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pixie punk
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  05:07:27  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Fissile
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  11:58:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There have been dozens of music scores composed for, or otherwise tacked on to, Murnau's Nosferatu. I've listened to most, from the piece that was originally written to accompany the film, to the latest score included with the soon to be released Kino remastered version. Some of the traditional orchestral versions are quite good. Some versions of Nosferatu have stock 50s-60s era horror music tacked on that works in a campy sort of way. Most of the music written for Nosferatu is downright dopey...including the Type O Negative soundtrack. My favorite to date is a modern electronic piece written and performed by a duo who call themselves, "The Silent Orchestra". I have not heard this new Paz composed piece yet, so I'll hold off judgement.

BTW, Thompson wrote a music score for a silent movie as well, Der Golem, which is kind of a Jewish Frankenstein story.

Edited by - Fissile on 10/23/2016 07:40:01
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Arm Arm Arm
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Posted - 10/22/2016 :  14:05:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to go off-topic here but has anyone ever watched Metropolis? I saw it years ago, not a complete version I don't think but boy, it was long. A live band accompanied the film. While there were parts I enjoyed, but was tired by the end of it. I'm sure the cramped, art-house theatre seats didn't help any. I have to be in the right mood to appreciate a classic. Aside from some of the visuals, I didn't care much for Nosferatu but then, I think most would say the visuals are the point and focus.

Interesting how both Paz and Frank (and Joey!) have done scores.

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Fissile
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Posted - 10/23/2016 :  07:47:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Arm Arm Arm

I'm going to go off-topic here but has anyone ever watched Metropolis? I saw it years ago, not a complete version I don't think but boy, it was long. A live band accompanied the film. While there were parts I enjoyed, but was tired by the end of it. I'm sure the cramped, art-house theatre seats didn't help any. I have to be in the right mood to appreciate a classic. Aside from some of the visuals, I didn't care much for Nosferatu but then, I think most would say the visuals are the point and focus.

Interesting how both Paz and Frank (and Joey!) have done scores.

cheers



Yes, I've seen Metropolis....I've seen quite a few silent movies.

Most versions of Nosferatu are poor quality....scratchy, shown at the wrong frame rate, badly re-edited, inter-title cards not properly translated, abysmal music scores, etc. Nosferatu is actually quite a good movie. Many of the innovative film techniques first used in Nosferatu are still being copied by film makers today.

Yes, it helps if you can see a silent movie in a proper venue. Fortunately for me, this place is relatively close to where I live.
http://filmforum.org/

ETA: Herzog's 1979 remake of Nosferatu isn't that great, but worth a look. The opening of the movie is quite creepy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeYpGsEdEZU

The 1922 version of Nosferatu was based on the Dracula story, but Murnau made significant changes to the story in an attempt to avoid copyright infringement....it didn't work. Bram Stoker's widow sued Prana Films, and the courts ruled in Mrs. Stoker's favor. The court ordered all the copies of Nosferatu destroyed. Fortunately, a few copies were hidden away. For years it was impossible to see the original in a theater, or TV. Nosferatu rose from the dead only after the Dracula story passed into the public domain.

Of all the film versions of Dracula, the 1977 BBC version is the most faithful to Bram Stoker's novel. It's my favorite 'talking' version. Great acting, and worth a look, just don't expect gee-whiz special effects.

My favorite scene from the 1977 BBC production of Count Dracula....Jonathan Harker discovers the Count's secret.
https://youtu.be/bhmfGDPCTjI?t=41m26s



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pixie punk
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  05:02:05  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
https://blog.archive.org/2016/10/23/showcase-the-gif-collider-at-berkeley-art-museum/ More original Paz music at the Berkeley Art Museum this week.

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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  13:22:32  Show Profile  Visit DruggedBunnyToo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:

Herzog's 1979 remake of Nosferatu isn't that great, but worth a look. The opening of the movie is quite creepy.


Gah, I LOVE the Herzog remake/s! The German version's the best, wasn't keen on the English one.

This is the part where I admit I've never managed to watch Eraserhead in one sitting, as much as I liked it. One day, though...


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pixie punk
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Posted - 11/01/2016 :  02:03:58  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by pixie punk

https://blog.archive.org/2016/10/23/showcase-the-gif-collider-at-berkeley-art-museum/ More original Paz music at the Berkeley Art Museum this week.

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