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 Quiet Man"

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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 America and returns to his native Ireland after accidentally killing an opponent in the ring.

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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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"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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