Sensing that the academy members were going to shoo-in that silent movie with even "best sound," I made no oscar plans and instead had an amazing (long) day with Neil Fried and the folks at Last Exit Recording Studio near Emory with a parade of fabulous musical artists coming and going all day laying tracks for our love theme "NOT TOO LATE FOR LOVE." Fantastic day. Need to add some vocal touches then let Neil mix n' master. A dozen or so more "pretties" were added to the PRETTY LIKE US PAGE.
so we're going for a slight late 60's/early 70s feel for this project. we're recording an original love song this sunday at railroad earth very much in the vein of the sandpipers, with neil fried producing and adam cole supervising his composition. of course, no one gets cash since everything is geared toward a future project. the beauty of trade and screen credit. but of course some musicians are having, for example, emergency surgery, and a vocalist has lost her voice. the beauty of symbiotic art. we'll see what happens...
WHY PRETTY? while shopping a beautiful period fantasy project which was deemed too "artsy" and "esoteric," I was repeatedly asked if I had something "genre." so many times in fact, it was near unbelievable. so finally in a huff i marched down to a coffee shop somewhere in soho, ny, and began scribbling out a gay (genre), comedy (genre), horror (genre) scenario. but unexpectedly, i liked this 3-G idea. the camp, the homage to so many horror movies i loved as a kid (or others that scarred me for years), the chance to create some erotic fantasies, and of course the guilty pleasure of melodrama that is the offspring of universal tragedy.