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Oscar © Winning Scores: Emma (U) + ScreenTalk with Rachel Portman Wed October 26th 7pm Barbican Cinema 2 UK 1996 Dir Douglas McGrath 118 min Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman is an accomplished composer, having written the scores to The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Never Let Me Go and One Day. We’re thrilled to have her along to talk about her Oscar-winning score for Emma, alongside her […].../ ➝
Oscar © Winning Scores: Gravity 3D (15)+ ScreenTalk with Steven Price Wed September 14th 7pm, Barbican Cinema 2 UK/US 2013, Dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 91 min In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present the third in a series of screenings […].../ ➝
Wed June 15th 7pm, Barbican Cinema 1
UK, 1998, Dir. John Madden, 119 min
In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present the second in a series of screenings and talks with Oscar© -winning European composers.
Composer Stephen Warbeck has written scores for a huge range of film and TV productions, including Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Billy Elliot, the BBC’s The Hollow Crown series and the film for which he won his Academy Award, Shakespeare in Love. We’re very pleased to welcome him for this ScreenTalk, to discuss his work on this film and others.
Starring Joseph Fiennes as the Bard, Shakespeare in Lovefollows the imagined origins of Twelfth Night, as William falls in love with would-be actress Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), while attempting to overcome his writer’s block to satisfy the theatrical demands of Queen Elizabeth I (Judi Dench).
photo by Luc Monsaert
Wed 20 April 7pm, Cinema 1
UK, 1996, Dir. Anthony Minghella, 156 min
In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present a new series of screenings and talks with Oscar© -winning European composers. Gabriel Yared’s remarkable artistic relationship with the late Anthony Minghella got off to an Academy Award-winning start with The English Patient, the story of the unfolding relationship between a nurse ( Juliette Binoche ) and her doomed patient – a horribly burned pilot ( Ralph Fiennes ) – in a crumbling villa in WWII Italy. The English Patient won 9 Oscars, including one for composer, Gabriel Yared.
Series Produced in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Nominated for a 2015 Oscar and Ivor Novello Award for his score to Mike Leigh’s highly acclaimed Mr Turner, Gary Yershon’s 40-year career as a composer – spanning film, television, theatre and radio – continues to grow and grow to this day. **Oscar Nomination for Best Original Score** **Ivor Novello Award Nomination 2015: Best Original […].../ ➝
In 2011, as part of the celebrations for the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre after a major renovation, the RSC asked The Brothers McLeod to make ‘Billy’ featuring William Shakespeare and his pet pig Francis. In each animation Billy searches for a crucial idea for one of his plays.
La Plante Productions, ITV 2005 Synopsis: Michael is arrested and charged with her murder. He’s not very cooperative with his barrister and he is clearly hiding something. ….../ ➝
Ebb and Flo is an animated children’s television series of 26 five minute episodes. It aired on Five in the UK and on Nick Jr. (part of Zee’s Bookshelf), in the United States. The show has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide. Ebb and Flo is based on a series of books by Jane Simmons. The show was directed and co-produced by Kate Canning of London based Canning Factory with executive production by Genevieve Dexter. (Wikepedia)
Actors and directors explore scenes from Macbeth. The film uses elements of the play as a springboard for telling stories without using words, and for counterpointing speech with an expressive and detailed physical language. Originated at the National Theatre (London) studio staged by Phyllida Lloyd. Film Director Margaret Williams / Producer Anne Beresford / Music […].../ ➝
The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet as Beatrice Eliott and Louise Lombard as Evangeline Eliott, two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and eventually their own haute couture fashion house, Maggie […].../ ➝
The Canning Factory/C4 A series for Channel 4 based on Kate Canning’s picture books about a shambolic art gallery. The international collection of paintings and sculptures come to life aided by a resident rat (voice – George Melly, jazz singer and art expert) and his friend, a Henry Moore sheep. .../ ➝