favorite music movies

janny108

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What music movies do you like? Do you think they are pretty accurate? I mean movies based on composers, ballet, opera singers, musicians. I saw a movie called the Red Shoes(a ballet movie made in 1948) and I was wondering if people really were that way. I mean the dancers, directors, other people connected with a production.

Jan
 

C5Says

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I really enjoyed THE LEGEND OF 1900...I haven't found out...or I haven't made the effort to find out its validity...but I love the story.

I also like THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. :)
 

draug

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NOT 'Shine.' Dam' insult if you ask me. Shouldn't mock the afflicted.
The soundtrack "From Dusk til Dawn" takes some beating......ok, that's straining the limits of the question, it's not really a music movie despite having a live band in the main setting, it's a Tarantino bloodfest so maybe I should wind my neck in...
I dunno. Amadeus was a bit of a pill. That one with Gary Oldman as Beethoven had some style, but then, I'll watch almost anything with Gary Oldman in it.
I must admit I adore music IN movies. I love the interplay of action and music.
Again, low brow, but the house music in the Blade movies really sets the pulses racing. Wouldn't listen to it that much outside of a movie but it certainly fits the bill.
Can't think of a movie that uses 'known' classical music, but love the movie music that has become classic.
Educate me, people!:confused:
 

Mat

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Chopin. Pragnienie miłości (Chopin. Desire for Love.) by Jerzy Antczak;

Ray - An Academy Award-winning biographical picture by Taylor Hackford
 

Mat

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There is one more I forgot about:

The Pianist directed by Roman Polański, starring Adrien Brody.

From Wikipedia:

"In addition to the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the film won the Oscars for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was also awarded seven french Cesars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Adrien Brody (who became the only American actor to win one)."


Need I say more:grin:?
 

Corno Dolce

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Hi Mat,

I saw that flick about Chopin - It was quite moving. I wonder if our resident piano pedagogue Ms. RoJo has seen it?

Cheers,

CD :):):)
 

Fretless

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I think Amadeus is the closest I've come to liking any movie about music. The rest I really can't stand. The Pianist would probably be up there, but I have only seen the first 30 or 40 minutes (my wife made me turn it off when the child was being beaten under the wall).

It seems like I have the most distaste for the movies from Hollywood that are about the uplifting and transformational spirit of music (Mr. Holland, Music of the Heart, etc.).

Actually, the remake of the comedy "Unfaithfully Yours" I enjoy--the actors being musicians are awful but the tone of the film makes it all tolerable.
 

DivaDiane

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Walk the Line (about Johnny Cash) was great.

Um, let me think a bit and I'll get back to you...
 

DivaDiane

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Oh!
Farinelli, was fun. And the story of how they recorded his voice (using Darrick Lee Ragin and a soprano to "create" a castrato voice) is very interesting.

Anyone see that one about the French baroque Viol composer/player? I'm blanking on his name ATM, and I can't remember what it was called - drat!
 

intet_at_tabe

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I prefer the music to "The Mission" starring Robert Di Nero and the english actor, who acts the jesuit priest in those deep mountains among the savage indians, whose name I never can remember.

Also the music to "Dancing with Wolfes" by director and lead actor Kevin Costner, composer John Barry.

Then the music to "West Side Story", by the late composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

The music to "Once Apun A Time In America", by director Sergio Leone, composer Ennio Morricone.

"The Deerhunter", by director Michael Cimino, composer Stanley Myers and John Williams.

"The Last Samurai", by director Edward Zwick, composer - can´t remember?

The music to all 3 "Godfather" films, probably Ennio Morricone as well, but I don´t know?
 

marval

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I like Greig, so "Song of Norway" was a good film for me. Also liked "Amadeus"

Am not sure how accurate they were though.

Have enjoyed musicals like "Sound of music" and "South Pacific"


Margaret
 

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
Hi Ms. Margaret,

Oh yes, I do so very much enjoy "South Pacific" - Bali Hai is that beautiful scenic vista on the North Shore of Kauai you so easily see from the Princeville Hotel.

Cheers,

CD :):):):)
 

marval

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Yes the scenery is beautiful, and some lovely songs

Talking of which I must go and wash that man right out of my hair


Margaret
 

Fretless

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what about 32 short films about glenn gould, thats a treasure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJFCqs6oNY

I just came back here to post this--I forgot all about it and it is definitely my favorite film about music and musicians.
They do an amazing job of portraying a musician without the actor actually having to try and fake his way around the instrument.

Very moving film; good on so many levels.



And by the same director: The Red Violin. Not nearly as good as 32 Short Films, but a decent fictional-historical look at the violin.
 
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