Peter Bogdanovich did not score the epic chase sequence in his screwball comedy, WHAT’S UP, DOC?
Here is your chance to apply your comedic skills in a extremely elaborate sequence.
It is actually SO elaborate, it if broken down into two parts.
The challenge is to pick either the first or second part of the sequence to score OR, for the truly bold and brave, score them both!
The deadline for this is July 22 [PASSED]. View the discussion on Facebook.
Scoring comedies is not easy.
Especially in the case of an elongated screwball chase sequence.
Kudos to those who jumped into the challenge.
The best attempts were made by those who injected a strong overall point of view to the music instead of just lightly providing accompaniment from moment-to-moment.
Because of the length of the sequence, variations on thematic ideas, temps, keys and arrangement helped those who kept building.
With comedy, timing is almost everything. Some people have it and some people don’t. It is always a joy when one is in the hands of someone with great comic timing.
It was interesting to note how few people jumped into this particular challenge, despite the reality that a huge number of films today are comedies and those comedies are often the career on ramp for newer composers.