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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"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. 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 "natural" baseball talent, spanning decades of Roy's success and his pitfalls in baseball and in life.

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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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"Atonement"

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Be swept away in the compelling sounds of the epic drama, “Atonement,” the story of Brionny's attempts to atone for her sins against her sister.
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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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