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Whether it’s original film soundtracks or classical music put to powerful effect on the big screen, Classic FM invites you on a weekly journey through the finest film scores, every Saturday at 5pm with Andrew Collins.
Each week, we showcase a selection of film soundtracks, from the latest releases by the likes of Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman or John Williams to historic scores by Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams and Korngold.
Every few months we’ll broadcast a video game music special, too, making us pretty much the only radio station in the UK that regularly plays this popular genre.
Ahead of the upcoming awards season, Andrew presents the second programme looking at the Academy Award winners of years past – and his predictions for 2020.
We begin with a look back to 1986, the year that John Barry’s soaring theme to Out of Africa won him another Oscar for his collection. The Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, who took home the top prize for his soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci’s film The Last Emperor in 1988, also features, as well as the prolific Alan Menken, who was awarded the Best Musical or Comedy Score for his music to the children’s animated movie, Pocahontas.
Andrew also reveals another selection of scores and composers he thinks are deserving of nominations in 2020, including Thomas Newman’s music for the historic drama 1917 and Randy Newman’s score for Marriage Story.