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Ollie

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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #160 on: December 26, 2012, 12:36:52 AM »

Spotted a squeezebox on downtown abbey. Its definately not a pa.

Two, in fact. One in the Scottish ceilidh band, and one heard but not seen in the fair...so who were the Morris side?

Berkshire Bedlam, though not in their usual kit.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #161 on: January 16, 2013, 10:09:31 PM »

It seems that we (Panjandrum) didn't get cut out of "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" after all, an advert in the Observer sunday mag said it came on on DVD last Monday, and a friend just saw it on a plane to Aus and said the music was surprisingly good for a film :-)

So if you want to see me -- with a Hitler haircut -- playing a Preciosa in a romantic comedy set in the 1930s...

Ian

P.S. They said "Is it OK if we trim your hair a bit?", then I took my specs off which meant I didn't see the end result until it was finished :-(
P.P.S. You don't know the meaning of repetitive until you've played the same tune for *seven* hours of takes...
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #162 on: January 16, 2013, 10:50:39 PM »

P.P.S. You don't know the meaning of repetitive until you've played the same tune for *seven* hours of takes...

JK would be proud of you!

Rob.

P.S. I bet you got your bit right every take - so why do the actors make the big bucks?
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #163 on: January 17, 2013, 02:33:41 PM »

P.P.S. You don't know the meaning of repetitive until you've played the same tune for *seven* hours of takes...

JK would be proud of you!

Rob.

P.S. I bet you got your bit right every take - so why do the actors make the big bucks?

It wouldn't have mattered whether we got it right or not, the dancers were listening to concealed speakers close to them quietly playing the final mix of the studio recording we did a fortnight earlier, and we were playing along even more quietly (or silently for the fiddles, which had soaped bows) to make sure everything was in sync on every take. If we'd been playing along live at normal volume it would have interfered with the dialogue recording, and any slight speed differences would have made editing much more difficult since we insisted that the music was in time with the dancing, unlike many films ;-)

So that was 7 hours of "The Moon and Seven Stars", then lunch (at 4pm!), then 3 hours of Michael Turner's Waltz. Still, can't complain, the poor guy sitting on the bench next to the stage near my left leg looking fed up with a pint of beer had to do that (in exactly the same place and pose) on and off for ten hours -- and it wasn't even beer, it was ginger beer with food colouring added...
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #164 on: January 17, 2013, 02:57:22 PM »

...it was ginger beer with food colouring added...

No wonder he was looking miserable!

Rob.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #165 on: January 18, 2017, 03:06:15 AM »

New BBC One series called "Taboo". I heard some melodeon played in the pub in the first episode. Not sure if I'll be able to find a clip of it but I'll search
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #166 on: January 18, 2017, 07:23:46 AM »

Oh dear Taboo is supposed to be set in 1814.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #167 on: January 19, 2017, 01:02:06 AM »

A shade to the edge of topic but a 'Hitlers Champions' documentary on Yesterday (channel) recently featured the Nazi mountaineers who were filmed to bring glory rather than the ensuing disaster in a fatal avalanche, there was a short clip of their training, including using a 'state of the art' spirometer (?) for measuring lung capacity and / or pressure, which looked like a set of accordion or melodeon bellows opening & closing in a frame, presumably spring closed - I did wonder if they might have been glued up on a bench along with Liliputs or the like in the Hohner factory. Always fascinating to learn what such firms, set up for precision or detailed production, did for whichever side war efforts, often cutting edge when divulged !

I've also been intrigued bythe German WW1 officer type (UK officers, seem to be worn by other ranks in this instance)uniform caps seen on some of the centenary documentaries, many of which seem to feature a white button like an old style screw on white key like the old Hohners & Kochs used - never having seen one in real life, were they a working button (same sort of position as UK regimental badges) or for decoration ?? Use seems to have persisted into WW2 - it struck me that they rather flew in the face of camoflage, if someone was looking for a target in poor light and they weren't playing a Hohner :(
 
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #168 on: January 26, 2017, 10:28:37 PM »

Have you heard about Pippi Longstocking.
  This film is by the same author.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP4y9Ewn-3s

This film is a classic.  (In Sweden)

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