Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams
Saturday Night at the Movies, Saturday 14 February 2015, 5pm.
Tommy Pearson's special series of interviews with the masters of movie music continues this week with two multi-award-winning composers who just happen to be cousins.
Thomas Newman and Randy Newman hail from a dynasty of film composers. The influence of Alfred Newman - legendary head of music at 20th Century Fox and composer of its famous fanfare - has continued through his sons Thomas and David, and nephew Randy, all enjoying successful careers as movie composers and making their mark on modern-day Hollywood.
Tommy chats to Thomas and Randy about their varied careers. We’ll hear about Thomas’s long-standing working relationship with the director Sam Mendes – which includes American Beauty, The Road to Perdition and Skyfall – and Randy’s love of scoring animated films such as the hugely successful Toy Story series.