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There are few musical figures more familiar to film fans than the famous five note Close Encounters motif. It has the simplicity of genius, yet it immediately places us within a world of new possibilities where something so astounding can happen. John Williams is the master of such epic and magical film music.

In our next installment of Film Score Focus, our host Brian Satterwhite will break down the score for you and explain why it works, and why it works so well. Through musical examples, he'll spell out the complex language of a film score and why it is such an essential component of a film's effectiveness. For us laymen who love film music but don't know much about it, it's a look under the hood at the inner workings of an essential dimension of moviemaking.

After Brian's presentation, we turn down the lights, turn up the volume and enjoy an archival 35mm print of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. Now there's a night at the movies! It all happens Monday February 7 at the Ritz. See more info and buy tickets here.

In the meantime, check out Brian's radio show, also called Film Score Focus, airing on 89.5 KMFA on Friday at 8pm and repeating on Sunday night at 7. The theme this week is, not surprisingly, Movies about alien contact.

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