Continuing with the black and white musical theme, I spent a couple months of this portion of the pandemic adding electronic music to a trimmed down 1936 Russian space opera movie. If you like stop animation and CCCP rockets and ambient techno beats, this is for you.
In the year 1946, the Soviet space program is undergoing turmoil. Professor Sedikh, who is planning to lead the first manned exploration to the Moon, is denounced by his rival Professor Karin as being too old and too mentally unstable for the mission.
This journey clocks in around 12 minutes 33 seconds and sure, listening to the audio-only version is grand, it’s not as grand as the video-and-audio coupling. The music more closely follows the movie scenes whereas with my previous black and white work I wrote the music first and adapted the footage to the melodies.
Note: the film appears to have various name, hence the various link titles.
- Cosmic Journey (1936) - YouTube
- Cosmic Journey (1936) - IMDb
- Cosmic Voyage - Wikipedia
- Space Flight (1935 film) intertitles
I’ve also been growing my beard so I can build and fly my own space rocket #128.
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