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Great British Composers on Film
Always anxious about his finances, William Walton scored his first film, Escape Me Never in 1935 for a fee of £350. The war effort offered him more fruitful opportunities to score patriotic films, notably Olivier's Henry V. The score clearly demonstrated Walton's ability to deploy musical techniques as inherently dramatic tools.