45 Years of The Omen: A Tribute to Richard Donner
Directed by Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon) who passed away earlier this year. Donner shot this at a pace that creates moods of fear punctuated by sly and devilish humour.
Stunningly photographed by Gilbert Taylor (Dr. Strangelove, Star Wars, A Hard Day’s Night) with lots of deep focus and use of reflection and shadows, it’s a master class in the genre. The climactic scene alone is perhaps the most chilling final 20 minutes ever put on film, and Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar® winning music is the icing on the cake.
American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien's first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine's unborn child. Thus begins a terrifying and thrilling journey of discovery.
Featuring a 10 minute concert film of Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar® winning music score to introduce the movie. Diago Navarro conducting the Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir (courtesy of Robert Townson Productions). A post screening discussion with archive documentary clips including cast and crew will be hosted by Tim Burden, Jim McClean, Gavin Logan and Danny Brown.
Produced by Banterflix & Braid Film Theatre with Fright Club NI.
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