The Sound of Movies

The Sound of Movies

The Sound of Movies is a podcast celebrating the story infused in the music of feature films. In each episode, you’ll be treated to the provocative sounds of a movie’s soundtrack accompanied by an audio description of the scenes that coincide with each track. You’ll get the whole “story in the score” from opening scene to closing credits. What’s more, you’ll really get to know and enjoy the music of the movies in a whole new way.... Show More

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February 27, 2018 38 min
Enjoy a heartfelt journey to Greenbow, Alabama and beyond with this retelling of one of America’s most beloved films, Forrest Gump (1994), alongside its treasured melodies composed by Alvan Silvestri. As one of Hollywood leading film conductors, Silvestri’s impressive film score repertoire includes: the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "The Avengers," "Cast Away," and "Predator" to name a few. Host, Joa...
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February 20, 2018 40 min
Step up to the plate with this American sports drama, The Natural (1984) alongside its compelling film score composed by industry renowned, Randy Newman. The Grammy and Oscar winning composer left his mark with this popular score as it is often played in baseball stadiums when introducing teams and players. Host, Joan Andrews drives it home with a recounting of the experiences of Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), an individual with great...
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February 13, 2018 38 min
Be swept away in the compelling sounds of the epic drama, “Atonement” (2007). The soundtrack, written by Italian film composer Dario Marianelli, won multiple awards for its unique and notable ‘piano and typewriter’ tracks, including the coveted Oscar for Best Original Score. Host, Joan Andrews revives this woeful tale of Brionny, a jealous young girl who betrays her sister, Cecilia, straining her tumultuous romance with Robbie, the...
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February 6, 2018 38 min
Delight in the story and the score of the romantic classic, “The Princess Bride” (1987). This soundtrack, composed by Mark Knopfler of British 80’s rock band Dire Straits, perfectly captures the eccentricities and romance of this film. Tune in to hear it as host, Joan Andrews, recalls the riveting adventures of a farm-boy-turned-pirate on his quest to rescue his true love, Princess Buttercup.
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February 6, 2018 38 min
Our debut podcast makes a big splash with the story and the score of “Jaws” (1975). Composed by John Williams, this thrilling Academy Award Winning film score has arguably become the best known soundtrack of all time. Tune in to hear this iconic soundtrack as host, Joan Andrews, takes you through each action packed scene on Amity Island’s hunt for the great white shark.
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February 6, 2018 39 min
Whisk yourself away to Ireland with the story and the score of “The Quiet Man (1952).” This soundtrack is composed by Victor Young, a close friend of the film’s director, John Ford. Sprinkled with many Irish airs such as "The Wild Colonial Boy,” this soundtrack perfectly captures the ups and downs of the film. Tune in to hear it as host, Joan Andrews, recounts the romance and the drama of Sean Thorton, a boxer who leaves Americ...
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January 26, 2018 1 min
This is a teaser for The Front Porch People's newest podcast about the story of film scores! Subscribe now, and you'll receive our first 3 episodes on February 6th, 2018.
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