I expected that to be fun. I wasn't expecting it to be beautiful. My god, composition after composition, and those lush colours.
With live score by Jeff Mills.
I'm torn on the opening half, with the corporate espionage thriller stuff going on. It's certainly an hour or so too much of people who aren't in or on the way to the moon. But on it's own merits, I quite enjoyed it.
The space-stuff is lovely. Bet Armstrong wished he had one of those comfy sweaters. All the characters are clearly established by now (crazy scientist lusting for gold, evil master of disguise…
Hooptober 5.0: Episode 4
How good is electronic music as soundtrack for silent film? So good. Especially here, ranging from unobtrusive continuity to pumping tension and back down to dreamlike ambient.
I was surprised by the subtitles as I had assumed it was a silent film. At any rate, it was played as if it were tonight. (Should happen more often. Dialogue is over-rated.)
Also surprised that the protagonist was played by HP Lovecraft.…