** WINNER OF 8 ACADEMY AWARDS® Including: **
Best Music/Scoring of a Motion Picture – Leonard Bernstein
Best Director – Elia Kazan
Best Supporting Actress – Eva Marie Saint
Best Supporting Actors – Karl Malden, Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein wrote only one original film score in his career, for Elia Kazan’s classic film, “On the Waterfront”. Bernstein was pursued for the picture in part because of the prestige his name would lend to the production.
Synopsis: Dockworker Terry Malloy had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss, Johnny Friendly, persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly’s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man’s sister Edie to testify against Johnny Friendly.
Guest Host (January 13, February 10 and February 17)
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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