CCU42 – Silent Film Music with Ben Model

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Mark and Aaron welcome Ben Model, silent film historian, accompanist, distributor, and enthusiast. He gave a presentation about “undercranking” on Criterion’s release of Chaplin’s The Kid. We discuss the idea of undercranking, scoring silent music, and the state of silent media today theatrically and in the home video market.

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Episode Links & Notes

Special Guest: Ben Model from Silent Film Music and Undercrank Productions. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

0:00 – Intro and Welcome Ben

1:15 – Ben’s Criterion Connection

4:00 – Discussion and explanation of undercranking

18:20 – Ben’s background

24:00 –Silent films on Criterion and other labels

27:20 – Silent Film Kickstarters

38:00 – Silent Film discussion

Episode Credits


Next time on the podcast: The Player

Posted on June 26, 2016, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the podcast! I really enjoyed it especially the shout-out towards the end by Mr. Model. I was definitely not expecting that. I love what you are doing and keep up the great work.

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