Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4:00pm
Bernard Herrmann’s first assignment as a film composer was as big as they get—Citizen Kane—and he went on to write music for some of the great films to come, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, North By Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. He also provided the music for Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad, and Farenheit 451. He also wrote for directors Brian de Palma, and Martin Scorsese in addition to providing music for many of radio’s outstanding productions. Author and composer Raymond Benson takes us through Herrmann’s career and provides excerpts from the music that made Bernard Herrmann one of the most sought-after composers in Hollywood.
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4:00pm
UW-Madison alumna Jen Rudin, author of The Confessions of a Casting Director, will go into the do’s and don’ts of film auditions. Drawing on her experience with Pixar, Walt Disney, and other production companies, Rudin will go what it takes to pull off a successful audition into the difference between auditioning for animation versus on-camera roles, how to prepare for being in a casting director’s office, the basics of audition etiquette, the dynamics between casting directors, directors, and studio executives, and stories about some of the many actors she’s worked with.
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00pm
From 1939 to 1975 Francisco Franco was the dictator of Spain, a role that he acquired through military victories and retained through repression that included tens of thousands of executions. Franco remains controversial and a new biography of Francisco Franco based on previously unavailable sources gives us a fuller picture of the dictator, the general, and the family man.
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:00pm
This afternoon at four, University of the Air hosts John Stevens, who will demonstrate the versatility and power of the mighty tuba.