The Story in the Score

Hosted by film enthusiast Joan Andrews, The Sound of Movies celebrates the joyful fusion of music and film. Each episode features memorable soundtracks of timeless box office favorites accompanied by a description of the scenes that coincide with the track.

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"Atonement"

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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 man both sisters love. The story focuses on Brionny's attempts to atone for her sins against Cecilia and Robbie.

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"Forrest Gump"

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Enjoy a heartfelt journey to Greenbow, Alabama and beyond with this retelling of one of America’s most beloved films, Forrest Gump, alongside its iconic soundtrack.
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"The Natural"

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Step up to the plate with this American sports drama, The Natural (1984) alongside its compelling film score composed by industry renowned, Randy Newman.
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"The Princess Bride"

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Enjoy this soundtrack 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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"The Quiet Man"

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Whisk yourself away to Ireland with the story and the score of “The Quiet Man" (1952).
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