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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The guy who did all the noises on Police Academy is doing a live score to Silent Films

This sounds cool. The underground cinema appreciation group Cinefamily is hosting an evening with Michael Winslow, Man of 1000 Noises.

You know him best as Officer Larvell Jones, the irrepressible burbling, beep-borping human Foley machine that was a mainstay character in the Police Academy repertory company. Be it helicopters, electric guitars, cop sirens, the inner workings of robots, barking dogs, squishing soggy sneakers, roaring jets, spine-tingling scratches on a chalkboard, screaming guitars, cell phones, kung fu dubbing--he is truly the man of a thousand noises, at the very least. He captured the juvenile fascinations of a generation with his uncanny talent for imitation, and tonight, Winslow takes the Cinefamily stage to embark on a new venture: a never-before attempted challenge that only he could possibly fulfill. Yes, Winslow will be providing a live music-and-effects track to a varied sampling of classic and not-so-classic shorts from the silent era. Not so silent anymore.
It's happening tonight in Los Angeles. If any of you happen to attend let me know what it was like.

Source: BoingBoing

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