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From the 1930s to the 1950s, Britain's finest classical composers - including Britten, Vaughan Williams and Walton - wrote music for movies. Find out more here about some of their finest achievements.
Vaughan Williams' film scores often ignored narrative and visual detail, but intensified the drama with through-composed music, which was sometimes written before filming had even started. This was the case with Scott of the Antarctic, of which one critic said, '[it is] the function of music to bring to the screen the hidden and spiritual illustration into which the camera... is unable to peer'.
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