The next I watch the DVD, I'm considering leaving the score off. Is such an idea folly?
Finally, what is your opinion of adding onto a film something that, in the chronological order of events, is extremely divorced from the film itself, esp. with a silent film? (Of course, that shouldn't matter at all vis-a-vis enjoying the film, and also the live musical accompaniment of early silents.)
― Leee Smith (Leee), Thursday, 8 January 2004 20:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Friday, 9 January 2004 00:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
the film had an original score upon its 1929 release which is supposed to be quite good, but i've never heard it and it's rarely revived. in his later years dreyer said he'd prefer that people see the film without any soundtrack at all (perhaps this was a reaction to the sonarized lo duca version that was then in common circulation?). given the choice between visions of muck and silence i much prefer silence. but i'd really like an opportunity to hear the 1928/29 score. criterion fudged this one by not including it.
― amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 09:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 09:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
certainly don't do any justice to the film being accompanied
or the music, to be fair... At any rate, whatever piece of shit is on my Man with a Movie Camera DVD is to be muted.
― Eric H. (Eric H.), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 10:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 11:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
Saw a version of this tonight in a freezing church with an "early music" choir. I'm fairly certain I haven't seen it before (and hadn't realised it is considered a "classic") but bits of it seemed familiar. Is there another context I might have seen parts? (I wonder if images have been used on a record sleeve or similar??)
― djh, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink