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« on: Dec 28, 2009, 10:05 »

Just saw a report, probably old, that Shadow Stevens approached Jeff Lynne about recording music for the silent film "Thief of Baghdad". A package was put together for Sony music, but the Sony Execs "didn't get it" An old movie with new music was something they didn't understand.

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 01, 2010, 06:49 »

Guess they felt it would cheapen the silent film in some way.

A similar thing was done for Metrolopis back in The Early 80's.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2010, 03:08 »

It would not cheapen the film.

I guess you would have had to alive when they showed silent films.
They had live music scored to help the silent films with the drama and mood of the
scenes

You can listen to the original Star Wars Soundtrack and know what was happening
in the film. Same was true for Silent films. People remembered the music and that
reminded them of the film.

Wikipedia entry on silent films

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_film#Live_music_and_sound

It's a good a idea and Jeff's a good pick considering his background and ability to set
tone and mood in his songs
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2010, 04:42 »

They were the ones who didn't get it. That's why I said it.

Jeff could've done something with it in any event.



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