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 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Last night, Ms. Birri and I were enjoying cocktails. We were listening to Les Baxter's masterpiece of gothic horror, "House of Usher," while we played the DVD, on mute, for visuals.

First time I've ever done this. It was nice.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Nedmerrill   (Member)

Last night, Ms. Birri and I were enjoying cocktails. We were listening to Les Baxter's masterpiece of gothic horror, "House of Usher," while we played the DVD, on mute, for visuals.

First time I've ever done this. It was nice.


Nice?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Nice?

"Nice" as in "enjoyable," not the French city.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Nedmerrill   (Member)

Nice?

"Nice" as in "enjoyable," not the French city.


When you listen, do you converse or just stare into the abyss?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Nice?

"Nice" as in "enjoyable," not the French city.


When you listen, do you converse or just stare into the abyss?


We alternately talked, laughed, listened, and wondered whose idea it was to make Vincent Price a blonde.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Nedmerrill   (Member)

Nice?

"Nice" as in "enjoyable," not the French city.


When you listen, do you converse or just stare into the abyss?


We alternately talked, laughed, listened, and wondered whose idea it was to make Vincent Price a blonde.


Sounds nice. My wife and I just watch the news together and sigh.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Nice?

"Nice" as in "enjoyable," not the French city.


When you listen, do you converse or just stare into the abyss?


We alternately talked, laughed, listened, and wondered whose idea it was to make Vincent Price a blonde.


Sounds nice. My wife and I just watch the news together and sigh.


Does your wife share your love of film music?

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2020 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Nedmerrill   (Member)

Nice?

"Nice" as in "enjoyable," not the French city.


When you listen, do you converse or just stare into the abyss?


We alternately talked, laughed, listened, and wondered whose idea it was to make Vincent Price a blonde.


Sounds nice. My wife and I just watch the news together and sigh.


Does your wife share your love of film music?


Absolutely not! Although we did go to see Ennio Morricone together, and she does like 'The Ecstasy Of Gold'. However, it stops there. Come to think of it, sometimes she does recognize certain composers.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2020 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Last night, I listened to the "Vampyros Lesbos" comp with the film on mute.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2020 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

OnyaBirri

Kind of like watching the film with an isolated music score—you are watching the film on video with the dialogue and sound turned-off, however you are listening to the film’s music from a CD.

Only it sounds like you are not playing the music to the scene that is was used in the movie.
Right?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2020 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

OnyaBirri

Kind of like watching the film with an isolated music score—you are watching the film on video with the dialogue and sound turned-off, however you are listening to the film’s music from a CD.

Only it sounds like you are not playing the music to the scene that is was used in the movie.
Right?


Correct, with the isolated music, there are long passages of silence, correct? This way, the music continues. Sometimes it matches up, sometimes not.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2020 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   fmfan1   (Member)

Just tried this!

We put in the DVD of "The Land Before Time" and played a Prokofiev compilation CD. Perfect.



Zing!

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2020 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I haven't ever exactly done that, but there were one or two times I was watching a silent film with a poorly composed new score; so I muted the sound and put on a classical composition to accompany.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2020 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Boy, did you just steal my thought. smile Back in high school we were assigned a project in history class and the idea was to present something relevant to the 1920s or the like. I drove into a nearby city and got a beat up 16mm print of The General on loan from a library. Screened it over 2 days in class. After the first, everyone said it's too bad there was no music. No one was used to seeing a silent film without music. So I went to school library and found a cassette with old piano instrumentals and used it to "underscore" day 2. It worked okay! Everybody got a kick out of Buster Keaton. Teacher thought it was a ballsy thing to present for a class project.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2020 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I recently heard a director comment about something he does during post-production of his films:

"Once I get to the fine cut territory, I kill the sound and I watch the film visually without any sound. I watch it like I would over somebody's shoulder on a plane. 'Is this conveying the information to me?' When a film is working, you can watch it with no sound and visually it will work. Same as turning the picture off and just listening to the audio, like a radio play. 'Are things following in the right spot?' It comes down to milliseconds; it comes down to frames; and adjusting frames both visually and for timing. So, picture off, I'm figuring out timing, and then, picture on, sound off, I'm adjusting what needs to be and where, because you can actually feel it very easily that way."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2020 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Speaking of which, has anyone ever tried the famous experiment wherein Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON matches up with THE WIZARD OF OZ on mute? I haven't, but I'd like to try some day.

Of course, in an even more fun world, Elton John's GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD would have matched up instead.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2020 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Martin Williams   (Member)

Speaking of which, has anyone ever tried the famous experiment wherein Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON matches up with THE WIZARD OF OZ on mute? I haven't, but I'd like to try some day.

Yes, and it's worth it. Here it is.

 
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