American Routes Goes To The Movies II


March 19th, 2003 ~ Grab some popcorn and take your seat. American Routes is going to the movies! Hear some of the best music ever put to film -- soundtracks and scores from Coal Miner's Daughter to Standing in the Shadows of Motown, from Miles Davis to the Rolling Stones. We'll talk with director Spike Lee about the sonic textures used in his films -- including his ode to New York, 25th Hour. Plus, a visit with legendary composer Elmer Bernstein, who's over 400 scores for film and television include The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the recently Oscar-nominated Far From Heaven. Cajun filmmaker Glenn Pitre from the bayou town Cut Off, LA talks about Cajun music and culture in films from Evangeline (1929) and Louisiana Story (1946) to The Big Easy (1992) and his own recent film, The Scoundrel's Wife.

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  • Open Bed: Hooray for Hollywood Dick Powell, Francis Langford, Johnny 'Scat' Davis, Gene Krupa, and Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
    Lullaby of Broadway: The Best of Busby Berkeley at Warner Bros., Rhino
  • I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) Louis Prima
    The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song, Disney
  • When You Wish Upon A Star Little Jimmy Scott
    The Savoy Years and More, Savoy
  • Au Bar du Petit Bac Miles Davis
    Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud - Lift To The Scaffold soundtrack, Fontana
  • INTERVIEW: Spike Lee
    CLIP:s & music from Do The Right Thing (Universal), Mo' Better Blues (Universal), Malcolm X (Warner Bros.) He Got Game (Touchstone), Bamboozled (New Line Cinema), 25th Hour, Touchstone
  • Instrumental: Dumbo and Timothy Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
    Stay Awake, A&M
  • Paris, Texas Ry Cooder
    Paris, Texas soundtrack, Warner
  • Passing Thru Pasadena Bill Frisell
    Go West: Music for the films of Buster Keaton, Elektra
  • Everybody's Talkin' Fred Neil
    Everybody's Talkin': Theme from 'Midnight Cowboy', Creation
  • All My Tears Julie Miller
    Songcatcher soundtrack, Vanguard
  • Things Have Changed Bob Dylan
    Wonder Boys soundtrack, Sony
  • Instrumental: Taxi Driver Theme Bernard Herrmann
    Taxi Driver soundtrack, Arista
  • In the Heat of the Night Ray Charles
    In the Heat of the Night / They Call Me Mr. Tibbs soundtrack, Ryko
  • Anatomy of a Murder Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
    Anatomy of a Murder, Sony
  • SEGMENT: Elmer Bernstein
    CLIP:s & music from The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists), Magnificent Seven (United Artists), The Great Escape (United Artists), Ghostbusters (Columbia), Far From Heaven (FocusFilm),
  • James Bond Theme The John Barry Orchestra
    Spy Magazine Presents, Vol.1: Spy Music, Rhino
  • 007 (Shanty Town) Desmond Dekker
    The Harder They Come soundtrack, Island
  • Ain't Too Proud To Beg Ben Harper
    Standing in the Shadows of Motown soundtrack, Hip-O
  • Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
    Lone Star soundtrack, Daring
  • Coal Miner's Daughter Sissy Spacek
    Coal Miner's Daughter soundtrack, MCA
  • Fisherman's Blues The Waterboys
    Good Will Hunting soundtrack, Capitol
  • Love In Vain Rolling Stones
    Gimme Shelter DVD, Criterion
  • La Bamba Los Lobos
    La Bamba soundtrack, Slash
  • Instrumental: Roulette Rumba (from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) Lalo Schifrin
    The Reel Lalo Schifrin, Hip-O
  • Never on a Sunday Joaquins
    Live recording for Folk Masters,
  • Johnny Ain't No Goat Boozoo Chavis
    J'ai Ete Au Bal Vol.2: I Went To The Dance, Arhoolie
  • SEGMENT: Glen Pitre
    CLIP:s & music from Evangeline (Milestone), The Louisiana Story (Lopert), Big Easy (Columbia), Belizaire The Cajun (Cote Blanche), Scoundrel's Wife (Miracle),
  • Instrumental: The Entertainer Marvin Hamlisch
    The Sting soundtrack, MCA
  • CLIP:
    Manhattan, MGM
  • Martha Woody Allen Trio
    Wild Man Blues soundtrack, BMG
  • Look For The Silver Lining Chet Baker
    L.A. Confidential soundtrack, Regency
  • Chim Chim Cheree John Coltrane Quartet
    The John Coltrane Quartet Plays, Impulse
  • End Bed: When You Wish Upon A Star Sonny Rollins
    The Complete Sonny Rollins RCA Victor Recordings, RCA
  • When You Wish Upon A Star Cliff 'Uklele Ike' Edwards
    The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song, Disney