Throughout 2016, audience members voted for their favorite Western. This year’s selection is High Noon, which will be introduced in December with a conversation between Josh Garrett-Davis, Assistant Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, and Jon Burlingame, a leading writer on film music.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann | Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, and Thomas Mitchell
There is nothing like the unstoppable progress of the clock or an oncoming train to build up tension in any thriller. But film music helps build that tension, and High Noon won Academy Awards for both Dimitri Tiomkin’s score and Tex Ritter’s original song. Gary Cooper stars as retired marshal Will Kane, who must make the anguishing decision of whether to fight or flee in a classic allegory for the blacklist that was tearing Hollywood apart during the Cold War.
Includes museum admission.