Paul's video with automatons ("Robot Jazz Band") playing jazz reminds me of "Dr. Phibes Clockwork Wizards" in the film "The Abominable Dr. Phibes."
Dr. Phibes, played by Vincent Price, was a musician who, among other things, created a mechanical jazz orchestra, "Dr. Phibes Clockwork Wizards." Some of the tunes the band played were "Darktown Strutters Ball," "All I Do Is Dream of You," "A Hundred Years From Today," etc. The complete film is available on youtube in 10 parts.
There was a sequel, "Dr. Phibes Rises Again." In the sequel there is a character named Darius Biederbeck, pronounced "Byederbeck."
|This message has been edited by ahaim on Dec 3, 2009 5:44 AM|