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Soundtracking with Edith Bowman

First of all Edith, thanks very much for taking time to answer some of our questions. Can you tell us how the podcast initially came about?

Music & Film are two of my favourite things and I used to do a show on 6Music that kind of started the ball rolling. It didn't get the love it deserved and I wanted to make it a regular weekly thing so I started to approach people and got a fantastic response so jumped in a went for it. I want to do this for the rest of my life.

You’ve interviewed some huge names so far for the podcast. Which has been your favourite and the one you would recommend to people checking it out for the first time?

Well we were very fortunate that Jon Favreau and Disney took a leap of faith with us for the first one. I'm a huge fan of his, with everything he does. Elf being a particular favourite. He's a lot of fun to be around and LOVES his music, it's really personal to him, the choices he makes. So he's good then I think Matt Ross, who is still relatively new to 'making films,' was a total star and his new film Captain Fantastic is one of my films of the year. But we have so much to come, Andrea Arnold and her film American Honey was excellent.

Who would you most like to interview for the podcast?

Scorsese, Hans Zimmer, Sofia Coppola and David O'Russell again as he's always brilliant fun. The list, which I actually have is HUGE.

Our website compares different DVD and Blu-ray releases (over 108000 and counting) so people can choose which country has released the best set of extras, or audio. Quite often our users also collect soundtracks so isolated scores rank highly as an extra feature. What is your own personal favourite score and why?

There are a couple but quite recently The Interstellar soundtrack done by Hans I listen to at least once a week. It's phenomenal and really stands up as piece of music in it's own right.

Which score do you think needs more recognition than it has and why?

The Sicario score. The Denis Villeneuve film is outstanding but the score by Johann Johannsson is incredible.

Obviously most people are familiar with the big names involved in soundtracks, but who do you think are the ones to watch for in the future?

Johann for sure, Clint Mansell is already massive and one of my favourites. Mica Levi's score for Under The Skin was exceptional and I adore Cliff Martinez.

Thanks very much for your time Edith, it is very much appreciated. To end, could you tell us who you have coming up on the podcast?

Ron Howard!

You can check out the excellent Soundtracking podcast by visiting Edith Bowman's website HERE. We thoroughly recommend it!