Things to Come (1936)
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Great British Composers on Film
5. Things to Come (1936)
Considered by some to be the greatest of all scores, Things to Come was the first to be written by Arthur Bliss. The film was devised by H. G. Wells who originally wanted the score to be recorded in advance, and have the film constructed around the music, but this was deemed too radical and so the score was fitted to the film afterwards in the more conventional way. The film itself had a mixed reception, but the music was a sensation.