Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jun 26, 2011
7:30pm

A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE TO COMPOSER BERNARD HERRMANN
70mm Print!
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Bernard Herrmann wrote the swelling, melancholic score for Hitchcock's classic tale of realized obsession. On June 16 and June 17, the album "Bernard Herrmann Film Scores: From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver" can be streamed at listn.to/milanrecords and a track can be downloaded for free. Milan Records will also be giving away a copy of the CD at each screening in this series!

Introduction by Bernard Herrmann biographer Steven C. Smith. Four-time Emmy nominee Steven Smith has produced and written over 200 television shows and documentaries. His credits include A&E's Biography series; the History Channel special "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" and the Warner Bros. documentary LOOK UP IN THE SKY: THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN. He has been interviewed in documentaries and programs for 20th Century Fox, The Criterion Collection, NPR and the BBC. He is the author of the biography 'A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann,' which in 1992 received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for writing.
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1958, Universal, 128 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

With its hypnotic visuals and palpably wistful characters, director Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological suspense masterpiece continues to entrance audiences. Retired San Francisco police detective "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) becomes obsessed with Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak), a troubled woman he is privately hired to follow. Before he can remotely understand Madeleine’s neurosis, tragedy strikes. Scottie’s obsession with the glacial blonde spirals out of control (literally, thanks to the retina-like coil designs of graphics great Saul Bass), and reaches a fever pitch when he stumbles upon Judy Barton (also played by Novak), a young woman who bears a striking resemblance to Madeleine. With Barbara Bel Geddes as Scottie's hopelessly overlooked admirer, Midge.


Aero Theatre • Sun, Jun 26, 2011 • 7:30pm

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