Colorado Cinema Salon: Music, Movies and the Magic They Make Together
90 Minute Running Time
Sunday, April 29th at 2pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
The April edition of the Cinema Salon will call attention to an element in the filmmaking process that often goes unnoticed. Whether overly manipulative, subtle or perfectly matched with dramatic content. music can be one of the strongest factors in creating the emotional climate of a particular scene, sequence or even of an entire movie. Could there be a "StarWars" without composer John Williams? Try to imagine "2001: A Space Odyssey" without Richard Strauss or "Psycho" without Bernard Hermann. Emmy-award winning composer Charles Denler and Denver-based music critic Marc Shulgold join Salon curator and host Robert Denerstein for a lively look at how and why music plays such a vital role in the viewing experience. Through a series of carefully selected clips, we'll examine some of the best music composed for the big screen. We'll also have the rare opportunity of seeing how Denler has created music for the screen -- from inception to finished product. And in case you're impressed by namedropping, know that actors featured in films scored by Denler include Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and many others. Be sure to join us.