American Routes Goes to the Movies


February 11th, 2009 ~ Think all the glamour is in Hollywood? This week on American Routes we're going to the movies. John Sayles, writer-director of such classic films as "Lonestar" and "Matewan" talks about how he uses music to evoke emotion. Quebequois director Andre Gladu shares his documentary vision and stories of following music along the Mississippi and French Louisiana. Plus composer Thomas Newman takes us behind the scenes of Altman's "The Player," Disney's "Wall-E" and more.

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  • Open Bed: Introduction Charlie Haden Quartet West
    Haunted Heart, Polydor/PolyGram France
  • Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
    Lone Star: Original Soundtrack, Daring
  • Saturday Night at the Movies The Drifters
    All-Time Greatest Hits, K-Tel
  • Movie Magg Carl Perkins
    The Classics, Bear Family
  • Picture Show John Prine
    The Missing Years, Oh Boy
  • The Monument Valley Drive-By Truckers
    Brighter Than Creation's Dark, New West
  • Johnny Too Bad The Slickers
    The Harder They Come: Original Soundtrack, Island
  • Hello Stranger Barbara Lewis
    Talk to Me: Music from the Motion Picture, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Yekermo Sew Mulatu Astatke
    Broken Flowers: Music from the Film, Decca
  • I Can't Be Satisfied Jeffery Wright
    Cadillac Records: Music from the Motion Picture, Special Deluxe Edition, Sony BMG
  • Gotta Serve Somebody Shirley Caesar
    Masked and Anonymous: Music from the Motion Picture, Sony
  • INTERVIEW: John Sayles
  • Instrumental: Lagrimas De Acero Duke Levine, Evan Harlan, Marshall Wood and Tim Jackson
    Lone Star: Original Soundtrack, Daring
  • Sad Movies Make Me Cry Gloria Crawford
    Trojan Sixties Box Set, Sanctuary
  • Act Naturally The Beatles
    Help!, EMI
  • Ingrid Bergman Billy Bragg
    Mermaid Avenue, Elektra
  • Matinee Damien Jurado
    Where Shall You Take Me, Secretly Canadian
  • Ballad of a Teenage Queen Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black, 1954-1958 Box, Bear Family
  • End Bed: When I Fall in Love Dianne Reeves
    Good Night, and Good Luck, Concord
  • Open Bed: Repair Ward Thomas Newman
    Wall-E: Soundtrack, Walt Disney
  • If I Had a Talking Picture of You Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders
    The History of Pop Radio, International Music Co
  • La Vie en Rose Louis Armstrong
    Wall-E: Soundtrack, Walt Disney
  • Chantez les Bas Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt Box, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: Andre Gladu
  • Instrumental: Always There Rebirth Brass Band
    Rebirth For Life, Tipitina's
  • You Don't Know What You Mean (To a Lover Like Me) The Sugarman 3 featuring Lee Fields
    Soul Men Soundtrack, Stax
  • Generique Miles Davis
    Jazz in Paris: Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud, Universal Jazz France
  • One for My Baby Dianne Reeves
    Good Night, and Good Luck, Concord
  • INTERVIEW: Thomas Newman
  • Instrumental: 72 Degrees and Sunny Thomas Newman
    Wall-E: Soundtrack, Walt Disney
  • All the World is Green Tom Waits
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Original Soundtrack, Hollywood
  • Living Proof Cat Power
    My Blueberry Nights: Music from the Motion Picture, BlueNote
  • Audrey Dave Brubeck
    The Essential Dave Brubeck, Columbia
  • As Time Goes By Billie Holiday
    The Complete Commodore Recordings, GRP
  • End Bed: As Time Goes By Dave McKenna
    Dave "Fingers" McKenna, Chiaroscuro