Film talk UFM | Hollywood Icons of Music and Film

New Media UFM  | 15 de febrero de 2022  | Vistas: 15

In this interview Marc Eliot, writer and American biographer, along with Fernando Franco, Creative producer, musician and professor, comments on the fusion of music and film, how they join forces and thus achieve better results, how they worked together since the silent film era, and how it evolved, from the windows and sheets in New York to what we see today.

Marc talks about the educational beginning of cinema and all that the evolution implied since there was no idea that cinema could also be a creative and entertaining medium. He also tells us about the important dates of the most outstanding film director of the '67 or '68 era and how he had the intention of playing music that had nothing to do with the film. He gives us valuable examples such as Oklahoma.

He also comments on the growth of this fusion, the Beatles' albums, Sgt. Pepper, among others. AM radios, where the language of the songs was very different from movie songs, and how he believed Van Morrison had made an album just for him.

"When I was a kid, music was never in the background. it was always in the foreground"- Marc Eliot.

He also tells us about early inventions in the world of film such as Edison's phonograph which was made for the purpose of capturing similar messages from personal assistants. Another interesting question he answers in this interview is about whether or not technology is the enemy of art and how we can make money without having to create art every night, according to his words phonographs will continue to improve and all kinds of technology will help filmmakers to do a better job, because the sound effects will be advancing and the message you want to convey will be clearer and more efficient.

He also describes the differences between film and music, giving some examples of why comedy doesn't work so well in a home video.

He gives some tips to excel in this field and become very successful. He tells us how to deal with film directors who become egomaniacs and don't want to share the limelight with the music.  With a lot of emotion, he tells us about the films that are simply magical for him, the creation of the films, etc. What kinds of movies are more valued and which ones sell more. He also talks about Taylor Swift, as an example, because she is a great composer and singer who has evolved along with the music.

Finally, he tells us about the film school where he works. How the students evolve with the tools they are given in the process, how they began to talk about the actor and then talk about his performance, how to make them connect with a whole audience because: it doesn't matter who you like, it matters why you like what attracts you what is essential.


Writer and American biographer

Creative producer, musician, and professor


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín