Family Dynamics

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Saturday, October 09, 2010

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

Comments [5]

David Garland

I hope everyone's getting used to the rhythm of the system here. I'm very glad to know you're keen to listen!

Richard Clark, "On Golden Pond" is a good suggestion. I don't have the soundtrack on hand. I see that it's by Dave Grusin, who's done some lovely work. I particularly like his score for "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."


Oct. 18 2010 11:10 AM

Richard and RJ,

Unfortunately, WQXR does not currently have the staff to provide these audio clips over the weekend, but you can enjoy them all week long!

Oct. 12 2010 03:59 PM
Richard Clark from New Windsor, New York

.....Got to hear the show this morning....Monday.....

......Good show!....Thank You!....especially the BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES segment.....Did not know about the blank verse source. I really appreciate Mr. Garland's insights.

....Hope you will do another on the same topic.....and include....ON GOLDEN POND.....

Oct. 11 2010 09:44 AM

As per Richard Clark's comment - I also just went on the site to listen to the part of last night's show that I missed. No link to listen to it is available. When is one able to listen to previously aired shows? On some stations, NPR, for instance, many are up just a few hours after they initially air. Why not these?

Oct. 10 2010 11:26 AM
Richard Clark from New Windsor, New York

.....As before there is no icon for accessing this weeks program availabe on the per Sunday morning.
....Why can't the icon be placed right after the show on Saturday night?.....Is there no one there to do this over the week-end?

Oct. 10 2010 10:08 AM

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