From time to time, I’ll rescue some of the videos from my deceased blog. Here’s one.
Here are the opening credits and first scene from “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), music by Bernard Herrmann. Dig the theremins, notice the tuba. After that, the videologist has removed the dialogue from the first scene to reveal the composer’s snazzy/sinister underpinning. The vibraphone is a particularly nice touch.
Very interesting music, especially the piano part. Reminded me of this contemporary piece for some reason: Rakowski Etude #14 ‘Martler’
Any idea if the dialogue was removed back when the film was made or if this is a recent edit? I would like to be able to do something like that only in reverse – remove a soundtrack that obscures narration/dialogue.
RN, I believe the person who downloaded the video to YouTube removed the dialogue.