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Music Album: Musical Gems, The

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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0089
Run Time
0h 8m 20s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1951
Abstract
A Castle Films Music Album. Two classic instrumental songs are depicted in different ways. An orchestra performance of Beethoven’s First Symphony is filmed, capturing the movements of the conductor and musicians. The more sedate Chopin’s Waltz is played off-screen with a focus on ballet dancers.
Log
00:06 - Titles as music begins: Castle Films Presents The Music Album- Beethoven First Symphony (1st movement) and Chopin Waltz Dance. 00:17 - PAN across orchestra assembled on stage from two different cameras- one FA and one SA (which films from a slightly HA at times). Captures orchestra in MLS and LS, occasionally fitting the entire assembly in frame. 04:36 - HA MS of orchestra. PAN to conductor with a sustained focus on his movements. PAN away over the strings. 05:29 - Back to MLS, FA as music comes to a close. Fade out. 06:18 - Title: Chopin Waltz as solitary piano begins playing. 06:21 - VS male and female ballet dancers on stage decorated simply with. MLS, HA as well as MLS, FA with edge of the stage in view. 08:09-08:11 - Title: The End, Castle Films, United World Films Inc.
Distributors
Castle Films, inc.
Main Credits
Castle Films, inc. (is contributor)
Genre
Musical
Related Place
United States (production location of)