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Quincy Jones on TCM

June 17, 2014
Music legend to co-host June 30 lineup.
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TCM to Spend Evening with Music Legend Quincy Jones on June 30

Composer to Join TCM Host Robert Osborne for Five-Film Salute, Including The Pawnbroker (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Slender Thread (1965) and More

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones is coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) this month as part of an all-night tribute to the entertainment legend. Jones will join TCM host Robert Osborne on Monday, June 30, for a night of films featuring scores composed by Jones. The evening is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. (ET) with Jones' debut film as a composer, The Pawnbroker (1965), starring Rod Steiger. Also included in the lineup are The Slender Thread (1965), starring Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft; In the Heat of the Night (1967), the Best Picture Oscar® winner starring Steiger and Poitier; The Italian Job (1969), starring Michael Caine; and $ (Dollars) (1971), starring Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn.

Celebrating more than 60 years in the entertainment industry, Quincy Jones is an impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word. He has forged an extraordinary, multi-faceted career as a composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian. A master inventor of musical hybrids, Jones has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium. In the early '60s, Jones turned his attention to the world of film scores, an area that had essentially been closed to African-Americans. He made his debut with Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker, the first of nearly 40 motion pictures he has scored. His credits also include scores for In Cold Blood (1967) and In the Heat of the Night (1967). In 1985, he co-produced Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, which garnered 11 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, introduced Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey to film audiences and marked Quincy’s debut as a film producer.  Jones has garnered seven Academy Award® nominations and is the recipient of the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.  Jones recently produced the documentary Keep On Keepin’ On, about famed trumpeter Clark Terry and his blind pianist protégé Justin Kauflin. 

In addition to his evening on TCM, Jones recently appeared at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival to introduce screenings of The Pawnbroker and The Italian Job.


Music by Quincy Jones – Monday, June 30, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)

The Pawnbroker8 p.m. (ET) – The Pawnbroker (1965) – A Harlem pawnbroker tries to cope with his changing neighborhood while haunted by memories of the concentration camps. Starring Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Brock Peters. Directed by Sidney Lumet.

10 p.m. (ET) – In the Heat of the Night (1967) – A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation. Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates. Directed by Norman Jewison.

Midnight (ET) – The Slender Thread (1965) – A crisis-line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide. Starring Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft and Telly Savalas. Directed by Sydney Pollack.

2 a.m. (ET) – $ (Dollars) (1971) – A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob a bank with high-tech security. Starring Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Gert Frobe. Directed by Richard Brooks.

4:15 a.m. (ET) – The Italian Job (1969) – A stylish robber plans to steal a gold shipment. Starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward and Benny Hill. Directed by Peter Collinson.


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