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The Film Music Society Presents
Film Noir: The Music That Sets The Tone
At The Hollywood Entertainment Museum
7021 Hollywood Boulevard (West of Grauman's Chinese Theatre) Los Angeles, California, USA
From April 8 - June 7, 2004

The Film Music Society presents "Film Noir: The Music That Sets The Tone" an exhibition from April 8 - June 7, 2004 at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA.The music that accompanies the highly stylised Film Noir genre - identified by dark images, attitudes and characters - embraces moody and atmospheric orchestrations that incorporate intense dramatic and emotional compositions. The "Film Noir: The Music That Sets The Tone" exhibition will feature the music and composers who created scores for a broad range of memorable films.

Composers represented will include John Barry (Body Heat), Elmer Bernstein (The Grifters), Don Davis (Bound), Jerry Goldsmith (L.A. Confidential), Bernard Herrmann (Taxi Driver), Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil), John Ottman (The Usual Suspects), David Raksin (Laura), Dimitri Tiomkin (Strangers on a Train), Franz Waxman (Sunset Boulevard) and Roy Webb (Journey into Fear). The exhibit, co-curated by Warren Sherk and co-presented by The Film Music Society of Los Angeles, will display music sketches and scores, photographs, disc recordings, sheet music, cue sheets, and production-related materials and correspondence.

The Film Music Society is a non-profit organisation established by professionals in the film and music communities. The FMS promotes the preservation of film and television music in all of its manifestations, including published and unpublished scores, orchestrations, recordings and all related materials. It is the leading organisation for film and television music preservation in the world, with members in eighteen countries.

The FMS educates the public about film and television music to increase recognition of the art and techniques of film scoring; co-ordinates the donation of film and TV music collections to institutional libraries for preservation and access; encourages the publication of serious writings on subjects relating to film and television music; sponsors and supports public events such as concerts, screenings and seminars; and acts as a centre and distributor of information on film and television music. Since the Society's inception, the public has become more aware of the importance of film music, and the entertainment industry has recognised the need to care for this important legacy as part of America's cultural and artistic heritage. "We are honored to produce this co-venture with the Hollywood Entertainment Museum", proclaimed FMS President Christopher Young.

The Hollywood Entertainment Museum celebrates Hollywood and the entertainment arts of film, television, radio, sound recording and new media. The 33,000 square foot museum features technologically advanced, interactive exhibits, memorabilia, special exhibitions, a six-minute multi-screen video presentation and a studio back lot tour. The experience culminates in a visit to the original sets of Star Trek, The X-Files and Cheers.

Designed to educate and entertain, a variety of programs and tailor-made tours are available to groups and individual visitors. Admission prices are $8.75 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $4.50 for students with ID, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger and museum members. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

For more information:
Tel 323-465-7900
Fax 323-469-9576

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