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Ep 42: Guy Ritchie

Look up the word Geezer and you more than likely find Guy Ritchie under it’s definition. I find him utterly tantalising and fascinating and very very funny. It was a lot of fun to catch up with him and talk about King Arthur Legend Of The Sword and working with Daniel Pemberton again.

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Ep 41: John Madden

John Madden is a hugely successful film maker, his 1999 film Shakespeare in Love won 7 Oscars. One of those was for best Original Music for Stephen Warbeck. And Stephen is just one of a number of fantastic composers that John has worked with over the years. A relationship he feels it utterly central to the film making process.

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Preview: John Madden

I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to John Madden a number of times over the years so it was great to catch up and talk specifically about music. Which you will realise when you put up the full interview on Friday, he has not only a massive passion for but also is incredibly knowledgable.

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Episode 40: Michael Apted

When you list the films that Michael has worked on over the years, not only is it hugely impressive but vastly diverse. A gentle and charming man to spend with who talked with such warmth and enthusiasm about his work. As we hit our 40th Episode of Soundtracking, it’s an honour to share it with such a talented man.

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Preview: Michael Apted

It would take me quite a while to list the films that Michael Apted has worked on over the years. Ahead of this weeks full episode with him, here he is reminiscing about one of his iconic movies.

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Episode 39: James Gunn

If anyone knows how to use music to maximum effect on screen it’s James Gunn. For James is the man behind both Guardians Of The Galaxy films, which are as celebrated for their hugely successful Awesome Mixes as his sharp, fun and witty interpretation of the Marvel franchise.

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Episode 38: Warren Beatty

I say it at the start of this weeks podcast that he needs no introduction, Mr Warren Beatty. He’s been in the industry for such a long time but from the very start saw the importance to be part of the production, not just in it. We only really skimmed across his massive body of work but It’s a start. I hope you enjoy.

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Episode 37: John Ridley

It was hard to know where to start with Writer, Producer, Director John Ridley, he’s a creative carousel. An award winning one at that. His new project Guerrilla was a pretty good place to start, that led onto so many wonderful insights and opinions. I hope you enjoy listening.

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Episode 36: Ben Wheatley Part 2

It was an honour to have Ben Wheatley as our first ever Soundtracking guest in August last year. His new film, Free Fire, is fantastic, it’s funny, loud, and packs a punch in more ways than one. He’s also pulled in Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury to do the score, just one of the things we caught up about.

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Preview: Ben Wheatley Part 2

I could talk to Ben Wheatley about music and film for hours. Thankfully he is back for another visit this week, after helping us launch Soundtracking back in August 2016. Here’s a little taster of what’s to come.

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Episode 35: Stephen Woolley

I am so thrilled that Stephen Woolley is our first Producer for Soundtracking. He tells great stories and has been doing that for 3 decades in the films he’s producer, directed and exec produced. We only really scratched the surface with this chat, so I look forward to part 2. In the meantime this is a fabulous listen.

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Preview: Stephen Woolley

Producers, they are such an important piece of the film Jigsaw and to be honest, I’m never that sure, exactly what they do. What I do know is that the films that Stephen Woolley has been involved in over the years are exceptional. Here’s a wee preview of our full chat which you can hear on Friday. All I’m going to say is Absolute Beginners and David Bowie.

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Episode 34: Edgar Wright

To be honest the man needs no introduction, especially when it comes to films and music, he’s a bit of a master. This is Part 1 of Edgar Wright, a retrospect as such. Part 2 will come later this year when he releases his new film Baby Driver. In the meantime sit back and enjoy. It’s a brilliant ride.

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Preview: Edgar Wright

So I think Edgar might be one of my perfect people to talk to on Soundtracking. This is very much the first part of Edgar and we could have gone on for days. A little tease of what is to come in this weeks full episode. I had so much fun.

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Episode 33: Bill Condon

What a fantastic texture of films Bill Condon has worked on over the years. He had a very clear and specific vision of how he wanted to approach remaking the Disney Classic, Beauty And The Beast. That involved bringing the original composer along for the ride. Having worked on everything from Dream Girls to Gods and Monsters, Bill also delves into his back catalogue to share his musical experiences.

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Preview: Bill Condon

Bill Condon reflects on the composers and tunes that have inspired him ahead of hearing him talk about his new version of the Disney classic, Beauty and The Beast.

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Episode 32: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

I remember watching The Kings of Summer when it was released a few years back and feeling excited and thoroughly entertained by what Jordan Vogt-Roberts had created, but also what the future held for him as a film maker and me a film fan. Wait till you see what he has done with Kong! It’s like being on a roller coaster and in his own words, as ‘weird’ as he could make it. I hope this is the first of many of our chats.

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Preview: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Each and every week I learn something new from my chats for Soundtracking, it fuels my passion and love of film. It was wonderful to hear Jordan Vogt-Roberts enthusiasm for South Korean Cinema when I spoke to him about his new film Skull Kong Island.

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Episode 31: James Mangold

It became pretty evident early on that this was going to be a fun and interesting chat. James Mangold exuded enthusiasm and wonderful stories as we sat down to talk movies and music. Walk The Line, Cop Land, Girl Interrupted and now Logan, just a snapshot of some of his incredibly diverse work. I hope you enjoy listening to James as much as I did chatting to him

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Episode 30: Gore Verbinski

He’s ranked as the 10th highest grossing director in the world, he’s also collaborated with some mighty fine composers. Gore Verbinski is not short of something to say about music, film and composers. As his new film A Cure For Wellness is released in cinemas, I had the pleasure of spending time with Gore to sit down and chat film and music.

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