U-Live and ENO present the premiere presentation of
NORTH BY NORTHWEST LIVE
HITCHCOCK’S CLASSIC FILM WITH BERNARD HERRMANN’S SCORE PLAYED LIVE
BY THE ENO ORCHESTRA
STAR OF THE FILM EVA MARIE SAINT INTRODUCES EACH PERFORMANCE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE ONSCREEN INTRODUCTION
London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane – Sunday 27th November – 3.00pm and 7.30pm
ENO Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal
‘North By Northwest Live’ is Alfred Hitchcock’s classic action-thriller screened in full and accompanied by a live orchestra playing Bernard Herrmann’s brilliant original score.
North By Northwest stars Eva Marie Saint and Cary Grant as advertising executive Roger Thornhill who’s mistaken for a government agent and chased across the US by foreign spies. Now regarded among the essential Hitchcock films, it’s regularly listed as one of the greatest movies of all time.
Herrmann’s score, one of his finest, will be played by the ENO Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, from the pit of the Coliseum with the film projected on a giant screen above them: a unique and thrilling way to experience an iconic film in a spectacular venue.
Time Out, reviewing the film nearly a half-century after its initial release, commented:
“Fifty years on, you could say that Hitchcock’s sleek, wry, paranoid thriller caught the zeitgeist perfectly: Cold War shadiness, secret agents of power, urbane modernism, the ant-like bustle of city life, and a hint of dread behind the sharp suits of affluence. Cary Grant’s Roger Thornhill, the film’s sharply dressed ad exec certainly wouldn’t be out of place in Mad Men. But there’s nothing dated about this perfect storm of talent, from Hitchcock and Grant, co-stars James Mason and Eva Marie Saint, composer Bernard Herrmann and even designer Saul Bass, whose opening-credits sequence still manages to send a shiver down the spine.”
Hitchcock’s collaborations with Bernard Herrmann stand as some of the greatest achievements in cinema and have created countless memorable moments, including Vertigo, Psycho, Marnie and The Man Who Knew Too Much – films that are unimaginable without their music.
The film’s also been hailed as one of the most stylish of all time, with GQ magazine describing the grey suit worn by Cary Grant throughout almost the whole film as the best suit in film history and the most influential on men’s style.
For more details please contact Cecile Beauvillard Burman, Albion Media, , 020-30774940.