“A handsome, moody rendition, more romantic than menacing.” - Variety
Sunday, March 26 at 6pm | Critics were mixed on John Badham’s (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER) adaptation of Bram Stoker’s enduring 1897 novel, simultaneously praising and scratching their heads at the moody melodrama, marketed with the tagline, “Throughout history, he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire.” Badham’s Count Dracula is brought to undead life by Frank Langella (reprising his Tony Award nominated performance), and through Williams’ operatic and thunderous score, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The film ages well as a gothic romance that is equal parts campy and sincere, a tragic love story that Roger Ebert reviewed as “A triumph of performance, art direction and mood over materials that can lend themselves so easily to self-satire.”
Scored by John Williams: We can all hum the JAWS theme, and recognize the scores to STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES within the first bars, but composer John Williams' inimitable career as a composer with over 160 titles to his credit, is full of surprises. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Scored by John Williams showcases the depth of his talent in scores that range from jaunty to ethereal, and from the noble to the ominous. View full series here.
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