In the 1960s, composers turned from classical music to jazz, and pop and rock, to introduce fresh energy to their film scores. In many cases, music was written specially, but then directors... See full summary »

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Francis Welch

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Neil Brand

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Episode complete credited cast:
Neil Brand Neil Brand ... Himself - Presenter
Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Director, 'Mean Streets'
Lalo Schifrin ... Himself - Composer, 'Bullit' and 'Dirty Harry'
John Barry ... Himself - Composer, James Bond theme - Speaking in 2000 (archive footage)
Shirley Bassey ... Herself - Singer, 'Goldfinger' Theme (archive footage)
Richard Lester ... Himself - Director, 'A Hard Day's Night'
Richard M. Sherman ... Himself - Songwriter / Composer for Disney (as Richard Sherman)
Ennio Morricone ... Himself - Composer, 'A Fistful of Dollars' (archive footage)
David Shire ... Himself - Composer, 'Saturday Night Fever'
Angelo Badalamenti ... Himself - Composer, 'Blue Velvet' and 'Twin Peaks'
Karyn Rachtman ... Herself - Music Supervisor, 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction'
David Arnold ... Himself - Composer, 'Casino Royale'
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In the 1960s, composers turned from classical music to jazz, and pop and rock, to introduce fresh energy to their film scores. In many cases, music was written specially, but then directors started selecting existing pop songs, dispensing altogether with a composer of original music.

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19 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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[Neil Brand has already mentioned that director Quentin Tarantino does not use composers for his films because he does not trust them with his films. He then illustrates how many pre-existing songs and pieces of film music he uses in his films]
Neil Brand: Quentin Tarantino, a master of utilizing the pop song, uses composers, all right - but only when their music is already iconic, revealing the debt even he owes to the history of the movie soundtrack.
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