Lost in the Movies: Montage: Symphony of the Devils (video)

Montage: Symphony of the Devils (video)

Update (10/18): The video is finally up, two weeks later! Good grief. At least it made it in time for Halloween.

BEST EXPERIENCED IN STEREO WITH HEADPHONES OR GOOD SPEAKERS! This montage explores horror films from very different eras by pairing each film or series with a different guitar part in the Rolling Stones' live version of "Sympathy for the Devil" from Madison Square Garden in 1969 (featured on the 1970 album Get Yer Ya Ya's Out). Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), a silent horror/documentary by Benjamin Christensen, is paired with Keith Richards' raw, earthy solo that opens the instrumental (as well as his louder licks when Mick Taylor comes in, before he mostly fades into background rhythm). Hellraiser (1986) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), 1980s gore extravaganzas by Clive Barker and Tony Randall, are paired with Mick Taylor's fluid, passionate solo that dominates the passage. Sorry for the late posting, but at least it's up in time for Halloween!

original intro:

Another Monday, another delayed video! This time I am about halfway through the project, which will hopefully be completed by tonight or tomorrow - but I don't want to make promises; in the past I've usually fallen short of second deadlines as well as the first ones.

Symphony of the Devils will feature a montage of the memorably demonic imagery from two different eras of horror: Benjamin Christensen's Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) and Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1986). Each is paired with a different guitar part in the instrumental stretch of the Rolling Stone's 1969 live version of "Sympathy for the Devil" from Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out.

So watch this spot, and happy (early) Halloween. It should be up by then at least. ;)


Anonymous said...

Man, oh man, considering how vastly different both movies are, you have your work cut out for you, but I believe in you enough!

Joel Bocko said...

They won't be intercut (although there may be a point where they are featured side-by-side in split screen). They will actually be paired with different guitar parts in the Get Yer Ya Ya's Out live version of Sympathy for the Devil - Haxan with Keith Richards and Hellraiser (and now, Hellraiser II) with Mick Taylor.

But yeah, it proved more complicated and difficult than I expected! I'm hoping to finally have it up tomorrow, since the day after is when the NEXT video is scheduled to go up haha.

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