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Art Binninger's STAR TRIX: Of Clay And Cardboard

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Art Binninger "Unsociable Wretch"

The term "unsociable wretch" was applied to me by former roommate and character voice Ed Rudnicki. It is a true statement to a certain extent. If I was more sociable I probably wouldn't have had the time to make these films.

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Visiting the Lompoc Museum. The shortest tour of history in the county.
 

While rewatching my early films for the TOM VS. JOE LA RITA section, I was reminded of the music I used when I made the first sound-striped prints. The following is a list of the experimental electronic music that found its way into the short films.
 
THE HAPPY MOOG
    Jean Perrey/Harry Breuer/Pat Prilly/ Gary Carol
    Pickwick Records SPC-3160-A
 
POPCORN Gershon Kingsley
   Audio Fidelity Enterprises AFSD-6254
 
SHORT CIRCUITS Ruth White
             Angel/EMI S-1-36042
 
THE AGE OF ELECTRONICUS   Dick Hyman
                        Command/ABC  COM946S
 
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO HEAR ON THE MOOG*
   * but were afraid to ask for  
      Andrew Kazdin & Thomas Z. Shepard  
      Columbia M 30383
 
HOT BUTTER   Stan Free  
                         Musicor  MS 3254-A
 
WALTER CARLOS BY REQUEST 
            Walter Carlos (now Wendy Carlos)
             Columbia  M 32088

Favorites

SOME OF FAVORITE AUDIO/VISUAL TREATS:

STAR TREK (well, that's a surprise!)

MY FAVORITE MARTIAN (the TV show, not that hideous movie)

BEWITCHED (ditto)

I DREAM OF JEANNIE

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (the BW seasons especially)

THE JETSONS (Original Prime Time Series)

KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER (Original Series)

POPEYE (Theatrical Cartoons 1933-1957)

LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES

HECKLE & JECKLE

WOODY WOODPECKER (1940 -1949)

TEX AVERY

BOB CLAMPETT

NICK PARK'S WALLACE AND GROMIT

THE MARX BROTHERS (their Paramount features especially) 

THE THREE STOOGES (with Curly and Shemp)

W.C. FIELDS ("Is this a game of chance?" "Not the way I play it.")

MAE WEST ("I used to be Snow White but I drifted.")

LAUREL & HARDY

ABBOTT & COSTELLO (TV Series)

BUSTER KEATON

SOUPY SALES ("I'll send you a postcard from Puerto Rico.")

FORBIDDEN PLANET

YELLOW SUBMARINE

AIRPLANE!

CITIZEN KANE

SUNSET BOULEVARD (Would make a good sitcom)

Favorite Tunemeisters

  1. THE BEATLES
  2. NEIL DIAMOND
  3. THE MONKEES
  4. TOMMY BOYCE & BOBBY HART 
  5. SCOTT JOPLIN (Ragtime)
  6. JERRY GOLDSMITH (soundtracks)
  7. JOHN WILLIAMS (soundtracks)
  8. CARL STALLING (soundtracks)
  9. WINSTON SHARPLES (soundtracks)
  10. BONA FIDE (Smooth Jazz)
  11. SPECIAL EFX (Smooth Jazz)
  12. DAVID LANZ (Smooth Jazz)
  13. STEVE OLIVER (Smooth Jazz)
  14. FOURPLAY (Smooth Jazz)
  15. SOUL BALLET (Smooth Jazz)
  16. GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (Classical) Major Cartoon Music Source