Culture: Movie Theatre: Realism
Live movie orchestra   (+7, -3)  [vote for, against]
Not canned

A full orchestra sits upon a stage in front of the screen. The movie soundtrack has been remixed without music, which is filled in by the musicians as the movie plays.

Obviously this would cost much more than a regular movie, but live music sounds (and looks) much better than that coming from a box.
-- Aq_Bi, Oct 07 2006

Nice idea, but Baked. Several years ago I went to see a performance of the film Naked Lunch from the William Burroughs' book. It featured a live orchestra accompanied by the wonderful Ornette Coleman.
-- xenzag, Oct 07 2006

I would love this! I'd have something to look at while waiting for the next naked scene.
-- phundug, Oct 07 2006

+ I wonder if people will cough and unwrap candies in between pieces?
-- Zimmy, Oct 08 2006

Baked or not, this is a great idea.
-- doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2007

Wasn't this what was done for silent movies? Some just had a piano, but there must have been some orchestras.
-- baconbrain, Nov 12 2007

I thought of this a few months ago but found it already pre-baking away. I think it's ace, especially if applied to something like Star Wars. However, I think there's lots of scope for applying a grandiose orchestral score over the top of otherwise menial sections of a film, like the main character buying some groceries, or brushing their teeth.
-- theleopard, Nov 12 2007

[+] I like it. Kinda brings back the ole' piano player playing in the corner
-- evilpenguin, Nov 12 2007

random, halfbakery