Hans Zimmer's Brash 'Interstellar' Score

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Matthew McConaughey in 'Interstellar' Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar (Paramount Pictures)

The ambitious new science fiction film "Interstellar" is the latest collaboration by director Christopher Nolan and composer Hans Zimmer, and Zimmer has provided a score that uses a big orchestral sound to underlie the story. David Garland presents highlights from the much-discussed "Interstellar" score as well as a few earlier film music evocations of outer space.

Also, this show happens to fall the on the anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, and we hear some of the stately and heartfelt music that John Williams composed to commemorate that event for the film "JFK."

For Next Week's Show: What's your favorite food-focused film scene? What's your favorite pairing of food and music?

Comments [1]

GCL from Astoria Queens

Thank you David for airing those passages from Star Trek The Original Series. Yes I recall them perfectly. Those were my favorites from the first season.

The series had evocative music, that rivaled the music later written for the movies. That is, you just knew something would happen when you heard a certain passage, and that was aired tonight. Examples were from two out of the three.

Nov. 22 2014 09:29 PM

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