About the Production
Universally regarded by critics and audiences as one of the greatest films ever made, Hitchcock’s North By Northwest is a mad-dash story of espionage, deceit, murder, romance and adventure. Featuring some of the most famous and influential sequences in film history (including the infamous ‘Crop-dusting scene’), North By Northwest is also blessed with one of Bernard Herrmann’s finest scores. Herrmann, a frequent Hitchcock collaborator, produced a vividly colourful score of fandangos, love themes and adventure that has been referenced in countless films since.
Tommy Pearson produced the live version of the film, overseeing the digital removal of the score from the original soundtrack as well as the reconstruction of the music, realising a long-term dream to bring this extraordinary score and film to new audiences. The première was the first live film event to be held at the prestigious Coliseum in London, playing to capacity audiences.
North By Northwest Live is rights-owned by Warner Bros and licensed by U-Live/Big Screen Live.
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Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
London Coliseum, November 2017
Orchestra of English National Opera conducted by Michael Seal