Episode 10

Published on:

22nd Mar 2021

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) w/ Peter Gardner

Actor/Director/Writer, Peter Gardner returns to the podcast to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Mel Stuart film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which while technically not a musical, it boasts such classic songs as "Pure Imagination", "Candy Man", and the Oompa Loompa songs. All of these songs were written by Leslie Bricusse, who has also penned so many other memorable film songs like "Goldfinger", "Thank You Very Much" from Scrooge, "Talk Like the Animals" from Dr. Doolittle, and the "Love Theme" from Superman (co-written with John Williams). We do a deep dive into both the film and the career of Leslie Bricusse, and Peter also shares his childhood connection to both the film and the marketing blitz that came with it.

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow. Each month, one episode is with Ryan, Brandice and Nicole, and one episode is with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!