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Old October 5 2012, 01:46 AM   #26
Greg Cox
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Re: the use of music in scifi & fantasy

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Awsome. No lyrics but the music was still part of the story.

I nominate that tune Maria Ospenkia(sp) played on the violin in "Frankenstein", the tune she used to soothe the monster and to make him return to the castle.
Okay, forgive me, but you've got a bunch of old horror movies mixed up here.

The bit with the violin was not from the original "Frankenstein," but from the Mel Brooks parody "Young Frankenstein"--with Cloris Leachman as "Frau Blucher."

This bit was probably inspired by a similar bit of business in "Son of Frankenstein," where Ygor (played by Bela Lugosi) uses a violin to control the Monster.

Maria Ouspenkaya was not in the original "Frankenstein." She played Maleva the gypsy in "The Wolf Man" and reprised the role in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man."

It's possible Maleva does the violin trick in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman." I can't remember.

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