Music for Films
About This Show
'Music for Films' is a monthly podcast about the music, films and music for films which have shaped people’s lives.
On our three year mission to explore the subterranean sources of London’s culture we’ve created the Scala Underground Film Map, which imagines the Tube as a film festival programmed by the legendary cinema at Kings Cross.
Music for Films is on Resonance 104.4 FM in London on the third Monday of each month.
The BeeKeepers create unique events, design games, interpret history and make radio programmes. We’re interested in connecting the past, the present and the future, and in people choosing their own adventures.
Most Recent Episode
More Music for Films - Kennington - The Immigrant
2 hour version, first broadcast 5pm, 19th December 2016 on Resonance FM in London. Not safe for work.
Every month, interesting people talk about the music, films and music for films which have shaped their lives.
2016 Christmas special. Tim Concannon and Roz Kaveney visit the Cinema Museum in Oval, South London - the former Lambeth workhouse, where Charles Chaplin spent Christmas one year as a small boy - and one of his homes in Kennington, where Chaplin grew up.
Recorded in September as part of the annual Scalarama film festival - when we screened Chaplin's film 'The Immigrant', which has its centenary in 2017, near to his childhood home at 39 Methley Street - we also talk to cast and crew of the play about Chaplin that was on at the Cinema Museum, 'The Little Tramp'.
* Original broadcast, 1 hour version of the show
* Chaplin's 'The immigrant'
* 39 Methley Street, Kennington
* The Little Tramp
* Cinema Museum, Oval
* Scalarama film festival
The second half of our extended podcast version of the show is a discussion of the state of Britain a century after Chaplin lived in poverty in South London, how there's too much great television (like 'Twin Peaks' and 'iZombie') but not enough time to watch all of it.
This is followed by 'What Is Crouching And Why Does it End?' (The title of this essay is inspired by a Stephen King's Lovecraftian short story).
*Stephen King's 'Crouch End'
A love letter to cinema and cinema buildings, this audio essay is the first half of an overview of our 'Scala Map' linking every station on the Underground to film made, or associated with it.
* The Scala London Underground Film Map 1916 – 2016
* The essay, on its own, is here:
If you enjoy this show, you can listen to our regular film music programme 'Music for Films' on London's ResonanceFM.com, on the 3rd Monday of each month.
* Subscribe to our podcast 'More Music for Films'.
* Music included in the essay
1. Krzysztof Penderecki - 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima' - 1960
Episodes of This Show
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