Charge of the Light Brigade
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, October 17, 2008
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event
Inspired by Tennyson’s poem and freely adapted from history, the “noble six hundred” of the British light cavalry ride to their death at Balaklava in this famous episode from the Crimean War in 1854. Charge was one of the biggest adventure films of the 1930s, produced on a grand scale, but taking care to delight audiences with the romance of British cavalry officers Flynn and his brother Knowles, both in love with the same woman. This is the second of eight films in which the lovely Olivia de Havilland appears with Flynn. The brilliantly staged climatic charge by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), is one of the great moments in movie history. It was also the first major score by legendary film composer Max Steiner (King Kong, Gone With the Wind, A Star is Born) for the studio that would be his home for nearly 20 years. Steiner’s papers are preserved in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Warner Bros., 1936. 115 mins. Director: Michael Curtiz. *Special personal appearance by Anna Bonn, William Stromberg, and John Morgan of Tribute Film Classics to mark the release of their world premiere re-recording CD of Max Steiner’s legendary music score. Copies will be available.
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