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The Vintage Guide To London | December 17, 2017

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A snapshop of cinematic scores - London On Film

A snapshop of cinematic scores – London On Film

Together with film critic Mark Kermode, the BBC Concert Orchestra tells the story of the many faces of London on film, through music. The night will feature music from:

Spy-thriller The Ipcress File is a downbeat alternative to the James Bond phenomenon. John Barry’s music has dim echoes of the James Bond themes with a brooding menace that is the perfect antidote to the flashy exuberance of 007.

London in the 1960s – a time of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and the setting of Quadrophenia – The Who-inspired tale of Mods vs Rockers. The concert includes a special arrangement of music from Quadrophenia, and the orchestra are joined on stage by iconic rock legends Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend to perform ‘Love, Reign o’er Me’.

No.33 on the BFI’s list of top British films, the original 1966 Alfie follows the story of a charming rogue played by the iconic Michael Caine.

Alexandre Desplat’s BAFTA-winning score to the recent box office hit The King’s Speech mimics the royal’s struggle to overcome a stammer.

A crime-thriller set in East London, Howard Shore’s score to Eastern Promises draws on Russian folk music and the tattoo art of the Russian mafia.

From the composer of Psycho, Bernard Herrmann, comes the equally-chilling music for the film noir Hangover Square, where a composer who suffers from amnesia is suspected of murder…

London On Film
11 June 2012, 7:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall

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