Kubrick’s Music, Mar 17


Scenes through the Cinema Lens

Kubrick’s Music

Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30PM; FREE


Few filmmakers have been as sensitive to the power of music as Stanley Kubrick. He changed cinema forever when he rejected the music that film composer Alex North had written for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and used pre-existing recordings of classical music. He continued to make striking use of new and specially commissioned music in A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut. We will go back to earlier films such as Paths of Glory and Dr. Strangelove to hear how he was already taking chances with music, even before he made 2001: A Space Odyssey.

“Scenes through the Cinema Lens”  is a film retrospective focusing on the performing arts curated by Krin Gabbard, professor of Comparative Literature and English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and author of Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. Viewing includes an informal Q&A.