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Scoring Films - Marvin Hamlisch

Year: 1980, 28 mins
Code: CAT-Hamlisch

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The very successful composer Marvin Hamlisch had already won the Academy Award for the scores of the films "The Way We Were" and "The Sting", and the Tony Award for the Broadway hit "A Chorus Line" - among his many honors - when he agreed to be profiled for this national PBS program. Filmed in California and New York, with an orchestra, in control rooms, at the movieola, and in Mr. Hamlisch's home, this program shows how the film music composer works, including a special focus on the details for providing a score for the motion picture "Starting Over."

Interviews with friends and colleagues include actor Joel Grey, Carole Bayer Sager (lyricist of the Bond film song "Nobody Does It Better" and Hamlisch's musical "They're Playing Our Song"), and actress Priscilla Lopez (who had a leading role in "The Chorus Line.") Many film clips featuring Hamlisch scores illustrate this portrait. And Mr. Hamlisch is in top form explaining, demonstrating, and of course joking. Colour

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. Hamlisch was one of only fifteen people to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. This collection of all four is referred to as an "EGOT". He is one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize

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