The true force of the work combined of these two giants of the composing world is extraordinary. We had a ball chatting to Michael & David ahead of their live show at The Royal Albert Hall, only scratching the surface of their work to date.
Two wonderfully talented ladies for you this week. First up an incredible composer who has knocked it out the park again with her stunning score for Joker and then Actress, writer and now director Dolly Wells, talking about her feature debut Good Posture.
John Crowley knows how to adapt a good book into a film, he’s also won numerous awards for his film and theatre work. His adaptation of The Goldfinch sees him work with relatively unknown composer Trevor Gureckis to impressive affect. A real joy to get to meet and chat with John.
As well as releasing numerous albums and EPs under various monikers, Matthew Herbert has also scored a diverse range of films, including three for Chilean director Sebastian Lelio. The word is overused, but we reckon he’s a true visionary. His latest work is for Temple seen on Sky One.
I’ve been a huge fan of Peaky Blinders since it started back in 2013 and I think the music is a big part of that, the way that Nick Cave track set the tone unexpectedly for a period crime drama series. Since then they’ve created the most spectacular soundscape and a lot of that is down to Cillian, and his love of music. It is so great to have him back and accompanied by Director, Anthony Byrne.
Sometimes one film can unlock your intrigue into a genre of film making, which up until now, you never really understood or enjoyed. Thank you Andy Muschietti for adoring Stephen King and making your very own variation on the horror genre. And for being a fantastic guest on Soundtracking.
If you don’t ask you don’t get! I reached out to legendary composer Alan Silvestri on social media to ask if he’d come on the podcast. And here’s the result! He was spectacular and such a lovely man to talk to. You can hear in the way he talks, how as film fans we find such heart and emotion in his scores.
I can still remember ready James Freys book and the impression it left on me. I have to say that the film Sam & Aaron have made is the film I saw in my head when I read the book. They clearly loved the book and one of the things they had a very specific vision on was the music. I hope you enjoy listening to this weeks podcast as much as I enjoyed chatting to them.
His films are majestic, honest and so vibrant, I was beyond thrilled to get some with the wonderful Pedro Almódovar, to talk about his new film Pain & Glory. A glorious storyteller and I will genuinely cherish the time I got to spend with him talking about his craft and love of music.
I don’t really need to say anything about this man and his talent for film making. Or his ability to use music in a way that almost introduces a new sense while watching his movies. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is an incredibly personal journey for Quentin and I had the absolute pleasure geeking out with him, talking about it.
We are so blown away to be celebrating our 3rd Birthday here at Soundtracking. Something we couldn’t have done without your support and the generosity of our guests. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the best job in the world. Here are some of our best bits from the last year to celebrate.
We have been desperate to have Max on the show since it began 3 years ago. It was a dream come true to have him take part in one of our live BFI shows earlier this year. Its fair to say we have only scratched the surface with what we hope is the first of many appearances on the podcast.
It was wonderful to welcome Nick Broomfield back to the podcast, particularly for such a personal project. Marianne & Leonard is a beautiful telling of love found and love lost and how that love can go on to inspire the most magical music.
It’s very special to have Jon Favreau back on the podcast, not only because we can talk about his extraordinary photorealistic retelling if The Lion King but to say a huge thank you. Jon was the first interview we ever did for our beloved podcast back in 2016 and we are eternally grateful to him for his support.
Getting more female film talent on the podcast isn’t as easy as you’d think. This week I am over the moon to have Writer & Director Emma Forrest with us to talk about her feature film debut, Untogether. And just for the record, I could have talked to Emma for hours.