Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
Episode 38: Warren Beatty On The Music Of Bonnie & Clyde, Bulworth, Reds And Shampoo
Apr 28, 2017 · 31 min
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Edith's guest this week requires very little introduction. An actor, writer, director and producer, he appeared in his first film in 1961 and has subsequently been nominated for no fewer than 14 Oscars, winning best director for Reds in 1981.

We are,of course, talking about the legend that is Warren Beatty.

Throughout his career, Warren has demonstrated a passion for source cues in particular - from the bubble-gum pop of Shampoo to the rap that provides the unlikely sonic inspiration for Bulworth. He's also worked with world-renowned composers Stephen Sondheim, Ennio Morricone and Danny Elfman.

Still going strong at 80, his latest project is Rules Don't Apply - which he wrote, directed and also stars in as real-life business tycoon Howard Hughes. Among the cast is Lily Collins, who as aspiring actress Marla Mabrey performs a specially commissioned song during the narrative.

We'll hear a bit of that, but this particular episode begins, as it ends, with the piano maestro that is Errol Garner ..

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