Part of TH1 Thursday 1
About This Performance
When most scores were influenced by 19th-century composers, Leonard Rosenman revolutionized film music, taking it into the 20th-century with a potent mix of serialism, jazz, and the rhythms of Bartók and Stravinsky.
The way he came to score Rebel is quite a story in itself. Rosenman was roommates with movie star James Dean (and even gave him piano lessons); Dean introduced him to Elia Kazan — who directed Dean in East of Eden, Rosenman’s first film — which led Rosenman to meet Nicholas Ray, director of the controversial but acclaimed Rebel Without a Cause.
Film courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Co.
Produced in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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