Hot Soundtracks, Summer in the City

This show originally ran on May 30, 2015

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Spring has sprung, and summer is steadily approaching. Before we get to the hottest, most humid days, let's comfortably hear them evoked in music created for films.

David Garland presents highlights from "Summer and Smoke," "Smiles Of A Summer Night," "Picnic," "Summer Of '42," "A Summer Place," and other movies that convey the joy and memories of summer, as well as the heat.

Watch the trailer for "Summer of '42," featuring Michel Legrand's score:

 
Here's the trailer for "Picnic," from 1955, with music by George Duning:

 
And perhaps most famously, the Percy Faith Orchestra playing Max Steiner's theme from the classic 1959 film "A Summer Place":

Comments [2]

Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Is there any chance I can get a reply?
Are you serious that "This show is not longer airing"?
Why???

Sep. 06 2015 04:50 AM
David from NJ

Final one? Please tell me it is only until the Proms are completed.
This is my favorite program of any media type, and I go great lengths to never miss it

Jul. 18 2015 09:01 PM

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