One solution to sound problems [The Awful Backlash (1967) by Robert Nelson]

For some time, Robert Nelson has expressed varying degrees of dissatisfaction about the original soundtrack for his 1967 film The Awful Backlash. Personally, I think it’s perfect, and I don’t know anyone who really disagrees besides Robert. For now, he’s kind of letting it go. Anyway, at one point, he took a rather extreme approach to solving the “sound problem”, which was to actually scrape the offending parts of the soundtrack away with a razorblade. In many spots, the picture gets pretty wrecked too. Scott MacDonald once asked Robert for a print to show, and was sent a similarly modified one. Scott, are you reading this? Did you actually end up screening the print?

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