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The Lodger’ is a silent movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1927. The film tells the story of a serial killer known as "the avenger" who is murdering blonde women in London. A new lodger, Jonathan Drew, arrives at Mr. and Mrs. Bounting's in Bloomsbury and rents a room. The man has some strange habits, he goes out during foggy nights and keeps a picture of a blonde girl in his bedroom. The Bounting's daughter, Daisy, is a blonde model and she is engaged to Joe, a detective. When Joe finds out that Bounting suspects Jonathan, he is jealous of the lodger flirting with Daisy and arrests the man accusing him of being the avenger. Violinist Anne Bakker and musician Kevin Toma have composed a captivating and surprising soundtrack for ‘The Lodger’, using a mix of samples, beats, soundscapes and weird sounds to underline the menacing atmosphere of the film.
On Thursday 18 and Sunday 21 October the Ghent Film Festival and Belgian TV station, één, are presenting “007 in concert” at ’t Kuipke in Ghent. This unique concert will feature Flemish stars and the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, performing special versions of legendary Bond songs. The concert marks the release of the new James Bond film 'Skyfall' on 26 October, as well as the 50th anniversary of the very first James Bond film 'Dr. No'.
Guitar-player Marc Ribot – the right-hand man of Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and John Zorn for many years – plunges into film-noir soundtracks from the forties until the sixties and film music of the New York No Wave movement from the eighties. The material he comes up with, consists of arrangements by Henry Mancini (‘Touch of Evil’), André Previn (‘Scene of the Crime’), Roy Budd (‘Get Carter’), John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards and some new stuff. The guitar genius leads a band full of Belgian musicians, both experienced ones like Michel Massot (Mâäk’s Spirit) and young talents like Joachim Badenhorst (Han Bennink Trio) and De Beren Gieren. A troup of enthusiastic musicians lead by Marc Ribot: the recipe for a thunderous concert!
The B-Movie Orchestra has plunged into the history of sixties and seventies B movies and has especially for the festival developed the program ‘Sound of Crime’. The music may be, like the movies themselves, a bit outdated, yet at the same time, it is still very interesting. It has a swing, it's cool, erotic and dangerous. Groovy, raw psychedelic music, funky big band psycho-beat combined with dark mystic rhythms. Vocalists with The B-Movie Orchestra are The Cinematic Fever Girls. Don't expect too much from the lyrics though, they'll stick to some corny Aaah's and cheesy Ooooh's. To complete the B-Movie ethos, the music is staged and supported with a truly magnificent interactive visual performance in which B movie soundtracks and film clips are mashed together.
On Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m., Oscar winners Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer will be the distinguished guests at the closing ceremony of the 38th Ghent Film Festival at the Kuipke in Ghent. Once again, the Kuipke Event Centre in Ghent will be transformed into a concert hall for an audience of more than 3000 for this 11th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert. Following the annual presentation of the prestigious film music awards, the Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders - will perform a singular selection from the three great masters’ extensive oeuvres conducted by Dirk Brossé. As always, the live music will be accompanied by striking film footage. The concert is being dedicated in memory of Ronni Chasen, longtime representative and friend of the film festival.
Last Minute tickets available at box office Kuipke
The Ghent Film Festival presents “Maestros of Suspense” at Music Centre De Bijloke on Wednesday 12 October at 8 p.m. This thrilling concert features film music by Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman, who are both inextricably linked with the iconic Alfred Hitchcock, but managed to put the “thrill” in thrillers even without his input. The programme includes, among other pieces, Herrmann’s music for Psycho, Vertigo and Taxi Driver, as well as Waxman’s music for Rebecca, Rear Window and Sunset Boulevard. The works will be performed by the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Dirk Brossé. Suspense guaranteed!
The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), Elliot Goldenthal (Titus, Interview With A Vampire), Gabriel Yared (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Brokeback Mountain), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Ray) Alberto Iglesias (The Kite Runner, Volver), Bruno Coulais (The Chorus), Frédéric Devreese (Un Soir, Un Train) and brilliant young composer Nico Muhly (The Reader).
On Thursday October 21, 2010 five-time Oscar winner, John Barry’s music will be performed live in concert at the Ghent International Film Festival. This unique, one-night-only event will be held at 8.30 pm at ‘t Kuipke Concert Hall in Ghent. The 80 members Brussels Philharmonic will be performing selections from many of Barry’s classic scores including Goldfinger, Mary Queen of Scots, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves and Midnight Cowboy, conducted by Nicholas Dodd. As always, the concert will be accompanied by a video presentation of film clips.
You probably think you know Tim Robbins. For the past 25 years, the 6’ 5” actor has been part of the fabric of popular culture as An Oscar winning movie star (Bull Durham, The Player, Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River), writer & director (Dead Man Walking, Cradle Will Rock, Bob Roberts), philanthropist and political activist (Robbins was amongst America's most vocal opponents of the Iraq war). But there is a side to Robbins rarely seen until now. With the release of his strange and rather wonderful debut album, ' Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band’, he reveals himself to be a gifted singer-songwriter in the American narrative tradition. Produced by maverick genius Hal Willner, Robbins’ belated musical debut somehow brings all the strands of his creative life together. Because whether it is through the mediums of acting, writing, directing or singing a song, Tim Robbins has always been, at heart, a story teller.
The composers Alexandre Desplat and Marvin Hamlisch will be the guests of honour at the 9th World Soundtrack Awards, the key event of the 36th Ghent Film Festival on Saturday 17 October in Music Centre De Bijloke in Ghent. The Brussels Philharmonic will be playing music from The Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Queen, The Painted Veil and Lust Caution among others. The American composer Marvin Hamlisch, who created unforgettable music for films such as The Way We Were and The Sting, will receive the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.
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