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Things to come (PG): The Classic Sci-Fi Movie, with live orchestra

Sunday March 26, 2023 at 19:00
Barbican Hall, London
£40 £30 £20; £10/£15 Wildcard tickets; £5 for under 18s
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  1. Soundtrack to the film 'Things to come' - Sir Arthur Bliss

Alexander Korda’s cinematic vision of the future, with Arthur Bliss’s classic score played live by the orchestra who originally recorded it – the London Symphony Orchestra.

Imagine a future of shining cities, global travel and endless leisure for art and science. But first, a half-century of horror – of terror, war and global pandemic. Incredibly, Alexander Korda’s film Things to Come saw it all in 1936: transforming H G Wells’s novel into a stunning Art Deco vision of a future that now seems startlingly real.

Things to Come has lost none of its prophetic power, and its dazzling designs and commanding central performances make it one of the enduring landmarks of 1930s cinema. The LSO recorded the original score back in 1936, and tonight, for this one off screening it plays Sir Arthur Bliss’s music live with the film. No crackles, no wonky sound, just the thrilling sweep of one of the greatest of all British film scores.

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