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Title: The Library Music Film
Post by: Pumi on February 02, 2018, 09:49:42 PM
Can't wait for this

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Post by: Greta on February 02, 2018, 10:03:21 PM
Whoaa yes, me too!
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Post by: stackjackson on February 02, 2018, 11:10:34 PM
Yes, indeed. Looking forward to it.
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Post by: radioman on February 03, 2018, 05:03:12 AM
Gosh. That's some cast list.
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Post by: a8detective on February 04, 2018, 07:42:02 AM
     Wow! Looks good.
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Post by: FictionOfColours on February 05, 2018, 11:18:59 PM
Very promising - love how they got so many greats to appear like Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. They also based a poster around the Bruton tower-of-boxes design; very clever.
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Post by: Col Wolfe on February 06, 2018, 11:01:48 PM
Very promising - love how they got so many greats to appear like Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. They also based a poster around the Bruton tower-of-boxes design; very clever.

I managed to grab one of their deWolfe lookalikey posters.  There was an Amphonic one too.

I think I read somewhere that itís scheduled for a Spring release and theyíre struggling to edit it down from 4 hours of quality material.  I assume they had to spend a lot of time editing out a high profile library fan who appeared in many of their promo trailers too 🤫
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Post by: FictionOfColours on February 07, 2018, 02:50:13 AM
Good for you! Hope they'll be able get it published in Spring.
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Post by: zebrazub on February 08, 2018, 08:00:54 PM
Who is making this/when is it released and will we get to see it?

Very excited by the prospect - thanks Rod  :)
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Post by: FictionOfColours on February 08, 2018, 08:30:25 PM
Shawn Lee, a musician and 'library enthusiast', has a lot to do with it.
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Post by: inky on July 24, 2018, 05:19:56 AM
it's an older topic to the board so my apologies for reviving it, but there is an active fb page for the film and it's been going for a good while.  i first learned of it when they had a crowdfunding initiative to give it some legs.

hxxps://www.facebook.com/LibraryMusicFilm/

there are lots of interviews and teaser materials are already present there.  i can only assume a bit of this additional footage won't make it to the final cut, as modern audiences don't tend to go for film running times over two hours.  personally i'm not a fb fan, but occasionally it does have some redeeming content.
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Post by: stackjackson on July 24, 2018, 01:05:20 PM
it's an older topic to the board so my apologies for reviving it, but there is an active fb page for the film and it's been going for a good while.  i first learned of it when they had a crowdfunding initiative to give it some legs.

hxxps://www.facebook.com/LibraryMusicFilm/

there are lots of interviews and teaser materials are already present there.  i can only assume a bit of this additional footage won't make it to the final cut, as modern audiences don't tend to go for film running times over two hours.  personally i'm not a fb fan, but occasionally it does have some redeeming content.

Thanks for the link, inky. This is clever...

(https://i.imgur.com/LgNOAbU.jpg)
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Post by: Mr Rain on September 16, 2018, 04:51:34 PM
There's an album coming next month - https://www.kudosrecords.co.uk/release/lego148/the-library-music-film-the-library-music-film-music-from-and-inspired-by-the-film.html (https://www.kudosrecords.co.uk/release/lego148/the-library-music-film-the-library-music-film-music-from-and-inspired-by-the-film.html)

(https://media.kudosdistribution.co.uk/lego148/600/the-library-music-film-the-library-music-film-music-from-and-inspired-by-the-film.jpg)
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Post by: Retronic on September 16, 2018, 06:58:54 PM
Great. Didnít know about the LP.    Anyone seeing the film in London Oct 6th?
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Post by: le_tomval on September 16, 2018, 08:27:59 PM
Great !
Unfortunately, I am in Paris and there is no screening for the moment...
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Post by: stackjackson on September 30, 2018, 02:40:07 PM
Any word on whether this film will eventually be released worldwide on DVD or streaming service?
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Post by: le_tomval on September 30, 2018, 08:11:49 PM
Yes there will be a DVD release along with the vinyl.
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Post by: stackjackson on January 18, 2019, 11:52:47 PM
Yes there will be a DVD release along with the vinyl.

So has anyone been successful getting hold of this DVD? Is it available in the U.S.? I can't find it.
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Post by: Retronic on January 19, 2019, 12:27:47 AM
The DVD was on sale at the Nov 6th viewing in London. Saw the film on the day so only watched the extras on the DVD so far.
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Post by: stackjackson on January 19, 2019, 03:02:04 AM
The DVD was on sale at the Nov 6th viewing in London. Saw the film on the day so only watched the extras on the DVD so far.

What are the extras?
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Post by: Retronic on January 19, 2019, 10:59:31 AM
Just short bits of interviews not in the final cut- nothing amazing. There's a fair few though.
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Post by: elifunk on January 20, 2019, 03:22:51 PM
i've seen it 3 times, ordered my copy from Germany last november via discogs.
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Post by: FictionOfColours on February 02, 2019, 10:03:06 AM
Honestly disappointed in the lack of 80s tracks in the compilation but well, i guess it's no surprise...
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Post by: Col Wolfe on February 05, 2019, 01:59:01 PM
Honestly disappointed in the lack of 80s tracks in the compilation but well, i guess it's no surprise...

The ĎUnusual Soundsí comp makes up for that  :)
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Post by: stackjackson on September 12, 2019, 01:06:50 PM
Finally, I was able to see this film. I was surprised no one here has yet commented on the film's content or quality, but now maybe I understand why...
I certainly applaud the producers of the film for their vision and energy -- like most of us on this board, I was thrilled to hear that such a movie was in the works.
There are some fine moments in the film, but honestly, it was a huge disappointment.
The film is basically a series of fast-edited vignettes of DJs (mostly from L.A.) talking about their records and how cool and funky library is for sampling, interspersed with the occasional interview of a famous library composer/musician (often unidentified and never properly introduced) reminiscing about some funny thing that happened in the studio back in the day. There is *no* STORY here, no narrative, no frame to fit these vignettes into a coherent account of what library music is, the business, the personalities, etc. etc.
Someone who knew nothing about library music going into this will learn very little about it from this movie, apart from finding out that certain record collectors obsess over it.
In my humble opinion, this was a tragic missed opportunity to really introduce and educate audiences about a truly fascinating, but still relatively unknown world of music.

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Post by: a8detective on September 15, 2019, 06:48:22 PM
The film is basically a series of fast-edited vignettes of DJs (mostly from L.A.) talking about their records and how cool and funky library is for sampling[.]

     Thanks for the review, stack. I was afraid this was going to be the case since a disproportionate amount of the trailer focuses on the people who sample it and not the people who made it. Though, the interviewer and/or filmmakers seem to have created a good atmosphere and the composers look happy and excited to talk about their music.

     Has this been released in the USA yet? I still would like to get a copy.
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Post by: stackjackson on September 16, 2019, 06:50:09 PM
Yes, everyone is very happy in the film. The composers are all clearly loving the nostalgia.

I got tired of waiting for a US release, so ordered the DVD from the UK. Had to buy a cheap multi-region DVD player to watch it, though. The DVD is in PAL format.
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Post by: jackie kennedy on September 16, 2019, 10:40:18 PM
Finally, I was able to see this film. I was surprised no one here has yet commented on the film's content or quality, but now maybe I understand why...
I certainly applaud the producers of the film for their vision and energy -- like most of us on this board, I was thrilled to hear that such a movie was in the works.
There are some fine moments in the film, but honestly, it was a huge disappointment.
The film is basically a series of fast-edited vignettes of DJs (mostly from L.A.) talking about their records and how cool and funky library is for sampling, interspersed with the occasional interview of a famous library composer/musician (often unidentified and never properly introduced) reminiscing about some funny thing that happened in the studio back in the day. There is *no* STORY here, no narrative, no frame to fit these vignettes into a coherent account of what library music is, the business, the personalities, etc. etc.
Someone who knew nothing about library music going into this will learn very little about it from this movie, apart from finding out that certain record collectors obsess over it.
In my humble opinion, this was a tragic missed opportunity to really introduce and educate audiences about a truly fascinating, but still relatively unknown world of music.

thanks for your review and reminding me about this documentary.

i watched this late last year (i think) and thought- while interesting seeing some of the people involved- i wish there was more footage and information about the process most of the artists took, how they got into library, background information, their lives etc.
it didn't feel like a documentary but more like supplementary material where someone says "after that we went to france and met up with [artist] and let's hear what he has to say"

it reminded me of a an old german programme where they'd give people 60 seconds to show everyone a day in their life.

i think it all amounts to the producers lack of experience with filmmaking. but i still appreciated it and glad i donated money to the campaign. if i can say one thing is that this documentary was done with a lot of love and respect for the artists and the music and that was beautiful to see
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Post by: milliondollars on September 17, 2019, 07:52:05 AM
totally agree with the previous comments. really love the production with all the little details like the name of every background cue being displayed and so on. this was done in style for sure!  8]

unfortunately there is way too much sort-of-bragging and pointless comments of people who really do not mean anything to library music at all.

like it was said before, it would be much better to have these features replaced by informative background by the artists, producers, label owners, cover disigners and so on...

all in all we should be thankful for this still. as it's one of a kind!
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Post by: Retronic on September 17, 2019, 07:57:44 PM
Now available to download on iTunes, Amazon, etc. for those who havenít seen it.
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Post by: FictionOfColours on December 18, 2019, 06:16:10 AM
Dang, maybe this wonít interest me much after all. Itís really too bad, I was optimistic from the trailers having seen all those composers discussing things..
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Post by: jackie kennedy on January 07, 2020, 06:32:05 PM
the library music film is having it's rome premiere at piero umiliani's sound workshop studio in februrary!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/scYuKhw.png)
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Post by: joakim95 on January 08, 2020, 09:49:01 AM
What about the other Library music documentary "Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music"?

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2CgmA0-X-U)

Looks interesting to me :)
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Post by: Mr on January 08, 2020, 05:00:54 PM
Narholz himself! Wicked. Never seen this video before, but the book was great.
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Post by: stackjackson on January 09, 2020, 04:03:05 AM
Cool clip, but I don't think this is a full documentary. Just an ad for the Unusual Sounds book/LP.
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Post by: milliondollars on January 09, 2020, 07:01:38 AM
Narholz himself! Wicked. Never seen this video before, but the book was great.

also, i did not see this before. thanks a lot! he should have made a movie, too..