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    Movies about musicians

    Hi there

    I'm mid-way through watching Hilary and Jackie (about the Du Pre sisters - the fake playing is not too bad) and am finding it uplifting and devastating at the same time. Do you have a favourite movie about a musician or composer?

    If the truth be told my very, very favourite is The Glenn Miller Story. But, then again, I'm a bit odd.

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    Sorry, I take it back about Hilary and Jackie. Just plain devastating.

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    *Round Midnight* starring saxophonist Dexter Gordon.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I must be odd too beacuse I like "The Glenn Miller Story" as well.
    I also like "Song of Norway" because I like Greig's music.


    Margaret

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    From the top of my head:

    Copying Beethoven
    by Agnieszka Holland

    and

    The Pianist by Roman Polański
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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    The Jazz Singer is a movie about this guy making it from New York City.
    I just love Neil Diamond's movie.
    judy tooley

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    Apologies for my second post - I was sobbing! It's worth a look, but only after investing in several boxes of tissues.

    Ms Margaret - I'd forgotten all about The Song of Norway. Thanks for reminding me about it.

    Judy - yes, that version of The Jazz Singer is very good, but I was brought up on old musicals so prefer the Al Jolson version. I think they'd call it child abuse nowadays!

    Corno and Mat, I haven't heard of your movies, but will keep my eyes open.

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    Hi Tûrwethiel,


    Glad to remind you of "Song of Norway"

    Of course who could forget "Amadeus", about Mozart from the view of Salieri. Another one that quite moved me was "Lady sings the blues" about Billie Holiday, she seemed to have a sad life.


    Margaret

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    Aloha Sister T,

    Something about *Round Midnight*:

    http://www.amazon.com/Round-Midnight...4509255&sr=8-1

    Cheerio,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I remember another movie and that one is on Beethoven called Imortal
    Beloved.
    judy tooley

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    The Red Violin

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    The red violin was a good one.
    judy tooley

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    There was a tv movie about John Lennon called "In My Life". It was about
    the start of the Beatles and their breakup and also John and Yoko.
    judy tooley

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    That sounds like a movie to look out for. Thank you, Judy.

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    Bird by Mister eastwood is cool, with actors who act well and look quite like the original musicians. if i remember well, there is Dizzie Gillespie among others. Forest Whittaker is simply awesome, as always

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