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Magnificent Movie Music – Oscars, Opera and Irony, Luke Skywalker and Bugs Bunny, Facebook and Farm Animals
Magnificent Movie Music!
Classical Sounds of the Cinema
Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin
Oscars, Opera and Irony, Luke Skywalker and Bugs Bunny, Facebook and Farm Animals
Thursday, March 28th
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Member $24, Non-member $29
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The fusion of classical music into popular culture is so complete that most listeners have absolutely no idea where their favorite tropes come from. We explore the astonishingly varied use of concert masterpieces in film, from slasher and sci-fi to satire and gangster genres. What on earth is Saint-Saen’s organ symphony doing in a movie about a sheep-herding pig? Is that actually Carmina Burana behind “Glory” or did someone compose knock-off? Where did John Williams really get his leit-motif ideas from, and did Grieg have a Facebook page??
11:00 am - 12:30 pm