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FRI, JUNE 14TH 2024
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SYNTH HISTORY X VIDIOTS: ICONIC SCORES
THIEF (1981)
7:00 PM LOS ANGELES, | TICKETS

Directed and written by Michael Mann with a score composed and performed by legendary synth pioneers, Tangerine Dream, you don't want to miss this neo-noir-heist-action-thriller!

 

This time around we have a special introductory screening from one of our favorite bands, Boy Harsher, who were actually featured on the cover of Synth History's very fist 'zine!

Thief was Mann's feature film debut and was inspired by the book The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar, a memoir by former cat burglar Frank Hohimer. It stars James Caan, a professional safecracker trying to escape his life of crime, and Tuesday Weld as his wife. The supporting cast includes Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Dennis Farina, and Willie Nelson.

Mann originally intended to score the music with Chicago blues music. However, he stated in an interview with Indiewire that: "I felt that to be so regionally specific in the music choice would make Frank's experience specific only to Frank. So I wanted the kind of transparency, if you like, the formality of electronic music, and hence Tangerine Dream." He would work with Tangerine Dream again on his next feature, the1983 fantasy horror The Keep.

The Iconic Scores series highlights legendary film scores that helped propel the synthesizer.

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