Home Alone with Live Orchestra

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Home Alone with Live Orchestra
Photograph: Courtesy SF Symphony Home Alone

In 1990’s Home Alone, writer John Hughes (Planes, Trains and Automobiles) turned once more to the travails of holiday travel, but this time from a child's perspective. Somehow combining the themes of child neglect, cartoonishly brutal violence and intrafamilial bullying results in a genuinely hilarious and heart-warming picture, one that became an instant classic. Add in a live performance of John Williams’ score by the San Francisco Symphony, and you’ve got a new holiday tradition, you filthy animal.

 

 

 

By: Ivy McNally

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