Newbury Spring Festival

Supported by: Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust


Corn Exchange

Film: Scott of the Antarctic (U)


Wednesday 15th May

Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
7.30pm (ends approx 9.35pm)


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Charles Frend director
Walter Meade writer
Ivor Montagu writer
Mary Hayley Bell writer
John Mills as Capt. R.F. Scott


One of Ealing Studios’ most lavish productions, Scott of the Antarctic is the epitome of the well-made British film, a meticulous recreation of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed 1910-12 expedition to the South Pole, with John Mills as the stiff-upper-lipped hero, and a memorably bleak, desolate score by Ralph Vaughan Williams.


The score generally recognised as one of British film music’s finest achievements, was reworked in 1952 as Sinfonia Antartica, the composer’s seventh symphony.


Hugh Cobbe, Chairman of the RVW Trust will give a short introduction and background to the Vaughan Williams score before the screening.




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