The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour: The Music of Film Noir, Part II

Film music sets the mood and helps elicit the emotional responses that make a good movie a great movie. Each week on CharlottesvilleClassical.org, The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour takes a listen to music from the wide world of film scores. 

One of the our popular episodes of the SSSH was our show on the music of film noir. So, why not bring you more?

Film noir  is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and motivations. The 1940s and 1950s are generally regarded as the “classic period” of American film noir, but excellent examples abound from other periods as well.

Many of these movies have excellent soundtracks that play a major role in setting the mood. On today’s show we’ll sample music from Miklos Rosza, Bernard Herrmann, Anton Karas, and more. Join us for more film noir!

Produced and hosted by Ken Nail, The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour airs on Charlottesvilleclassical.org every Thursday at 9 AM and 6 PM, plus Saturdays at Noon. Visit our Facebook page, or contact Ken on Twitter at @ken_classical.

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