Tuesday, May 29, 2018

By the Gods!

Trumpeters announcing the start of a ceremony in PERSEUS THE INVINCIBLE ( 1963 ; also known as Medusa against the Son of Hercules)

This is a cliché of the genre. It's one which always brings a smile to my face. I need to do a compilation of these scenes. These scenes don't last long so it will be short compilation.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Such a compilation would be an excellent idea.

Trumpet players often swing en mass to the left and right during performing.

Arabian Nights type films sometimes had trumpet scenes. ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES (1944) is an example.

Playing a natural trumpet took considerable skill. Highly skilled players were increasingly difficult to find. The valve trumpet (invented around 1815) replaced the natural trumpet in orchestras and in military use.