Silent no more: Edmonds composer Ed Hartman scores music for long-lost film

 

Last updated 5/4/2021 at 10am

Brian Soergel

Ed Hartman's score for a long-lost silent movie has helped it win film festival awards. A screening on Turner Classic Movies is coming this year.

There are a few things to keep in mind as you watch "As the Earth Turns," a 45-minute sci-fi silent film directed by Richard H. Lyford.

Lyford was a teenager and amateur cinematographer, and his film was essentially a home movie for friends and family when he filmed it in 1937 and 1938. He edited it in the basement of his parents' house in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood, where the Franklin High School graduate constructed a makeshift home theater.

Then the film just disappeared.

And now, found after 80 years, it's back for everyone to see. It's still silent, and it makes use of title ca...



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