IN-PERSON: The Elderwise classroom at the Vineyard Church
From Silents to Star Wars: Five Composers of Film Scores
We will look at, and listen to, the film work of composers Max Steiner, Eric Korngold, Miklos Rosza, Bernard Herrmann, and John Williams. Henry will discuss the careers of these composers and the musical contributions they have made to motion pictures. We will view and hear examples of their work from the films King Kong, Gone With the Wind, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Ben-Hur, Vertigo, and Star Wars. Henry B. Aldridge is an Emeritus Professor of Electronic Media and Film Studies at Eastern Michigan University. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina. Henry is also one of the organists at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. He has written three books and several articles in the field of video and film studies.