Event | Film and Video Screenings Double-Feature: "Captain Blood" and "The Goonies"

Date and Location

  • When: Saturday, February 23, 2019

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

  • Where: James Madison Building - Pickford Theater (LM302)

    101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

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The Film Music of Erich Korngold
Erich Wolfgang Korngold was a highly respected composer whose film scores influenced generations to follow. While his music for The Adventures of Robin Hood is perhaps his most well-known score, the Library holds prints and scores from many of his films that do not get screened as frequently, and this film series will offer the public an unusual opportunity to see them on film, as they were originally presented. The series draws on two collections: the Erich Korngold collection in the Music Division, which contains holograph manuscript materials related to each of these films, and the 35mm film print collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, which has excellent prints of each of the selected films. 

CAPTIAN BLOOD | 119 mins.
Michael Curtiz, Director

THE GOONIES | 114 mins.
Richard Donner, Director

Fans of pirate films know of the connections between these two films, released half a century apart, so it is only natural to present them as a double bill. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland are featured in Captain Blood, the film that made them household names, in a story that helped to solidify the swashbuckling genre. The now-classic adventure The Goonies, while not scored by Korngold, benefited from the imaginative music of Dave Grusin. Image courtesy of IMDb.
Captain Blood is Not Rated and The Goonies is Rated PG

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