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The "Sound" of Cinema

Matthew's guest is the Hollywood Sound Designer Midge Costin who discusses the story of sound in film, featuring music from some of the medium's key ground breaking movies.

Matthew's guest is the Hollywood Sound Designer Midge Costin (Con Air, The Rock, and Armageddon), director of the new documentary 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound', who discusses the story of sound in film and how the industry has been comparatively slow to acknowledge the significance of what we hear impacts the way we see. The programme outlines some of the key milestones in sound design alongside music from the films, Armageddon, Wings, King Kong, Citizen Kane, Spartacus, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars - A New Hope, Jurassic Park, A Star Is Born and Black Panther.

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Music Played

  • Hans Zimmer

    The Rock (1996): Hummel gets the rockets

    Composer: Nick Glennie‐Smith. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Nick Glennie‐Smith.
    • The Rock (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Hollywood Records.
    • 1.
  • Trevor Rabin

    Armageddon (1998): Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra & Chorus.
    • Armageddon (The Album).
    • Sony Music Soundtrax.
    • 13.
  • John Zamecnik

    Wings (1927): Overture

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Boyer.
    • Wings (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • 1.
  • Max Steiner

    KING KONG (1933) Titles/Jungle Dance/Entrance of Kong/King Kong March/Aeroplanes

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
    • King Kong - The Complete 1933 Film Score.
    • 1.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Citizen Kane (1941): Aria from Salammbo

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • Citizen Kane: The Classic Films Scores of Bernard Herrmann.
    • RCA.
    • 12.
  • Nino Rota

    The Godfather (1972) "The Godfather Waltz"

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • The Godfather (Original Soundtrack Recording).
    • MCA.
    • 1.
  • Carmine Coppola

    Apocalypse Now (1979): The Delta

    Composer: Francis Ford Coppola. Performer: Carmine Coppola. Performer: Francis Ford Coppola.
    • Apocalypse Now (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Elektra.
    • 2.
  • John Williams

    Imperial Attack

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Star Wars: A New Hope (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Barbra Streisand

    A Star is Born (1976): Evergreen

    • The Essential Barbra Streisand.
    • 18.
  • John Williams

    Jurassic Park (1993): End Credits

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Jurassic Park - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • MCA.
    • 16.
  • Ludwig Göransson

    Black Panther (2018): End Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Black Panther (Original Score).
    • Hollywood Records.
    • 28.


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