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Saturday Night at the Movies with Tommy Pearson, Saturday 17 January 2015 5pm. The double Oscar nominee talks about his life in music.
Over the next few weeks, broadcaster and film music expert Tommy Pearson joins Classic FM to present some very special editions of Saturday Night at the Movies, which see him in conversation with many of Hollywood’s most famous composers.
We’ll be hearing from, among others, Danny Elfman, James Horner and Thomas Newman.
But first up this evening, Tommy spends a couple of hours in the company of Alexandre Desplat, a composer who has just received Oscar nominations for his scores for Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game.
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In this exclusive interview, he talks about his influences, and tells us the stories behind a variety of his film scores from across the decades.