The PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE of Music

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The PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE of Music

Post by dulcinea » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:38 pm

You all know Edward Wood, jr, the deluded fool who defied the will of God by trying to be a great film director, and who succeeded only in creating some of the very worst movies ever made. Who is/are widely regarded as the Ed Wood/s of music? I consider several very popular composers to be vastly overrated, but I would not go as far as describing them as St Cecilia's answer to Ed Wood.
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Post by moldyoldie » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:50 pm

Who was that eccentric rich lady from the pre-stereo era who thought she could sing opera and was so terrible that she became a hit? Our local public radio station plays her by request every so often.

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Post by Werner » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:14 pm

Florence Foster Jenkins.
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Post by RebLem » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:23 pm

Jenkins considered herself a singer, an interpreter of the music of others. She was absolutely awful, of course, but Ed Wood was a creator--of sorts--so this is apples and oranges.

I nominate John Tesh.
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Post by david johnson » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:07 pm

plan 9 is in a class mostly by itself, thank God!
everyone should watch it at times, as well as the ed wood movie starring johnny depp.

perhaps some conductors are guilty of woodism, too.

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Post by Ralph » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:26 pm

I like Ed Wood's flicks. :).

Anyone see the biopic about him? Really good.
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Post by BWV 1080 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:40 pm

There is always that clown Dittersdorf

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Post by ichiro » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:03 am

Yeah that Dittersdorff's a real clown, never heard any of his music though.

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Post by moldyoldie » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:39 am

Werner wrote:Florence Foster Jenkins.
Thank you! :D It was driving me nuts trying to come up with the name. Attempts at Googling were like diving into a bottomless pit.

At times, I've felt the likes of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Philip Glass to border on EdWoodism...then I hear something that strikes a chord and reassess.

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Post by Ralph » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:02 am

ichiro wrote:Yeah that Dittersdorff's a real clown, never heard any of his music though.
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Post by dulcinea » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:31 pm

:x :x :x Someone who was definitely a musical Ed Wood was Leslie Bricusse--BRAY-CUSS. He could write tolerable lyrics--CANDY MAN has lyrics by him--, but he could not write a real tune to save his life. His DR DOLITTLE, GOODBYE, MR CHIPS, and SCROOGE are among the worst movie musicals ever.
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Post by david johnson » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:06 am

Ralph wrote:I like Ed Wood's flicks. :).

Anyone see the biopic about him? Really good.
my boys & i watch a bit of wood. we have; plan 9, glen or glenda, bride of the monster... the bio is with johnny depp.

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Post by moldyoldie » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:52 am

Director Tim Burton's biopic Ed Wood from 1994 is inspired, well-made, and definitely sympathetic to its subject. The cast was great; along with Johnny Depp as Wood, Martin Landau won an Oscar for his portrayal of a drug-dependent Bela Lugosi and Vincent D'Onofrio played a marvelous, shadow-draped Orson Welles. Ex-pro wrestler George "The Animal" Steele played monster-actor Tor Johnson. :D

An interesting low-budget companion film, if you can find it, is Strangers Kiss from 1983. It's transparently based on the making of Stanley Kubrick's early noir feature Killer's Kiss and has Peter Coyote and Victoria Tennant.

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