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Score Guide – The Artist (2011)

Join Will and Wend for their score guide on the very deservedly, multiple award-winning film score to The Artist, by the extremely gifted film composer Ludovic Bource.

We’ve mentioned in the last couple of episodes how thoughtful composers have to be when scoring to dialogue, but what if the dialogue wasn’t there? This classy, sophisticated and much-loved film soundtrack will give us the answer.

Despite some tough competition in 2011, The Artist remains to this day our favourite score of that year and we cannot wait to dive in to it with you our ever-attentive listener! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show as we explore the score’s themes, stylish instrumentation from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and gush over all the remarkable film music on display here, whilst providing you, our wonderful audience, with our most in-depth film score analysis so far!

Release

The Artist Sony Classical Records (2011)

Timestamps

00:00 – Intro Tag: Benson Farris

11:26 – 1. The Artist Ouverture

13:30 – 2. 1927: A Russian Affair

17:07 – 3. George Valentin

19:59 – 4. Pretty Peppy

22:12 – 5. At the Kinograph Studios

24:07 – 6. Fantaisie d’amour

25:43 – 7. Waltz for Peppy

27:01 – 8. Estancia Op. 8 Movement 2 (Written by Alberto Ginastera)

29:32 – 9. Imagination (Performed by Red Nichols & His Five Pennies)

30:56 – 10. Silent Rumble

32:58 – 11. 1929

35:01 – 12. In the Stairs

36:37 – 13. Jubilee Stomp (Performed by Duke Ellington)

37:59 – 14. Comme une rosée de larmes

40:23 – 15. The Sound of Tears

41:36 – 16. Pennies from Heaven (Performed by Rose Murphy)

43:05 – 17. 1931

44:30 – 18. Jungle Bar

46:31 – 19. L’Ombre des flammes

48:52 – 20. Happy Ending…

51:42 – 21. Charming Blackmail

52:58 – 22. Ghosts from the Past

55:27 – Bernard Herrmann’s ‘Scène d’amour’ from Vertigo

57:49 – 23. My Suicide (Dedicated to 29 March 1967)

1:02:18 – 24. Peppy and George

Links from this episode:

Our good friend Jim Lochner’s review of Ludovic Bource’s score to The Artist

Entertainment Weekly’s article – “Kim Novak slams ‘The Artist’ for using ‘Vertigo’ theme; ‘Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius responds”

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