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SCL Screening THE LAST SAMURAI with Hans Zimmer

Event: SCL Screening THE LAST SAMURAI with Hans Zimmer
Date: November 25, 2003
Time: 7:30 pm

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS Presents A SPECIAL MEMBER EVENT with HANS ZIMMER Featuring a screening of THE LAST SAMURAI

The SCL invites each member and guest to attend an exciting evening on Tuesday, November 25th, 2003, beginning with a full-length screening of THE LAST SAMURAI, made available by Warner Bros. Pictures. Following the screening, HANS ZIMMER will discuss the music for the film, including a Q&A segment, moderated by SCL Past President/Composer Ray Colcord.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2003 at 7:30 pm

FREE to SCL members plus one guest (Member must accompany guest.) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: (310) 281-2812 ext. 2

PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER 8687 Melrose Avenue * West Hollywood 90069 Enter from San Vicente Blvd. Complimentary parking is provided by Warner Bros.

HANS ZIMMER has composed the music for over 70 feature films. He received his seventh Oscar nomination for Gladiator. His other nominations include his music for As Good As It Gets, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, The Prince of Egypt, and The Preacher’s Wife. He has also won three Grammy Awards for his scores for Crimson Tide and The Lion King for which he received two Grammy’s, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Tony Award.

In THE LAST SAMURAI, Captain Nathan Algren (TOM CRUISE) is a man adrift. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto (KEN WATANABE), the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hire Algren to train Japan’s first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor’s advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him

THE LAST SAMURAI is 2 hours and 20 minutes, and rated R for “strong violence and battle sequences.”

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