The Sounds of Things to Come
December 27, 2014 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Sound of Cinema - British Sci-Fi from the BFI Days of Fear and Wonder - BBC Radio 3 talks to film composer Stephen Price about The Shape of Things to Come, Alien, Gravity, and other science fiction soundtracks.
posted by Artw (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
"BBC iPlayer streaming content offers a superior picture and sound quality. This requires you to have the latest version of Flash..."

Aargh.
posted by Twang at 3:12 PM on December 27, 2014


iTunes link, if that helps. Also it seems to play as HTML5 in mobile.
posted by Artw at 3:16 PM on December 27, 2014


Psst - the 1936 film referred to in the main link is just called 'Things to Come'. For a moment there you had me wondering if there was an adaptation of Wells' work that I'd missed. Or is there? Only the future knows for sure...

Oh crap there is an adaptation that I've missed called 'The Shape of Things to Come'. 1979, 3.2 IMDB rating, Jack Palance, directed by a 70's television maestro, and it's on youtube. Looks like my Sunday afternoon's plans are all set.
posted by item at 6:25 AM on December 28, 2014


Oh, that's a terrible movie.
posted by Artw at 2:43 PM on December 28, 2014


BBC iPlayer streaming content offers a superior picture and sound quality. This requires you to have the latest version of Flash...

It can be good, but at times, it's horrible. Pausing and failing multiple times. This may be a network issue, but nonetheless, it does not compare to Netflix for example.
I wonder what the current state of their support for HTML5 is.
posted by juiceCake at 5:59 PM on December 28, 2014


A few mins in and this definitly adds evidence to my theory there's a reference to the daleks in the Fury soundtrack
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:50 AM on December 29, 2014


It can be good, but at times, it's horrible. Pausing and failing multiple times.

It's a damn sight better than the ITV / Channel 4 ones which are basically unusable for me... The only times I've ever had any real problems with it are watching something very popular (like Dr Who) live when it can get a bit pausey... and I find you can get around that by watching it on a few mins delay.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:54 AM on December 29, 2014


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