Tron

Tron

Selected by the Music Branch. Free for Academy Museum Members.

Selected by the Music Branch.
Free for Academy Museum Members.

Though it did not break box office records when it was released in 1982, Tron went on to gain a massive cult following and spawn a film franchise. The story of a computer programmer who gets transported into a video game was scored by the legendary composer Wendy Carlos. A key figure in the electronic music world, Carlos made detailed suggestions during the development of the Moog synthesizer, broke ceilings with her platinum album Switched-On Bach, and worked with Stanley Kubrick in scoring his films A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980).

DIRECTOR: Steven Lisberger. WRITTEN BY: Steven Lisberger. STORY BY: Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird. CAST: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Barnard Hughes. 1982. 96 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

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