Film Club: Images
This fall nyMusikk will present two movie nights at Kunstnernes Hus focusing on film scores.
The second screening is of Robert Altman's Images (USA, 1972) and will be introduced by film journalist and media scholar Thor Joachim Haga, who says the followong about the composer:
- John Williams is an American cultural institution in himself. His name is reminiscent of grand adventure film, Steven Spielberg and neo-romantic orchestral music. Less known, however, is that Williams has also composed a lot of contemporary art music, both outside and within the film medium. In film discourse, this especially applies to the cooperation with the idiosyncratic director Robert Altman. Altman's IMAGES (1972) explores a woman's psychological trauma through a sometimes experimental film language, and Williams reflects her state of mind with one of his most avant-garde scores to date.
Images - a woman walks a razor's edge between reality and madness in this impressionistic drama written and directed by Robert Altman. Cathryn (Susannah York) is a woman who begins to suspect that her marriage to Hugh (René Auberjonois) is falling apart after receiving a mysterious phone call from a friend who tells her Hugh has been having an affair.
Curator for nyMusikk's film program is film score composer Henrik Skram.