Composer Jonny Greenwood arrives for the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California Greenwood has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on Ghost thread.

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Composer Jonny Greenwood arrives for the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California Greenwood has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on Ghost thread.

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from previous weeks, as well as new program elements specially paced for the weekends. Our weekend show focuses on interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes clips from studio concerts. This week:

For Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, there are no rules for composing for film: Greenwood is said to have written the music for The power of the dog allowed him to experiment by mixing a banjo and a string quartet. He also recently scored spencer and Licorice pizza.

How the method transformed cinema — and made acting more human: Method acting is more than the extraction of personal experiences to play a character – or the physical transformation for a role. Author Isaac Butler traces the history of the technique in The method.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

For Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, there are no rules for composing for film

How the method transformed cinema – and made acting more human

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