From Hollywood scores to American independent cinema and European arthouse movies, the soundtrack has played a pivotal role in film history. Functioning as a narrative device, it has also accumulated its own distinctive cultural currency and come to be viewed as an art form in its own right. Eschewing the celluloid jukebox approach, however, our Soundtrack season focuses on the art of composition. Featuring a diverse selection of both celebrated and lesser-known titles, it’s an aural and visual journey into the twin realms of sound and vision.

Soundtrack is curated by internationally acclaimed musician, composer and filmmaker Barry Adamson.

Find out more about our Soundtrack season in our August film podcast. Skip to 9 minutes in for the details…

In this season

Listen to our Soundtrack Playlist

From Psycho to Jaws, the movie soundtrack has long been a crucial component of cinema, quickly becoming an art form in its own right. To…

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Previously in this season

Touch of Evil

In a seedy US-Mexican border town, detective Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his newly wed wife Susie (Janet Leigh) become embroiled in a deadly maelstrom…

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A cocky gang enforcer is forced to hide away in the townhouse of a reclusive, fading rock star, where he receives a real 60s makeover…

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Cassavetes' improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in 1950s' New York City, through the life of three bohemian siblings.

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Under the Skin

Under the Skin is the story of an alien in human form. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it’s a film about seeing…

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Anatomy of a Murder

A semi-retired Michigan lawyer (James Stewart) takes the case of an army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife (Lee Remick) claimed…

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Cape Fear

Martin Scorsese's remake of American psychological thriller Cape Fear follows a convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, who stalks the family of…

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Lost Highway Q&A

We will be joined by season curator and musician Barry Adamson, for a Q&A discussing his work and contribution to the Lost Highway soundtrack following…

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Under the Skin Intro

We will be joined by season curator Barry Adamson who will introduce the film.

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