Friday, 6 May 2016

Sound Of Cinema: 117. Batman v Superman

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 26th March 2016

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the cinematic portrayal of Batman and Superman in the week in which the movies pit one comic strip hero against the other in Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Matthew considers the background and origin of both cartoon superheroes and features some of the earliest Batman/Superman screen music - written by composers such as Sammy Timberg, Leon Klatzkin, Lee Zahler and Mischa Bakaleinikoff. And of course there are also the more familiar scores as well, from Neal Hefti, Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Elliot Goldenthal and Hans Zimmer.

The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's iconic music for "Superman - The Movie".

Neal Hefti - Batman (1966) - Theme From The TV Series [Varese Sarabande]
Sammy Timberg - Superman: The Fleischer Cartoon Series (1940) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Leon Klatzkin - The Adventures Of Superman (1951-58) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Mischa Bakaleinikoff - Superman: The Columbia Serial (1948-50) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Neal Hefti - Batman (1966) - Theme [Varese Sarabande]
Lee Zahler - Batman: The Electrical Brain (1946) - Introduction [Sony Classical]
Danny Elfman - Batman (1989) - Theme [Warner]
Danny Elfman - Batman Returns (1992) - Selina Transforms [Warner]
Shirley Walker - Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) - Theme [Reprise]
Elliot Goldenthal - Batman Forever (1995) - Main Titles And Fanfare [Atlantic]
Hans Zimmer - Batman Begins (2005) - Molossus [Warner]
Hans Zimmer - Man Of Steel (2013) - What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World [Warner]
Hans Zimmer - Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2015) - This Is My World [Watertower Music]

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