Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Silence was ~Golden~

Boy have I done it!
(you might want to scroll down and click the youtube link first to let the music play while you read!)

Yesterday I have NOTHING to write about and today as I was going along WHAM it hit me....

While at school yesterday I was talking with a few friends. One who is quite a story teller was regaling us with a story of how he was climbing out of a window down a sheet rope and fell about 10 feet, his girlfriend promptly landed beside him with grace (and on her feet.) Now readers, you must understand for every 1 thing I do there are 12 more things i'm thinking, and for some reason as my friend told his story I pictured it like an old 1920's silent movie! While My friend was very colorfully telling us what he had said once he fell, I got this funny little image of him in black and white saying every curse in the book, with huge motions and then the "Word Card" for the dialog only saying 'Oh My!'

Well I busted out laughing, and explained to my friends what I had just thought of... well one thing led to another and this mental picture started to form into an idea! After talking over various other things we parted ways... well today WHAM it hit me! Why not actually make a short Silent film?! Last summer i had the good fortune to see a professional organist play accompaniment with Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" and "Easy Street" and though I had seen silent movies before I loved in these to films the wide variety of physical comedy, expressions and the ability to tell a story without words! Now By NO means are my friends and I taking a bite out of a project that huge... It will provably only be a few minuets long, and we've choosen "The Maple Leaf Rag" as our soundtrack!

So during Spring Break sometime between the building of the 8 ft cowboy and the "Great Photo Shoot", we will  be stepping out of our 1940's 50's Norm to be filming a short silent movie! With several classic high jinx's!

I can wait to start making props for this!
Dont forget to Enter the "Fabulos 50's" Post Give away if you havent already it closes tomorrow!!!


Richard said...

Fantastic! I look forward to seeing the end result!

That's Fumitaka Anzai playing the piano, isn't it? How cool! :)

Maggi said...

Wow, what a completely awesome idea!!! Can't wait see how it turns out!

Vintage Christine said...

Well of course you can still do something 40's or 50's as a silent movie. I can only IMAGINE what the cards are going to say. What a great idea!