Help celebrate David Leans Centenary later this month with this exceedingly rare
appearance by Leans favorite score composer, the legendary Maurice Jarre.
Jarre is the creator of some of the most beautiful and memorable movie scores of all time,
including THE LONGEST DAY, Leans LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (for which he won an Oscar), THE
TRAIN, THE COLLECTOR, Leans DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (for which he won another Oscar),
THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, Viscontis THE DAMNED, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING,
Leans RYANS DAUGHTER, THE TIN DRUM and Leans A PASSAGE TO INDIA (for
which he won his third Oscar!). A native of Lyon, France, Jarre did not become interested
in music until his late teenage years, and, against his fathers wishes, enrolled in
the Conservatoire de Paris. After leaving the Conservatoire, he worked for a time in the
theater with such luminaries as Jean-Louis Barrault and Jean Vilar, before being asked by
film director Georges Franju to score a short documentary. This led to more collaborations
with Franju, culminating in the music for the directors classic EYES WITHOUT A FACE.
In 1961, Jarre leapt with both feet into the pantheon of movie greats when he was hired by
producer Sam Spiegel and director Lean to score LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, for which he won his
first Academy Award. The composer continued working through 2001, amassing an astounding
and distinguished filmography of musical achievements. We are
very pleased to welcome composer Maurice Jarre In-Person to the Egyptian Theatre for this
special two night event!
Saturday, March 1 7:30 PM
Maurice Jarre In-Person
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, 1965, Warner Bros., 193 min. Dir. David
Lean. "If this man were my father, I should want to know," says General
Yevgraf Zhivago (Alec Guinness) to his wary niece (Rita Tushingham)
and the story that he narrates, of decadent Tsarists, anguished revolutionaries, two
beautiful women in love with the same man, a nation and a people in upheaval and, above
all, the poet and physician (Omar Sharif) who witnesses and remembers it all
is one of the most lyrical and visually breathtaking stories in the history of film. From
the bloodstained march through the Moscow streets, to the snowbound train ride through the
Ural Mountains, to the haunted ice palace at Varykino, this is the essence of pure cinema.
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Maurice Jarres exquisite score,
Robert Bolts brilliant script (from Boris Pasternaks novel) and the
cinematography by Freddie Young (who replaced Nicolas Roeg soon into shooting).
Co-starring Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Tom Courtenay, Ralph
Richardson and Siobhan McKenna. David Leans 100th birthday is
later this month come help us celebrate early with this special screening! Introduction to the film with composer Maurice Jarre.
Sunday, March 2 7:30 PM
Maurice Jarre In-Person
THE DAMNED (LA CADUTA DEGLI DEI), 1969, Warner Bros., 157
min. Director Luchino Visconti's astounding, sumptuous chronicle of the fall of the
German Von Essenbeck dynasty during the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Scheming Sophie
(Ingrid Thulin), scion of the dying aristocratic family, goads her husband
Frederick (Dirk Bogarde) to commit all manner of heinous acts to usurp control of
the clan's munitions factories. As the brutally repressive forces of Nazism bloom into
full flower, a series of personal betrayals plague their immediate relatives as well as
all of their acquaintances, culminating in the first of Hitler's purges, the Night of the
Long Knives. Sophie and Frederick's corrupt empire grows by nefarious means, but they
don't count on Sophie's mentally deranged, pedophile son Martin (Helmut Berger) who
surpasses them all in not only decadence and depravity but also in his bottomless capacity
for vindictive evil. Maurice Jarre supplies one of his most memorable, operatic
scores. With Charlotte Rampling, Florinda Bolkan, Helmut Griem, Umberto Orsini. Introduction to the film with composer Maurice Jarre.