Scoring the Screen Film Series: "The Shining"
The Laurier free film series presents “Scoring the Screen.” The six-part film series is open to the community and begins Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bricker Academic Building, room 201, on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. The series is an exploration of the art of film scoring, with fascinating feature films that range from classic Hollywood to the French new wave, from horror films to musicals.
This week's film is The Shining (Kubrick, 1980), starring Jack Nicholson.
Just in time for Halloween comes Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic about a writer and his family taking care of a hotel during the winter – a hotel that turns out to be haunted. Film Studies Professor Katherine Spring, an expert on electronic scores, will discuss the film’s blend of Wendy Carlos’s synthesizer music and classical music.
The series is presented by Laurier’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the WLU Film Society, and the Dean of Arts Office. Each screening includes an informative introduction by a Laurier faculty member, student or special guest.