Saturday, November 15, 2008
Okay. First go here and listen to this five-minute report on WFCR radio
While I certainly embrace the idea of employing musicians and enabling audiences to connect with an artist's work through a live performance, I really do object to taking a film with an established score and junking it.
It's clear they selected the Superman shorts because they are in the public domain and because their reputation can still draw an audience, but I think it is pretentious to assume that you can create something better than what the original creators of a film did.
Writing new scores for silent pictures is a great idea as many films never had a score written for them and I hope this group would consider doing something like that in the future.
Am I being too zealous a keeper of the Fleischer flame here? Perhaps some might think, but frankly I don't care.