THIS week, British film composer George Fenton -- he wrote the scores to Gandhi, Groundhog Day, The History Boys, lots of Ken Loach films, and dozens more -- comes to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct Frozen Planet, a documentary that's shown on the BBC to much acclaim.
I corresponded with him for my Influences column and he came up with some expected choices -- playwright Alan Bennett, who he's worked with several times -- as well as some I didn't predict, like Rothko. The whole story is here.
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