Music in movies
- Subject: Music in movies
- From: Samuel Gravina <sgravina@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:46:01 -0500
M. N. wrote:
> ... At any rate, I'm just wondering how
> historically accurate it is to feature second-position harmonica in a film
> about the 1860s. I thought cross-harp playing only came about after the turn
> of the century. Mouth harp historians?
"Gangs of New York" is not history. Even if it was music is usually not
used to reenact a musical performance but to set an emotional mode.
You remind me of the seen from "Blazing Saddles" a 1970's Mel Brooks comedy
about a Black Sheriff in an all white town in the Old West. In one scene
the hero is riding across the desert with a full orchestra accompanying him.
As he is riding the camera pans out and you see the orchestra right there in
the desert. Not historically accurate.
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