Edge of Darkness. 1943. USA. Directed by Lewis Milestone

Franz Waxman: Music for the Cinema

December 16, 2006–January 17, 2007 The Museum of Modern Art

Composer Franz Waxman (1906–1967) began his musical career in Europe before escaping from the Nazis to become one of the most influential and honored artists in the age of classic Hollywood film scoring. This centenary retrospective features works from Germany and France (Scampolo, ein Kind der Strasse [1932], Liliom [1934]), as well as a selection of his landmark Hollywood genre scores, including The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Sunset Blvd. (1950). The exhibition includes the New York premiere of the short film Waxman Prelude.

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, Research and Collections, Department of Film.

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