Alec Baldwin on Why Music Makes the Film

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Alec Baldwin – former "30 Rock" star, film actor and now, MSNBC host – is also a fixture in New York's concert halls. His love of classical symphonic music embraces music composed for film.

Baldwin joins David Garland to share his insights about music's crucial role in movies, the "music" of acting, his favorite score among those composed for films in which he's starred, and much more, including the New York Philharmonic's upcoming celebration of cinematic music.

Next week, September 17–21, the New York Philharmonic presents a weeklong focus on film scores, a series in which Baldwin is the artistic adviser (he is also host of the orchestra's weekly radio series on WQXR). The series will feature performances by the Philharmonic with projected film, including highlights from beloved movies directed by master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and complete showings of Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" with live score.

Baldwin will also moderate “The Mind, Music, and Moving Images” with filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, Film Composer Carter Burwell, and Neuroscientist Anirudh Patel.