Thank god he thought again about retiring from making films. Steven Soderbergh is back with the brilliantly raucous and funny Logan Lucky. He’s made so many fantastic films and always with a level of social commentary, layers to peel back from your initial interpretation of uhis w movies. It was a real thrill to get time with Steven to take a step into his world and discuss music. I hope you enjoy.
American Made is his new film which sees him team up, once again with Tom Cruise. I think they bring out the best in each other and I might have told him that during this interview. Doug Liman has been responsible for so many moments in my film watching history fro Swingers to Go, Bourne to more recently The Wall, he’s unpredictable and I think it’s fair to say a non-conformist. I see this as a snap shot into world, I hope there can be more.
He is part of the reason I make this podcast and I am eternally grateful to Clint for his time and honesty when talking through just some of his wonderful work. I very much hope that this is just the first chapter that we get to do over the coming years. I know that I felt like we only scratched the surface. I hope you enjoy listening.
It’s still very early days in the career of David Lowery but what he has done with his new film, “A Ghost Story,’ is to make one of my films of the year. A touching and powerful look at human existence and how that transcends time and emotions and relationships. And that’s not even the half of it. The score to this film is divine and I had a blast chatting to him about this and his other works.
Happy 1st Birthday to us. It seems fitting that we explore the wonderful world of the music supervisor with the fabulous Sarah Bridge. She’s worked across a number of hugely impressive and creative productions and it was a total pleasure to pick her brain and find out more about a role that definitely doesn’t get the recognition or celebration it deserves. I hope you enjoy.
What a charming and infectious enthusiasm this man had. A total joy to talk to him about his new project but also hugely grateful for the insight he gave me into some of my favourite films. The Big Blue, Leon and recently Lucy. I hope you have as much fun listening to Luc as I had chatting to him.
Here we are then, a real dream come true getting time with Sofia to talk about her incredible films and music. I’m such a huge fan and kind of geeked out in front of her but I hope you enjoy the results. Her latest film, The Beguiled is out now and thoroughly deserving of her Palme d’Or.
I can’t thank Edgar enough for finding the time in his crazy schedule to talk to AGAIN. This time about his fantastic new film Baby Driver. He’s raised the bar and changed the dynamics of how contemporary music is used within the framework of a movie. Already looking forward to Part 3.
Barry Jenkins fabulous film Moonlight is out now on all Home Ents formats. I had the absolute pleasure of talking to composer Nicholas Britell about working on this film but also as part of the team on 12 years a slave with Steve McQueen. Top bloke, incredible talent.
There is a very specific style to the films from Nick Broomfield, he’s brave and funny and as I discovered very much lets the film lead the narrative. A total joy to sit and listen to his stories, I hope you enjoy hearing them in this weeks new episode.
I have been desperate to share this one with you. Been a huge fan of Alice for many years. Her work on Sightseer both writing and starring is incredible. Her directorial debut film, ‘Prevenge,’ which she also wrote and starred in whilst 7 months pregnant is brilliant. Welcome to Soundtracking Alice, it was a joy to sit down and chat with you.
I remember watching Animal Kingdom and being really impressed with everything about the film. David Michod was someone I wanted to see and hear more from. Then came, ‘The Rover,’ a dystopian tale of survival with fantastic performances from Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and perfect scoring from Antony Partos. When I heard David had teamed up with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to work on his new film, ‘War Machine,’ I immediately started hyper ventilating. Thankfully that subdued by the time I got to sit down with David.
Look up the word Geezer and you more than likely find Guy Ritchie under it’s definition. I find him utterly tantalising and fascinating and very very funny. It was a lot of fun to catch up with him and talk about King Arthur Legend Of The Sword and working with Daniel Pemberton again.
John Madden is a hugely successful film maker, his 1999 film Shakespeare in Love won 7 Oscars. One of those was for best Original Music for Stephen Warbeck. And Stephen is just one of a number of fantastic composers that John has worked with over the years. A relationship he feels it utterly central to the film making process.
When you list the films that Michael has worked on over the years, not only is it hugely impressive but vastly diverse. A gentle and charming man to spend with who talked with such warmth and enthusiasm about his work. As we hit our 40th Episode of Soundtracking, it’s an honour to share it with such a talented man.
If anyone knows how to use music to maximum effect on screen it’s James Gunn. For James is the man behind both Guardians Of The Galaxy films, which are as celebrated for their hugely successful Awesome Mixes as his sharp, fun and witty interpretation of the Marvel franchise.
I say it at the start of this weeks podcast that he needs no introduction, Mr Warren Beatty. He’s been in the industry for such a long time but from the very start saw the importance to be part of the production, not just in it. We only really skimmed across his massive body of work but It’s a start. I hope you enjoy.
It was hard to know where to start with Writer, Producer, Director John Ridley, he’s a creative carousel. An award winning one at that. His new project Guerrilla was a pretty good place to start, that led onto so many wonderful insights and opinions. I hope you enjoy listening.
It was an honour to have Ben Wheatley as our first ever Soundtracking guest in August last year. His new film, Free Fire, is fantastic, it’s funny, loud, and packs a punch in more ways than one. He’s also pulled in Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury to do the score, just one of the things we caught up about.
I am so thrilled that Stephen Woolley is our first Producer for Soundtracking. He tells great stories and has been doing that for 3 decades in the films he’s producer, directed and exec produced. We only really scratched the surface with this chat, so I look forward to part 2. In the meantime this is a fabulous listen.
To be honest the man needs no introduction, especially when it comes to films and music, he’s a bit of a master. This is Part 1 of Edgar Wright, a retrospect as such. Part 2 will come later this year when he releases his new film Baby Driver. In the meantime sit back and enjoy. It’s a brilliant ride.
What a fantastic texture of films Bill Condon has worked on over the years. He had a very clear and specific vision of how he wanted to approach remaking the Disney Classic, Beauty And The Beast. That involved bringing the original composer along for the ride. Having worked on everything from Dream Girls to Gods and Monsters, Bill also delves into his back catalogue to share his musical experiences.
I remember watching The Kings of Summer when it was released a few years back and feeling excited and thoroughly entertained by what Jordan Vogt-Roberts had created, but also what the future held for him as a film maker and me a film fan. Wait till you see what he has done with Kong! It’s like being on a roller coaster and in his own words, as ‘weird’ as he could make it. I hope this is the first of many of our chats.
It became pretty evident early on that this was going to be a fun and interesting chat. James Mangold exuded enthusiasm and wonderful stories as we sat down to talk movies and music. Walk The Line, Cop Land, Girl Interrupted and now Logan, just a snapshot of some of his incredibly diverse work. I hope you enjoy listening to James as much as I did chatting to him.