Music In Film

Birdman, Whiplash and the sound of drums

Ivan Radford Feature
Feb 23, 2015

Birdman and Whiplash are both enhanced by their percussion-laden scores. We dig into the music of both of them...

Music in Film: Gone Girl, Reznor and Fincher's musical marriage

Ivan Radford Feature
Oct 7, 2014

The arrival of Gone Girl prompts Ivan to take a listen back to the impeccable soundtracks in David Fincher's earlier movies...

Music in Film: Wish I Was Here & Guardians Of The Galaxy

Ivan Radford Feature
Sep 22, 2014

Wish I Was Here, Boyhood and Guardians Of The Galaxy take a mixtape approach to their soundtracks. Ivan looks at what makes them so great...

Music In Film: Dragons and Apes

Ivan Radford News
Aug 11, 2014

John Powell and Michael Giacchino deliver two of the best scores of the year. Ivan listens to some dragons and apes...

Why movie scores sound better live

Ivan Radford Feature
Jun 27, 2014

Film scores aren't just for playing in the background any more. Ivan looks at how they're taking centre stage...

Music in Film: The sound of Godzilla, from 1954 to 2014

Ivan Radford Feature
Jun 9, 2014

Ivan checks out the soundtrack to Godzilla through the ages

Music in Film: Under The Skin and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ivan Radford Feature
Apr 24, 2014

Two very different films use strings in very different ways on their soundtracks, as Ivan explains in his latest column

Music in Film: Only Lovers Left Alive and The LEGO Movie

Ivan Radford Feature
Mar 7, 2014

Ivan checks out the music to a pair of very different films. He also sings Everything Is Awesome.

Music in Film: Inside Llewyn Davis and 12 Years a Slave

Ivan Radford Feature
Jan 23, 2014

Ivan's latest column explores what music can tell us about a character through two new UK soundtrack releases

Music in Film: Saving Mr Banks and Frozen

Ivan Radford Feature
Dec 20, 2013

Ivan salutes the music to a pair of new Disney movies: Saving Mr Banks and Frozen...