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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Film scores provide a huge range of styles and sounds. From symphonic to electronic, from intimate to gigantic, it all depends on what story a movie wants to tell, and how it wants to tell it. On this week's Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents music from some contemporary films now in theaters, making it clear that it's now a vital time for film music, with lots imagination and innovation on display. We hear from The Social Network, Let Me In, Howl, and other films.






David Hirschfelder - Legend of The Guardian: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole - You Know We're Flying, A Long Way to the Guardians - WaterTower Music

Michael Giacchino - Let Me In - suite - Varese Sarabande

Herbert Gronemeyer - The American - The Procession - EMI

Carter Burwell - Howl - suite - Lakeshore Records

Trent Reznor - The Social Network - suite -

Comments [7]

Fran from Larchmont NY

Currently playing a guitar piece Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Not in Playlist. Which is it? In what movie was it played?

Jun. 15 2014 06:53 AM
Yuko Ichihara from New Jersey

David, Thank you so much for your follow up. I got it more than a week after you posted it, for I've been so busy with my thesis project. Although I've been listening to the program faithfully : ) almost every week, often I miss some part of the program, juggling with my work or chores. I have not yet had a chance to go to the movie, The Social Network. Very interesting that it uses an arrangement of Peer Gynt, which reminded me of some rock version of classsical masterpieces in the '70s (performed with synthesizers ... was that Yes? can't remember the band name.) Until I finish the project by the end of semester, no time to go to movie theaters, but will be listeing to your program. Altough I wanted but could not post a comment timely, I enjoyed Howard Shore progarm immensely. Thank you.

Oct. 29 2010 01:53 AM


You can always listen to episodes of Movies on the Radio on-demand on our website.

Oct. 19 2010 10:46 AM
James Dulworth

why do you play music for people who love

movie music on a saturday night when people who

loves movies are at the movies and can't listen

to you movie musical program?

Oct. 18 2010 04:26 PM
David Garland

Guido, thanks for your recommendation; you've made me curious!

Yuko, I invited listeners to suggest current films with interesting scores. The Wall Street Journal article I mentioned is "Scoring 'The Social Network,'" by Jim Fusilli. Let's see if I can supply a link here in the comments:


Oct. 18 2010 11:00 AM
Yuko Ichihara from NJ

What was the survey question again?

Also, would you tell us the title of the WSJ article you mentioned in the program?

I'm sorry, I missed part of what you said during the program tonight.

Oct. 17 2010 12:57 AM
Guido Aren from NYC West Village

For David Garland...

I recommend Clint Eastwood's score of "Hereafter" which closed the NY Film Festival...

Looking forward to having dinner with this score which at least will be nominated for Best Score if not win the Oscar outright,,,

Guido Aren

Oct. 16 2010 10:05 PM

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