On August 17th, the Motion Picture Academy will begin a three-day tribute to Miklós Rózsa, who received 17 Academy Award nominations over a career that spanned nearly five decades. He won Oscars for his scores to Spellbound, A Double Life, and Ben-Hur.
The centenary celebration, hosted by journalist/historian Jon Burlingame, will feature film clips and an onstage panel discussion with film historian Rudy Behlmer; Academy Music Branch Governor and composer Bruce Broughton; and Juliet Rózsa, daughter of the composer.
Said Broughton to Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Susan King: “Rózsa was one of those guys who was a substantial composer. When he went into film music, apparently he used as much invention as he would in any kind of music. He had such a substantial craft and technique that it came out in very high quality.”
The Centenary celebration begins at 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre (8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) and continues through the weekend at the Linwood Dunn Theatre. Tickets are available to the general public, and can be purchased online for $5 at www.oscars.com
For more information, please visit the Academy web site or call (310) 247-3600.