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The Lion, the Witch and the Film Composer

Posted in News on December 21, 2005
BMI film composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, Kingdom of Heaven, Domino) was the guest of honor at a screening of the blockbuster Disney film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, co-hosted by BMI and the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL).

Shown at screening are SCL Executive Director Laura Dunn, BMI composer Harry Gregson-Williams, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross and film music journalist Jon Burlingame. Photo by Michael Hall

His incredible 120-minute score, which recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score, brings to life this wonderful adaptation of C.S. Lewis' tale of enchantment, epic battles and talking animals. During its opening weekend, Narnia grabbed the top spot at the box office raking in more than $67 million.

Following the screening, Gregson-Williams participated in a Q&A session moderated by noted film music journalist Jon Burlingame, where he discussed working with director Andrew Adamson for the first time.