Lalo Schifrin retrospective

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Lalo Schifrin retrospective

Get to grips with one of the most well-known film composers of the sixties with this five-day retrospective.

What? A Lalo Schifrin retrospective

When? Wednesday November 9-Monday November 14 2016

Where? At the Cinémathèque française, 51 rue de Bercy, 75012

You may not recognise his name but you could certainly whistle his most famous film theme tunes: ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘The Amityville Horror’ and ‘Cool Hand Luke’ to name a few. With his instantly recognisable combination of undulating flutes, wah-wah pedals, horns and percussion, Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin remains one of the greatest film music composers of the last fifty years. Known best for the soundtrack album to ‘Bullitt’ with Steve McQueen, this composer, pianist and conductor, has written music for the most exciting film sequences of the sixties.

From November 9-14, Cinémathèque française are honouring his talent by showing a dozen of Schifrin's feature films. The legendary 84-year old composer will even be making an appearance on the first evening of this retrospective – in conversation with the director of the Cinémathèque française before a showing of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Inspector Harry’. For film and music buffs alike, this is not one to miss.

Find out more information, including screenings, timings and prices, on the Cinémathèque website.

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