Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this curated playlists of film music from films that are based on a true story.

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Based on a True Story
  • Ep. 34 - James Newton Howard's 'A Hidden Life' (4K HDR)

    There are very few directors that are marked by broad philosophical and spiritual overtones, but Terrence Malick has truly stood out from the crowd and become one of the most well known directors alive as a result.

    Featuring a score by James Newton Howard that he considered a 'spiritual' explora...

  • Ep. 32 - John Williams' 'Schindler's List' (4K HDR)

    Considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, "Schindler's List" was nominated for twelve Academy Awards including Best Original Score. Williams ended up winning the Academy Award, in addition to a BAFTA, Grammy, and Golden Globe. The film won numerous other awards including seven BAFTAs,...

  • Ep. 18 - The Commitments' 'Dark End of the Street'

    Alan Parker's incredible 1991 film and its music have stood the test of time, and watching it recently, 'The Commitments' still has heart, humor, and so much soul. The cast was plucked from obscurity, with Parker putting musical talent over acting experience. The lead singer, Andrew Strong, was o...

  • Ep. 17 - Mark Isham's 'Never Cry Wolf'

    Carroll Ballard's 'Never Cry Wolf' from 1983 is one of our favorite films, and the score is especially wonderful. An early score by Isham, he brought something unique to the opening credits. If you close your eyes, you can almost imagine the epic scenes unfolding in your imagination. You also get...

  • Ep. 10 - Thomas Newman's 'The Horse Whisperer'

    Enjoy this incredible thematic cue composed by Thomas Newman from Robert Redford's 'The Horse Whisperer'. This score follows the emotional journey of the film, where a girl and her horse undergo a personal voyage towards recovery and trust. In this scene, mother Annie MacLean (Kristin Scott Thoma...

  • Ep. 38 - Thomas Newman's '1917'

    Justin Freer talks about Thomas Newman’s Academy Award-nominated score to 1917, a British war film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes.

    Newman has been nominated for fifteen Academy Awards, tying him with fellow composer Alex North for the most nominations without a win. He has als...

  • Ep. 28 - A.R. Rahman's 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    Justin Freer talks about A.R. Rahman’s incredible work for the widely acclaimed hit, Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle. This was nominated for a stunning ten Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight, including Best Picture. A.R. Rahman won the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Orig. Score and won...

  • Ep. 26 - Maurice Jarre's 'Dr. Zhivago'

    Justin Freer discusses Maurice Jarre’s incredible score to the epic 1965 romantic drama film Dr. Zhivago, directed by the great David Lean. In this week’s episode, Justin breaks down two scenes that are linked with one another through a singular emotional thread: loss. In what is considered to be...

  • Ep. 22 - Ennio Morricone's 'The Untouchables'

    Justin discusses maestro Ennio Morricone’s dynamic, jazzy and complex score to Brian De Palma’s 1987 American gangster film, The Untouchables. Morricone is one of the most prolific film composers alive and has composed over 400 scores for cinema/television, as wall as over 100 classical works. Hi...