This week’s program “I Lost It At The Movies” is based off of Pauline Kael’s book of the same title. If you wanted to purchase the book, check out our link here: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-at-Movies-Pauline-Kael/dp/0714529753/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280540855&sr=8-3
The beginning of this week’s program starts with music from the very first score ever composed for a film, produced by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Bernard Herrmann snags his first job scoring music to what may be one of the most influential films of all time.
Steve McQueen’s 1968 film “Bullitt” guides us to new fronts when it comes to jazz (and car chases) in film scores in the late 60’s.
Sergio Marconi creates wonderfully Erie music for 1968 film “Once Upon a Time in the West”, starring Charles Bronson.
Bill tells us how directors like Stanley Kubrick made his films without commissioning a composer to create a film score, but used pieces of classical music which already exist. Bill also tells us about the scores one of his childhood heroes.