It

(1992)

by Carl Davis

Description
Famous Players/Lasky (1927) Director: Clarence Badger
Duration
72
Genres
Silent Film
Instrumentation
0.0.3(I=ssax.asax.II=fl+asax.III=bcl.tsax.bsax).0 -2.1.ttrbn.1 - perc(1): - drum kit - pno(=cel) - gtr(=banjo+ukelele) - 3 vln
Commission

Commissioned by Photoplay Productions for Thames Television

First Performance
(television recording) 1992
Availability

Full score and parts for hire. Hire and Grand Rights administered by Faber Music on behalf of Euston Music

Programme Notes
Starring: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno Director: Clarence Badger Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky USA, 1927 Duration: 76 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Photoplay Productions (Film Speed: 22 frames per second) Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis's scores: 1997, Los Angeles 15 Players: 0.0.3(I=ssax+asax.II=fl+asax.III=bcl+tsax+bsax).0 - 2111 - perc(l) - drum kit -pno(=cel) - gtr(=banjo+ukulele) - 3 yln Coined in Elinor Glyn's book of the same title, the word 'It' denoted sex appeal. The word became synonymous with the film's star, Clara Bow. Like Safety Last, It uses the department store as an icon of people's aspirations. Bow plays a spunky sales assistant who aspires to marry the owner of the store. As well as animating the strong conflicts and flirtatious love scenes in the film, Davis's music is infused with the infectious dance rhythms of the Twenties.

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