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    MacLeod
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    Default Silent cinema scores/soundtracks irritations

    I'm trying to find accurate information about the soundtrack to Der Letzte Mann (1924) (The Last Laugh). I know from both Wiki and IMDB that the composer for the original movie was Giuseppe Becce, but I can't find either a copy of the film on the internet or on DVD/Bluray that will tell me whether the music (where there is any) is his or someone else's.

    The best I can find on Youtube is this one, which seems closest to the original film. The credits at the end say the music is by the original composer, but it's a restoration with the original score included, and a new score available - so it's not clear which one is actually playing!



    Info about the restoration here:

    https://www.kinolorber.com/product/t...ration-blu-ray

    I had the same problem trying to get accurate information about Greed (1924). Does anyone know of reliable websites where this kind of info is available, rather than having to hunt across several different sites?

    Thanks

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    I'm trying to find accurate information about the soundtrack to Der Letzte Mann (1924) (The Last Laugh). I know from both Wiki and IMDB that the composer for the original movie was Giuseppe Becce, but I can't find either a copy of the film on the internet or on DVD/Bluray that will tell me whether the music (where there is any) is his or someone else's.

    The best I can find on Youtube is this one, which seems closest to the original film. The credits at the end say the music is by the original composer, but it's a restoration with the original score included, and a new score available - so it's not clear which one is actually playing!



    Info about the restoration here:

    https://www.kinolorber.com/product/t...ration-blu-ray

    I had the same problem trying to get accurate information about Greed (1924). Does anyone know of reliable websites where this kind of info is available, rather than having to hunt across several different sites?

    Thanks
    You might try "Film Score Monthly Messageboard". There are a lot of people there, mostly from the USA, who really know what they're talking about; lot's don't, but quite a few do. A couple of them are writers too.

    https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/boa....cfm?forumID=1

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