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February 14, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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Virtual: Sight & Sound -- The Integration of Montage & Music in American Film

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Having motion pictures be accompanied by music has been a tradition in Hollywood that goes back to the silent film era when pianos and organs were commonplace in theaters. Movie directors working closely with composers, have continually attempted to enhance the audience involvement and enjoyment of their films by adding musical scores and specific motifs that help us identify with particular characters or which add an atmospheric tone to certain scenes. Examine how great directors such as Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, and William Wyler teamed with outstanding music composers such as John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Maurice Jarre, and Dmitri Tiomkin to make filmgoers laugh and cry or add the elements of fear or suspense while creating some of the most memorable motion pictures in the history of Hollywood.

Led by Rich Knox, a retired school teacher and administrator, who lectures on musicals, films, and opera to libraries across the country. 

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts and New Hampshire libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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