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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.
Malcolm Arnold won an Oscar for the third and final David Lean film he scored. Ironically most of Kwai’s popularity is due to ‘Colonel Bogey’, a march written not by Arnold but by Kenneth J. Alford as far back as 1914. Arnold devised his own march - ‘The River Kwai March’ - to go along with Alford’s as a counterpoint.
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