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Music of Kubrick films examined

DOWNEY – This Sunday’s Movie Club, sponsored by the Downey Arts Coalition, will feature a special presentation by Dr. Christine Lee Gengaro, author of the book “Listening to Stanley Kubrick, The Music in His Films.”
Gengaro is a Los Angeles educator, writer and musician. She received a masters degree in vocal performance from Hunter College and a Ph.D. in music history from USC.
“Music in film is powerful,” she writes. “It enhances motion, signals danger, accompanies epiphany, and depicts movement.”
She feels that Kubrick is “…one of a handful of directors whose musical choices over the course of his career demonstrated a keen understanding of what music could bring to a film…”
“Kubrick’s musical choices have affected the world outside of his films, influencing cultural consumption of certain pieces of classical music,” Gengaro wrote.
Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Gengaro taught in the New York City Public Schools System before moving to Los Angeles City College in 2004. She currently writes for several blogs and is a member of the Los Angeles-based band The Crazy Never Die.
Screening of a Kubrick short, “Day of the Flight,” and feature film “Full Metal Jacket” will follow Gengaro’s presentation.
The free event is hosted by the Epic Lounge. Seating begins at 1:30 p.m. with showtime at 2.
For more information, visit downeyarts.org.

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Published: Feb. 13, 2014 – Volume 12 – Issue 44



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