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Atonement (15) + ScreenTalk with composer Dario Marianelli Wed 8 Mar, Cinema 2, 6.30pm UK/France/USA 2007 Dir Joe Wright 123min An exceptional opportunity to find out about film score composition in this bi-monthly series at Barbican. In March composer Dario Marianelli discusses his Oscar © winning score for Joe Wright’s Atonement with host and fellow […].../ ➝
It’s unlikely that when Art premiered at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees in Paris in 1994 anyone could have predicted its global popularity. The West End translation by Christopher Hampton initially featured the heavyweight triumvirate of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott and its eight-year run was further populated by a succession of actors and […].../ ➝
Oscar © Winning Scores: The Full Monty (15) + ScreenTalk with Anne Dudley Wed December 7th 7pm Barbican Cinema 2 UK 1997 Dir Peter Cattaneo 91 min We’re very glad to welcome composer Anne Dudley to talk about her Academy Award-winning score for this much-loved British comedy. Formerly a member of the synthpop band Art of Noise, Anne has […].../ ➝
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
“The perversity of Solness’s mind (and of the strange play he inhabits) is given sensory life by Rob Howell’s set, which suggests a charred-wood blueprint out of nightmares; Hugh Vanstone’s lighting; and a score by Gary Yershon that is the sound of megalomania.” New York Times 19th Feb 2016
“Matthew Warchus’s beautifully controlled and intelligent production is all shifting nuance and finely calibrated detail, from Gary Yershon’s subtle score to the faint drift of dry ice that intimates Hilde’s fatal otherworldliness…” Daily Telegraph, 4th Feb 2016
rehearsal photograph : Manuel Harlan
Film fans may not be quite as familiar with the name Gary Yershon as acting stars Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch. Yet come Sunday, they will all share the same red carpet, part of the contingent of British talent all vying for the iconic golden statuette at the Oscars. While the actors may be in […].../ ➝
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 […].../ ➝