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The Unreliable Narrator

Hirokazu Kore-eda's film The Truth appeared this week, with music by Alexi Aigui. That's a fact. Matthew Sweet looks at scores for films in which certainty is not always so clear.

Hirokazu Kore-eda's film 'The Truth' appeared this week, it stars Catherine Deneuve, Juliet Binoche and Ethan Hawke with a new score by Alexi Aigui. That much is fact. Matthew Sweet features music for films that explore the notion that sometimes the stories we are presented with are very far from the truth.

Music in the programme is taken from the films ‘The Innocents’, ‘The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari’, ‘Gone Girl’, ‘The Girl On The Train’, ‘Rashamon’, ‘The Lone Ranger’, ‘Amarcord’, ‘Detour’, ‘Possessed’, ‘Stage Fright’, ‘Memento’, ‘Notes On A Scandal’ and ‘American Psycho’. Plus, of course, music from the new film.

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Music Played

  • Georges Auric

    The Innocents (1961): O Willow Waly

    Singer: Isla Cameron. Choir: Raymonde Singers.
    • The Innocents / Blood & Roses.
    • Finders Kreepers.
    • 1.
  • Klive Humberstone

    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920): Opening / Act 1

    Composer: Nigel Humberstone. Performer: In the Nursery.
    • The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari.
    • ITN Corporation.
    • 1.
  • Trent Reznor

    Gone Girl (2004): Still Gone

    Composer: Atticus Ross. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Gone Girl (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture).
    • Columbia.
    • 5.
  • Danny Elfman

    The Girl on the Train (2016): Resolution / Main Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Pete Anthony.
    • The Girl On The Train (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 22.
  • Fumio Hayasaka

    Rashomon (1950): Suite (1st mvt & final mvt)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Seven Samurai / Rashomon - Original Motion Picture Scores.
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 3.
  • Hans Zimmer

    The Lone Ranger (2013): Ride

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Disney - The Lone Ranger.
    • Walt Disney Records.
    • 4.
  • Nino Rota

    Amarcord (1973): Suite

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Savina.
    • Amarcord.
    • 2.
  • Leo Erdody

    Detour (1945): Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Crime Scene USA - Classic Film Noir Themes & Jazz Tracks.
    • Giant Step Records.
    • 7.
  • Franz Waxman

    Possessed (1947): Suite

    Performer: Peter Rosenfelt. Orchestra: Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Mills.
    • Legends of Hollywood, Vol. 2.
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 7.
  • Leighton Lucas

    Stage Fright (1950): Stage Fright Rhapsody

    Performer: Catherine Roe-Williams. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • The Film Music Of Arthur Benjamin & Leighton Lucas.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • David Julyan

    Memento (2000): Opening Titles / Polaroid fades

    Performer: David Julyan.
    • Memento (Music For And Inspired By The Film).
    • Thrive Records.
    • 1.
  • Philip Glass

    Notes on a Scandal (2006): I knew her

    Conductor: Michael Riesman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Notes On A Scandal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Decca.
    • 20.
  • M. J. Mynarski

    American Psycho (2000): Monologue 3

    Performer: Unknown. Narrator: Christian Bale.
    • American Psycho (Music From The Controversial Motion Picture).
    • Koch Records.
    • 10.
  • Alexei Aigui

    The Truth (2020): Promenade De Fabienne Et Toto

    Performer: Аркадием Марто. Orchestra: Ad Libitum Orchestra.
    • La Vérité (Bande Originale Du Film).
    • Music Box Records.
    • 11.
  • John King

    Fight Club (1999): Corporate World

    Composer: Michael Simpson. Performer: The Dust Brothers.
    • Fight Club (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • Restless Records.
    • 5.
  • Roy Webb

    Cat People - Main Title

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
    • Cat People: The Music For The Films Of Val Lewton.
    • 1.


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