Archive for January, 2011

John Barry

It was announced today, 31 January 2011, that John Barry had died of a heart attack at the age of 77. Born in York into a cinema family, John Prendergast made his first steps to fame with the John Barry Seven. His big break came with his arrangement of the Monty Norman theme for Dr. No. He subsequently wrote 11 scores for the James Bond series. However, he also won five oscars for soundtracks to Born Free (2) , The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves. He was arguably the greatest of the modern film composers. In 2005, he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship.

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Beyond the Box Office

Title: Beyond the Box Office
Location: University of York
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Description: The UK Film Council, Screen Yorkshire and The University of York present: Beyond the Box Office: A presentation and debate on the cultural impact of UK Film. This event will be of interest to all those working or involved in the film industry and allied areas, including education, research, public policy, festivals and communications

Attendance is free, please book a place via info@screenyorkshire.co.uk
Start Time: 14:30
Date: 2011-1-07
End Time: 16:30

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