Y’know, It just doesn’t really feel right for rock music to be the scores for silent films, I like symphonic scores better. Just wondering, why are rock music sometimes the scores?
Simply a modern interpretation. I think there’s a heavy metal sounding score for Nosferatu out there. The majority of Morders Metropolis is a synthesizer score. Some scenes have only sound effects. Very few of the songs would be considered hard rock and roll. There’s even a love ballad. Even those who took issue with the modern score appreciated Moroder’s efforts at restoring scenes that were considered forever lost back in the '80’s.
I read somewhere David Bowie was also pursuing Metropolis at one point. I wonder if he ever wrote any music for it?
Turner Classic Movies has had an annual competition for several years to find new talent to score silent films in their library.
Where were you in '77?