Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from July 25, 2017 Options

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options July 25, 2017: BEN MODEL
Silent film pianist and organist Ben Model joins Devon to discuss the three new Marion Davies Blu-Ray/DVDs his Undercrank Productions rare and lost silent film DVD label released today for "When Knighthood Was In Flower," "Beauty Worth" and "The Bride's Play." Ben has accompanied several hundred silent films internationally over the past 35+ years, carrying on the tradition learned from silent film organist Lee Erwin (1919-2000) and is a resident accompanist at MOMA and Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater (the latter of which will present his next performance on Sat. July 29th) and the co-founder and producer of The Silent Clowns Film Series now in its 20th season. He's also the archivist of the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams collection recently curating two Ernie Kovacs television show DVD box sets for Shout! Factory and instrumental in the 2015 Library of Congress acquisition of the Kovacs film and videotape preservation.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Lee Erwin  Thief of Bagdad   Options Sound of Silents  Angel Records  1974   
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Lee Erwin  The Birth of a Nation   Options Music for D.W. Griffith Film Classics  Angel Records  1976   
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Music behind DJ:
Ben Model 
Interview   Options       silentfilmmusic.com 
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0:09:25 ()
Ben Model  When Knighthood - Excerpt 1   Options When Knighthood Was In Flower  Undercrank Productions     
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0:37:17 ()
Ben Model  When Knighthood - Excerpt 2   Options When Knighthood Was In Flower  Undercrank Productions     
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0:41:28 ()
Ben Model  When Knighthood - Excerpt 3   Options When Knighthood Was In Flower  Undercrank Productions     
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0:43:35 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ben Model 
        silentfilmmusic.com 
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0:44:30 ()
Ben Model  Toll of the Sea (excerpt)   Options Silent Clowns Film Series  Undercrank Productions     
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1:00:17 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 7/25/17 7:08pm geezerette:

This is exciting!
Avatar Tue. 7/25/17 7:09pm geezerette:

Ladies,kindly remove your hats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/25/17 7:13pm Michael 98145:

Hey, gz'ette.

Speaking of Kovacs, i've always loved this : www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 7/25/17 7:14pm geezerette:

Hi, Michael.
Avatar    Tue. 7/25/17 7:33pm peter_aitch:

great interview
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/25/17 7:38pm JakeGould:

Ben Model is great! Happy to hear him here in the show.
Avatar Tue. 7/25/17 7:47pm geezerette:

Love silent movies. This is wonderful.
     Tue. 7/25/17 7:53pm Listener Robert:

Did Mr. Model ever perform at the American Museum of the Moving Image?
  Tue. 7/25/17 7:59pm andrewb:

terrific interview ,thanks fellas. Ill watch for Ben's appearances . My daughter's a budding film maker and it would be great to show her how this used to work
Avatar    Tue. 7/25/17 8:00pm slugluv1313:

fascinating! i always learn so much :)
wonderful music and interview; thank you Devon & Mr. Ben Model!
Avatar Tue. 7/25/17 8:00pm geezerette:

Thanks Devon, enjoyed very much.
Avatar Tue. 7/25/17 11:28pm Devon E. Levins:

Thanks All!
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