Robert Israel, who composes and arranges music for silent films, has arranged a new score for the academy screening of "The Lost World."
"I am arranging an original score, much how scores were done in the '20s," says Israel, who composed a new score last year for a restored four-hour version of "Greed."
"Back then tons of music was being written for all different kinds of mood pieces that would last anywhere from a minute to five minutes even 10 minutes," he explains. "From these various selections, they could put together a score. That is essentially what I am doing."
Israel was given a video of the restored "Lost World" by the George Eastman House. "I watch the film, time out a sequence," he says. "When a mood changes to catch a particular feeling, then I move to another selection of music."