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    Silent film accompanist Neil Brand is the BBC’s doyen of film music. As part of our Festival of Film learn more about the sounds of your favourite movies with Brand, the presenter of BBC Four series Sound of Song and Sound of Cinema.

    Across two fascinating lectures, learn how film composers and directors work together to create atmosphere through music via your favourite blockbuster movie scores.


    Part One: The Major Key, Saturday 5 November
    Neil will explain how music is used to create an atmosphere of romance, adventure, comedy and success, through examples including the scores of Robin Hood, Star Wars, King Kong, Casablanca and ET.

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    Part Two: The Minor Key, Sunday 6 November
    Learn how music works to create an atmosphere of horror, suspense, sadness and obsession in film, through examples from scores including Vertigo, Hammer’s Dracula, Citizen Kane and Jaws.

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