• The Three Little Bops

    1957. USA. Friz Freleng. 8 min.

  • The Man with the Golden Arm

    1955. USA. Otto Preminger. 119 min.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 2:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Three Little Bops

    1957. USA. Directed by Friz Freleng. Music by Shorty Rogers. A classic Looney Tunes cartoon. 8 min.

  • The Man with the Golden Arm

    1955. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Walter Newman, Norman Meltzer, based on Nelson Algren's novel. Music by Elmer Bernstein. With Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker. Bernstein, who was an arranger for Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band during World War II, got his first big break, and the first of his many Oscar nominations, scoring the music for this taboo-shattering film about a would-be drummer desperately hooked on heroin. "[Frankie] was a tormented man, a narcotics addict," Bernstein would later observe, "and there are sounds in jazz—blues, wails, trumpet screeches—that are perfect for expressing anguish." Sinatra, dubbed throughout the film by the great drummer Shelly Manne, was never better than during his doped-up, make-or-break audition for Shorty Rogers's band. Restored by the Academy Film Archive with funding from the Film Foundation. 119 min.

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