How on Earth does a writer pick just five soundtracks from the annals of more than 100 years of cinematic history? It certainly wasn’t easy, but I’ve sought to identify important musical tentpoles, ranging from experimental gems to crowd-pleasing wonders - Writer and Season Curator, Sean Wilson
Filmic, Watershed’s ongoing celebration of the rich relationship between film and music, returns this June for its 2022 edition. Coinciding with the release of his new book, The Sound of Cinema: Hollywood Film Music from the Silents to the Present, Bristol-based film journalist and writer Sean Wilson has curated a season of five films with landmark soundtracks.
Join us every Sunday throughout June as we explore classic film scores, with an illustrated talk by Sean on Sun 19 June that charts the medium’s evolution, highlighting the diversity and tonal range of film music.
From revisiting the first ever jazz score on Sun 5 June with 1947’s A Streetcar Named Desire, to Bernard Herrmann's string-heavy Psycho score in a stunning new 4K restoration of the classic Hitchcock slasher. On Sun 12 June, we also present Sam Peckinpah’s iconic Western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, featuring a score and soundtrack from music legend Bob Dylan.
The season continues with Jerry Goldsmith’s chilling, Oscar®-winning score for 1976’s The Omen on Sun 19 June, before we close out the series on Sun 26 June with another Richard Donner classic – the original Superman starring Christopher Reeves, with its symphonic, triumphant John Williams score.Read more