The Southern Illinois University Wind Ensemble performs Michael Shapiro’s contemporary movie score to "Frankenstein" (1931).
Saturday, Oct. 28
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)
1050 S. Normal Ave.
Shapiro's score was commissioned by the Chappaqua Orchestra and premiered in 2002 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.
Unlike The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), with its lush score by Franz Waxman, the original Frankenstein was produced without a movie score. Many critics, such as Leonard Maltin, have remarked that Frankenstein is badly in need of music. Mr. Shapiro’s 70-minute score is written to be played under the dialogue of the film. For modern day moviegoers, Mr. Shapiro’s haunting music adds significantly to the emotional impact of the film.
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