Guest Roffensis Posted December 26, 2009 Share Posted December 26, 2009 Did anyone by any chance see the film "40,000 leagues under the sea", starring James Mason, who revealed himself to be a pretty good Organist no less. I had no idea. I suppose one could say his improvisatory skills were "typical" really, the usual sort of thing. Interesting for a minute, but his obvious learned technique got in the way perhaps? As it can. Also in the film is featured a very interesting organ on a Submarine no less, with quite an interesting pipe display (which has been rivalled, it is true, by another modern organ of late) but which gives a very fine account of itself indeed. It put me quite in mind of many organs in the UK for a start, and I almost felt compelled write to the owners of the film now to see if they know which instrument it is. I supsect it may have been actually enhanced onto the negative, probably filmed elsewhere, but the TV people are very good at that sort of thing. The sound of it was certainly something uniquely musical. I have no idea who may have built this organ, but it certainly is worth seeing the film for the organ alone. Was James Mason an FRCO? Anyone who can shed any light on which organ it is, where it is now etc, marvellous stuff. R Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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