Paul Moravec will be speaking at the New-York Historical Society’s film series, which features opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series explores how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.
The Letter (1940)
Catherine Wyler, composer Paul Moravec, and acclaimed producer Susan Lacy present William Wyler’s captivating melodrama that opens with a homicide and finds Bette Davis’ character with the smoking gun in her hand. Was it self-defense or cold-blooded murder? Directed by William Wyler. Starring Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. 95 min.
Paul Moravec is an award-winning composer and University Professor at Adelphi University. He composed the opera version of The Letter and is currently at work on The Shining for premiere by the Minnesota Opera in 2016.