Oct 25: Harold Lloyd in "Dr. Jack"
I watched the DVD with the sound on, as an experiment -- I usually screen films on DVD with the audio muted -- and was surprised to recognize several photoplay music cues in the score, some of which I'm proposing for the Schirmer's book or which were contenders.
The show went well, as did the scores. I managed to come up with couple themes that worked and which I was able to recall when they were needed again. Two weeks earlier, when we ran The Goat, Keaton's theme -- which came out of me at a show Bruce and I did at the Princeton Arts Council some years ago and which had become part of the score for a while -- had not wafted up to the surface during the show like a couple of the other themes had...until a couple days later. I used it for Buster in The Haunted House, and it (basically) fit.
I'm still thinking about Dr. Jack. There is much made of the use of showing reflections in mirrors, and it features a number of character actors who are not part of the usual Lloyd ensemble; Charles Steveson shows up, but for only a tiny part.