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The Film Music of Erich Korngold [FILM SCREENINGS]

  • Date: Feb 23, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Available WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018 - 10AM ET 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The screening of Kings Row has been postponed to February 21 due to an equipment malfunction. We apologize for any inconvenience!

The Film Music of Erich Korngold

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was a highly respected composer whose film scores influenced generations to follow. While his music for The Adventures of Robin Hood is perhaps his most well-known score, the Library holds prints and scores from many of his films that do not get screened as frequently, and this film series will offer the public an unusual opportunity to see them on film, as they were originally presented. The series draws on two collections: the Erich Korngold collection in the Music Division, which contains holograph manuscript materials related to each of these films, and the 35mm film print collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, which has excellent prints of each of the selected films. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7 pmThe Sea Hawk (NR, 127 mins.)
Michael Curtiz, Director

Korngold was nominated for an Academy Award for his rousing score to this film Featuring a swashbuckling Errol Flynn as privateer Geoffrey Thorpe, this film is one of the great pirate romances of the time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This screening of Kings Row has been postponed to February 21 due to an equipment malfunction. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7 pm
Kings Row (NR, 127 mins.)Sam Wood, Director

Korngold’s rich score adds to the power of this dark and cynical film about turn-of-the-century America, which includes Ronald Reagan in what many consider to be his best onscreen role.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12 pm
Double-FeatureCaptain Blood (NR, 119 mins.)
Michael Curtiz, Director

The Goonies (PG, 114 mins.)
Richard Donner, Director

Fans of pirate films know of the connections between these two films, released half a century apart, so it is only natural to present them as a double bill. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland are featured in Captain Blood, the film that made them household names, in a story that helped to solidify the swashbuckling genre. The now-classic adventure The Goonies, while not scored by Korngold, benefited from the imaginative music of Dave Grusin.
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7 pm
The Sea Wolf (NR, 100 mins.)
Michael Curtiz, Director

Our nautical theme continues with The Sea Wolf, one of many film adaptations of Jack London’s novel. Seal your fate with that of the “Ghost” and its mutinous crew as they set sail under a cruel captain.

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  • Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor
  • 101 Independence Ave, SE
  • Washington, DC 20540