer: Nyle Steiner. Performer: Peter Robinson. Performer: Randy Kerber. Performer: Stewart Levine.
    • Witness.
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 5.
  • John Morris

    The Elephant Man (1980): Main Titles

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Morris.
    • The Elephant Man (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture).
    • Milan.
    • 1.
  • James Horner

    The Amazing Spider Man (2012): Young Peter

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: James Horner.
    • The Amazing Spider-Man - Music From The Motion Picture.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Spellbound (1945): Main Theme

    Orchestra: Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Ray Heindorf.
    • Spellbound (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Stanyan Records.
    • 1.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Marnie (1964): Suite

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Bernard Herrmann Film Music - Music From The Great Hitchcock Movie Thrillers.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Danny Elfman

    Batman (1989): Joker's Poem

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: Shirley Walker.
    • Batman (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Warner Bros. Records.
    • 12.
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir

    Joker (2019): Call Me Joker

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Joker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • WaterTower Music.
    • 17.
  • Gabriel Yared

    Judy (2019): Judy Gets Ready

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Judy (Original Soundtrack).
    • Decca.
    • 1.


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