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This week Howard Goodall returns to the fascinating subject of composer-director partnerships and how these fruitful collaborations can result in effective film scores.
In previous programmes, Howard has examined the working relationships between the likes of John Williams and Steven Spielberg, and Tim Burton and Danny Elfman.
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Under the spotlight this week are the partnerships between, amongst others, fellow Canadians Howard Shore and David Cronenberg. Shore's first film score was for Cronenberg's first major film The Brood. He has gone on to score all of Cronenberg's subsequent films, with the exception of The Dead Zone. Shore further developed his music for Cronenberg's The Fly into a full-scale opera and most recently they collaborated on Maps to the Stars.
Maurice Jarre and David Lean (pictured) together gave us such classics as Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter and A Passage to India.
George Fenton has scored more feature films for Ken Loach than for any other director. Their collaboration started in 1994 with Ladybird, Ladybird. Their excellent output includes such films as Land and Freedom and The Wind That Shakes the Barley which won the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.