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Classic Film Series: Great Scores

Timeless Silver Screen Classics featuring
Cinema’s Greatest Movie Scores of All Time.

plus Tea Reception and Conversations with Guest Musicians and Music Experts.

FREE For All Current Lark Theater Members!

 

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The Thomas Crown Affair

Rating: Not Rated   Released: 1968  Length: 1hr 42min

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

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Sun, May 5, (Reception at 3:15pm) 3:30pm Buy Tickets
General $8
Members $7
Passes Accepted
DescriptionSpecial GuestsScore by Michel Legrand

FREE SCREENING and Tea Reception for all current Lark Members, + 1 guest.
** LIMITED SEATING ** GET YOUR FREE TICKETS EARLY: Members, sign-in to your member account and choose the “FREE ADMISSION” option, or call our Box Office at 415.924.5111

Academy Award Winner: Best Original Score – Michel Legrand

Synopsis: Bored millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) concocts and executes a brilliant scheme to rob a bank without having to do any of the work himself. When Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an investigator for the bank’s insurance company, takes an interest in Crown, the two begin a complicated cat-and-mouse game with a romantic undertone. In an attempt to decipher Anderson’s agenda, Crown devises another robbery like his first, wondering if he can get away with the same crime twice. 

Ron Ramin

Ron Ramin
Guest Host

Chances are that you’ve heard the music of award-winning composer Ron Ramin. He has composed the musical scores for more than 250 hours of US network television, including 20 prime-time series and more than 30 original movies/miniseries.

Born and raised in New York City, Ron studied piano with
 Genia Robinor and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He studied composition and orchestration with Milton Babbitt and composed for Princeton’s famed musical comedy troupe, the Princeton Triangle Club. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film composer. He also studied privately with Albert Harris and Anthony Vazzana (composition and orchestration) and William Kettering (conducting). His thematic and soaring orchestral approach has been rewarded with a CableACE Award and a Primetime EMMY nomination, plus Most Performed Awards from both BMI and ASCAP.

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Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand
The Thomas Crown Affair, score composer

Michel Jean Legrand was a  French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar® for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

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Chinatown

Rating: R   Released: 1974  Length: 2hrs 10min

Chinatown

Chinatown

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Sun, May 12, (Reception at 3:15pm) 3:30pm Buy Tickets
General $8
Members $7
Passes Accepted
DescriptionSpecial GuestsScore by Jerry Goldsmith

FREE SCREENING and Tea Reception for all current Lark Members, + 1 guest.
** LIMITED SEATING ** GET YOUR FREE TICKETS EARLY: Members, sign-in to your member account and choose the “FREE ADMISSION” option, or call our Box Office at 415.924.5111

Academy Award Nominee: Best Original Score – Jerry Goldsmith
6 Academy Awards including:
Best Picture
Best Actor – Jack Nicholson
Best Actress – Faye Dunaway
Best Director – Roman Polanski

Synopsis: When Los Angeles private eye J.J. “Jake” Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband’s activities, he believes it’s a routine infidelity case. Jake’s investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray’s sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn’s father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case. 

Ron Ramin

Ron Ramin
Guest Host

Chances are that you’ve heard the music of award-winning composer Ron Ramin. He has composed the musical scores for more than 250 hours of US network television, including 20 prime-time series and more than 30 original movies/miniseries.

Born and raised in New York City, Ron studied piano with
 Genia Robinor and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He studied composition and orchestration with Milton Babbitt and composed for Princeton’s famed musical comedy troupe, the Princeton Triangle Club. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film composer. He also studied privately with Albert Harris and Anthony Vazzana (composition and orchestration) and William Kettering (conducting). His thematic and soaring orchestral approach has been rewarded with a CableACE Award and a Primetime EMMY nomination, plus Most Performed Awards from both BMI and ASCAP.

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Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith
Chinatown, score composer

Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American composer and conductor most known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for such films as Star Trek: The Motion Picture and four other films within the Star Trek franchise, The Sand Pebbles, Logan’s Run, Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon, Chinatown, The Wind and the Lion, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, Capricorn One, Alien, Outland, Poltergeist, The Secret of NIMH, Gremlins, Hoosiers, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Rudy, Air Force One, L.A. Confidential, Mulan, The Mummy, three Rambo films, and Explorers.

Goldsmith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, nine Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, and eighteen Academy Awards (winning in 1976 for The Omen).