One Viewer’s Reactions….

12 12 2009

I recently received an email from a young woman who had seen the film on a preview DVD–not a critic or filmmaker, just someone who had an opportunity to view. But her comments struck me as so gratifying that I felt I should post them here. It’s tremendously satisfying to me that she perceived the film pretty much as I’ve hoped people would and that the film can appeal to those who don’t have a prior knowledge of Raymond Scott or a particular interest in electronic or swing music, animation etc. beforehand (of course I want the film to appeal to those people too!). Here’s what she wrote:

“Just saw the documentary…..I must say it was an experience for me. I’m 25 years old and I grew up listening to your dad without even knowing! It was wonderful to know how electronic music started and it was delightful to acknowledge the genius that he was. The film is beautifully made, so personal, loved the photographs and interviews, I almost felt like I was there, behind the camera with you! He was a truly fascinating man and I left the theatre thinking “everyone has to know him, and what he’s done”. Thank you for showing me another person to really admire. All the best!!!”


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