Film Music Friday - September 23, 2020 (Jazz in Films)
In the beginning jazz and films had a problematic relationship. Until the 1950s the main function of jazz in a film was strictly for entertainment…or what’s called “source music”…in other words, music that—on film—might be heard in a bar or playing on a radio. However, in the hangover following World War 2, and the rise of film noir, more composers began to use jazz in their film scores. This week we'll hear some stellar examples, including music from A Streetcar Named Desire, Touch of Evil, Anatomy of a Murder, Bullitt and more.