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"I've always sensed what a script should sound like - even before the movie's been made" - David Puttnam
Composer and pianist Sacha Puttnam plays music from his father, British film producer Lord David Puttnam's best loved films. David spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express and Memphis Belle. His films have won 10 Oscars, 25 Baftas and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. Educated in conducting and composition at Boston's Berklee College of Music and the Moscow Conservatory, Sacha Puttnam composes and arranges for film, television, radio and games as well as for several groups and ensembles. He has toured with Bush and Moby, and was with Vangelis as he created the theme music for the film Chariots of Fire. Brand new arrangements and recordings of classic themes by Vangelis, Ennio Morricone, George Fenton, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Knopfler.
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Is Chariots of Fire still the best Olympics' film ever? / RTE
RTE's Ruth Barton writes......40 years after its release and with the Olympics in full swing, it's time to reassess the film with the iconic theme tune. If ever there was a film for a sporting occasion, Chariots of Fire is it. As we conclude the final lap of the marathon that is 2021's delayed Olympic Games, it is to the tune of Vangelis' iconic soundtrack that the IOC must surely move as the...
David Puttnam recalls series of accidents that helped make 'Chariots of Fire' a classic / THE IRISH TIMES
‘What the film says is that you can hold on to your principles, and still emerge a winner' THE IRISH TIMES, Ian O'Riordan writes....If you ever get to tell David Puttnam he has to sit down tonight and watch one of his own films, his first choice would be Local Hero, the Scottish drama-comedy he produced in 1983, with Burt Lancaster playing the eccentric head of a Texas oil company intent of...
Lord Puttnam set to release movie about climate change - Arctic 30 / theguardian
Lord Puttnam, the Oscar-winning producer behind some of the most successful British films of the 1970s and 80s, including Chariots of Fire and Bugsy Malone, is to return to movie-making after a substantial gap, with a film about the Arctic 30, a group of environmental activists seized by Russian troops last year. Speaking in Cannes, David Puttnam, 74, said that, despite a long career as an environmental ...
Sacha Puttnam: "My dad was maniacal" / Radio Times 'father & son' interview
As Sacha Puttnam releases a CD of music from his film producer father David's movies, Radio Times hears from them both about family ties, creativity and the joy of music. There seems to be no significant anniversary attached to the CD Puttnam Plays Puttnam. Why did you decide to make it now? READ THE FULL Radio Times ARTICLE...