Right. Among serious filmmaking circles, colourisation is laughed at in much the same way Pat Robertson is laughed at in serious theological circles.
Some films (thousand made, not just a few that you seem to think that were only produced) would be ideal for colorization. (Where did you learn to spell, fellow?) I'm actually more interested in adding full sound to many of the silent movies. Take an old obscure cowboy movie.
Pat Robertson laughed at at serious circles? You must mean the old wreck you follow who thinks everyone is suspected of being a homo who hung around with Jesus. What his name again: Speck? Spock? Spooky? Spackle? If you follow that ignoramous your life must be a wreck or on its way.
25 March 2009, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Phil Knox: Where did you learn to spell, fellow?
Oh, I always use the Queen's good English, never American!
26 March 2009, 04:18 PM
This is what Doug will see from outside his new corner office.
John King Tarpinian You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
26 March 2009, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by jkt: This is what Doug will see from outside his new corner office.
Ah, the well-known phallic symbol of the USA.
Maybe I'll see it if they put me at Anacostia - I still don't know if I'll be placed there, Fort Meade, or Bethesda!
But I trust that the right decision will be made. I'm not worried about it.
26 March 2009, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by dandelion: Choice of sound makes all the difference. There have been restored Charlie Chaplin films with the original score, and others where just any unrelated music is thrown in. The unrestored ones are distracting.
This is also covered extensively in "The Silent Clowns".
27 March 2009, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Doug Spaulding: I've been to Florida... Then it's back down to Florida for the weekend to stay with my family on a beach condo near Destin Florida...
Just back from Florida myself, having presented a paper (on Bradbury's use of Time) at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
The UK is decidely chilly after Orlando in the Spring.
Originally posted by Nard Kordell: I wonder why not more is being done to add modern day sound and sound effects and voices to some of the ""silents"" out there.
Because that would be akin to colourisation - a travesty!
Hmm. Not quite. Silent movies were rarely totally silent; they usually had a live musical accompaniment, either from an orchestra or a pianist. Sometimes from a specially composed score, sometimes from a (semi-) improvised performance. I therefore see nothing wrong in principle with having a new score (including sound effects) attached to a previously "silent" movie.
IN PRINCIPLE. It would depend on the quality of the audio track. Did you ever see the "modern" version of Metropolis, with the Giorgio Moroder soundtrack? Yeuchhhh!