Celluloid Radio

Celluloid Radio

In 1999, when I arrived in Paris, I discovered a radio show called “Nova fait son cinéma” conducted by Nicolas Saada on Radio Nova, a French radio.

At this time, Nicolas was a french journalist and cinema’s specialist. Now he’s a writer and a movie director.

“Nova fait son cinema” was an amazing radio show and more than 10 years after the last episode, the opening theme is still playing in my mind and I wouldn't start this Anchor radio without Nicolas Saada’s radio show.

Celluloid Radio is not a tribute to Nicolas Saada. I’m definitely not him and I don’t have his knowledge about movies and authors.

I want to show you a different way to listen, not only watch movies.

This is Celluloid Radio and I hope that you’re going to enjoyed it!

  • #04 - John Barry - On her majesty's secret service

    broadcasted: Thursday, July 6, 2017

    --- Introduction
    I changed my mind for today and we are going to listen one of my favorite score made by John Barry: On her majesty’s secret service.
    For me and I think I’m not the only one, it’s the best score from the James Bond series even if it’s definitely not the best movie.
    On her majesty’s secret service is the sixth film of the series and it’s has been released in nineteen sixty-nine. Following Sean Connery decision to retire from the role, a new and completely unknown actor has been selected for playing James Bond. The director Peter Hunt wanted to produce a more realistic and close to the original story movie, but it was less lucrative than the previous ones.
    For this score, John Barry used more electrical instruments and a more aggressive sound.
    Barry also composed the love song "We Have All the Time in the World", with lyrics by Burt Bacharach and performed by Louis Armstrong. Barry recalled Armstrong was very ill, but recorded the song in one take. The song was re-released in 1994, achieving the number three position during a 13-week spell in the UK charts.
    For the record, one of the track was featured as a theme in the trailers for the 2004 Pixar animated film The Incredibles.
    --- Track Listing
    01 - We Have All the Time In the World (From “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Soundtrack / Remastered 2015)
    02 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Main Title)
    03 - Movie Clip
    04 - Bond and Draco

  • Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks, Fire walks with me (Chapter 1 - Episode 3)

    broadcasted: Wednesday, 5 July, 2017

    Today we’re going to continue with Angelo Badalamenti and the movie Twin Peaks, Fire Walk with me, a very famous score from this composer.
    Twin Peaks' co-creator David Lynch wrote some lyrics and Julee Cruise, who made cameo appearances in both the series and film, provided vocals for four of Lynch's and Badalamenti's collaborations, and jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott performed one track”.
    Twin Peaks' music has received critical acclaim and the main theme song to Twin Peaks, composed by Badalamenti, also received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the 1991 Grammy Awards.
    --- Track Listing
    01 - Theme From Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    02 - Movie Clip
    03 - The Pink Room

  • Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks (Chapter 1 - Episode 2)

    broadcasted: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    --- Introduction
    Yesterday, we started our Angelo Badalamenti chapter with the movie Blue Velvet.
    Today, we’re going to continue this chapter with a very famous drama story: Twin Peaks.
    This score has been recorded in fall 1989 with Badalamenti sat at his electronic keyboards and Lynch coaching him. In 20 minutes these two guys created one of the must famous TV theme.
    ”You just wrote 75 percent of the score,” Lynch said. ”It’s the mood of the whole piece. It is Twin Peaks.”

    --- Track Listing
    01 - Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
    02 - Show Clip
    03 - Night Life in Twin Peaks

  • Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Velvet (Chapter 1 - Episode 1)

    broadcasted: Monday, July 3, 2017

    --- Introduction
    In this first chapter I want to introduce you Angelo Badalamenti with the movie Blue Velvet.
    Blue Velvet score is the first collaboration between David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti in 1986. This movie is a kind of psychological horror or a film noir sort of and stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The screenplay has been refused multiple times in the late 70's and early 80's because of its strong sexual and violent content.
    The score makes direct quotations from Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, which Lynch had been listening to while writing the screenplay.
    This is the Main title theme from Blue Velvet.

    --- Track Listing
    01 - Main Title Theme
    02 - Movie Clip
    03 - Frank Returns