Academy Tunes Up forÂ MiklÃ³s RÃ³zsa Centennial Salute
Beverly Hills, CA(rushprnews) July 16, 2007 – â€” A weekend-long centennial salute to 17-time OscarÂ®-nominated composer MiklÃ³s RÃ³zsa will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences beginning on Friday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The opening evening will be hosted by music critic and historian Jon Burlingame and will feature an overview of RÃ³zsaâ€™s film career, which spanned many genres. Clips showcasing RÃ³zsaâ€™s Oscar-nominated and winning film scores, including those for â€œJungle Bookâ€ (1942), â€œSpellboundâ€ (1945), â€œThe Naked Cityâ€ (1948) and â€œBen-Hurâ€ (1959), will be shown.
The evening also will include a screening of â€œIvanhoeâ€ (1952), for which RÃ³zsa received his 13th Oscar nomination, and a panel discussion with film historian Rudy Behlmer, Academy Music Branch Governor Bruce Broughton, and Juliet RÃ³zsa, the composerâ€™s daughter.
On Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19, the salute continues at the Academyâ€™s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood with screenings of three more films featuring RÃ³zsaâ€™s Oscar-nominated scores.
The complete schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 17, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
At 7:30 p.m.: â€œIvanhoe.â€ A new 35mm print will be screened.
Saturday, August 18, at the Linwood Dunn Theater
At 7 p.m.: â€œThe Thief of Bagdadâ€ (1940). A 35mm Technicolor print will be screened.
At 9 p.m.: â€œThe Killersâ€ (1946). A new 35mm print will be screened.
One ticket admits to either or both films.
Sunday, August 19, at the Linwood Dunn Theater
At 7 p.m.: â€œEl Cidâ€ (1961). An original 35mm Technicolor print will be screened.
RÃ³zsa was born in Budapest in 1907. He won Academy AwardsÂ® for his original scores for â€œSpellbound,â€ â€œA Double Lifeâ€ (1947) and â€œBen-Hur,â€ and was a three-time double nominee (in 1941, 1944, 1961) as well as a triple nominee in 1945. RÃ³zsa received Oscar nominations for his original scores for â€œThe Thief of Bagdadâ€; â€œLydiaâ€ and â€œSundownâ€ in 1941; â€œJungle Bookâ€; â€œDouble Indemnityâ€ and â€œWoman of the Townâ€ in 1944; â€œThe Lost Weekend,â€ and â€œA Song to Rememberâ€ (with Morris Stoloff) in 1945; â€œThe Killersâ€; â€œQuo Vadisâ€ in 1951; â€œIvanhoeâ€; â€œJulius Caesarâ€ in 1953; and â€œEl Cid.â€ RÃ³zsa received one nomination for Original Song for â€œLove Theme From El Cid (The Falcon and The Dove)â€ (Music by RÃ³zsa; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster).
Tickets to each evening of â€œAn Academy Centennial Salute to MiklÃ³s RÃ³zsaâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. They will be available beginning August 1 by mail or at the Academy box office during regular business hours. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.oscars.org/events. There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees. Tickets may be purchased online until noon PDT on the day of the event.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600.