Andrew Collins

The Radio Times Film Editor's choices provide the soundtrack for zombies, killers, James Bond and Woody Allen

Andrew Collins is Radio Times Film Editor, a TV scriptwriter, novelist and 6 Music DJ…


You Only Live Twice (1967) – John Barry

Bold, brassy, and in the case of instrumental cue Capsule In Space, haunting. 

Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter

That metronomic, one-finger keyboard theme chills my blood.

Manhattan (1979) – George Gershwin

Gershwin’s ready-written showstoppers ooze civic pride and romantic optimism.

A Zed and Two Noughts (1985) – Michael Nyman

Insistent minimalism describes the film’s splendidly esoteric puzzles.

28 Weeks Later (2007) – John Murphy

The zombie-pocalypse via an ascending, pounding industrial rock riff.


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