Movies give us plenty of monsters and murderers, but sometimes the most powerful thrills and chills are found in movies about families. How we connect and are connected, relate and are related, can certainly be the stuff of drama. On this week's Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents music combining stirring conflict and gentle tenderness from The Best Years of Our Lives, The Magnificent Ambersons, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Godfather, and more.
Hugo Friedhofer - The Best Years of Our Lives - suite - Label X (pictured, right)
Jerry Goldsmith - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - suite - Varese Sarabande
Max Steiner - Little Women - Brave Little Women, Alternate Main Title - BYU Film Music Archives
Thomas Newman - Little Women - Under the Umbrella (End Title) - Sony Classical
Nino Rota - The Godfather - Main Title (The Godfather Waltz), Love Theme - MCA
Michael Giacchino - The Incredibles - Marital Rescue - Walt Disney Records
Bernard Herrmann - The Magnificent Ambersons - suite - Preamble