Rather Decent Movies About Music

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Re: Rather Decent Movies About Music

Post by vinyl master » 04 Dec 2013 02:11

Someone mentioned "Great Balls Of Fire". Yes! Someone also mentioned "Pirate Radio". Yes! "Once"? Yes! And not enough!! I would also add "Absolute Beginners" with David Bowie and Sade, maybe "A Mighty Wind" about a folk revival, "Standing In The Shdows Of Motown", "Only The Strong Survive", and the Jeff Bridges film, "Crazy Heart"! You could also include Rainn Wilson's "The Rocker", if you want a modern-day musical fairy tale...A friend of mine recently turned me on to "Honeysuckle Rose", just because I was a Willie Nelson fan. "Pure Country" with George Strait is also in this league. And although not necessarily music-related, I also highly recommend "The Pride Of Jesse Hallum" and "Five Minutes To Live", if you are a Johnny Cash fan, and just want to see some different sides of him. I also will vouch for many of the PBS documentaries like the "American Masters" series, the many concert specials, and an independent film I saw on there, "Off The Charts: The Song-Poem Story". All worth watching! And of course, the previously mentioned (on another thread) "Vinyl" by Alan Zweig. Scary!

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Re: Rather Decent Movies About Music

Post by robgil » 08 Dec 2013 06:51

Once, Irish film , really good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/

Starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the soundtrack is very very good also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMqKOt7R_K8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YAKOnt68D8

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Re: Rather Decent Movies About Music

Post by SolipsisticBird » 30 Dec 2013 21:31

A rather INdecent movie about music:

"Co******er Blues" by Robert Frank.
Rolling Stones on stage and in hotel rooms, 1972.

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Post by Finger Painter » 31 Dec 2013 14:16

Not a movie, but more a documentary. 'Last Shop Standing'. The rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop in the UK. A must for anyone in to the vinyl scene and actually a more interesting watch than one would suspect. Interviews with Johnnie Marr, Billy Brag, Paul Weller and a few others.

Good stuff

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Post by pivot » 31 Dec 2013 17:23

Finger Painter wrote:Not a movie, but more a documentary....
A documentary is a movie - just a non-fiction one.

One film I suggested "Straight, No Chaser" is a documentary on Thelonious Monk. Not to be confused with the current music group of the same name.

http://www.wbshop.com/product/theloniou ... MgodpXEA2Q

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Post by fscl » 17 Jan 2014 04:29

Just finished "Beware of Mr. Baker" on DVD....... :shock: :shock:

An amazing 2012 biography of Ginger Baker

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Post by Alec124c41 » 18 Jan 2014 06:48

fscl wrote:Just finished "Beware of Mr. Baker" on DVD....... :shock: :shock:

An amazing 2012 biography of Ginger Baker

Fred
I just watched that, too, on the web.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Cheers,
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Post by Hermionediamond » 04 Feb 2014 19:22

Stones In Exile is good. Its a rockumentary covering the period when the Stones holed up at Nellcote in the South of France and laid down the majority of Exile on Main Street.

Aslo good is It Might Get Loud and Muscle Schoals.

Inside Llewyn Davis is a Cohen Bros' film that's in the cinema now. I've not see it yet but do hope to find some time next week.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/ja ... ew-kermode

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Post by fscl » 08 Feb 2014 03:22

Hermionediamond wrote:.....snippage.......
Aslo good is It Might Get Loud and Muscle Schoals.
..... more snippage......
Will have to look for this one. Lots of great music made there. Any Duane Allman sightings in the film..... :-k :-k

Our local library's Friday night movie has shown the aforementioned "Once" and tonight's surprising "Quartet"...... =D> =D> Thumbs Up..... =D>

Fred

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Post by fscl » 22 Apr 2014 17:44

Hermionediamond wrote:.....snippage.......
Aslo good is It Might Get Loud and Muscle Schoals.
..... more snippage......
vinyl master wrote:Mo' soul!! IN-DEED!! :D

I just watched a cool documentary about Rick Hall, Fame Studios & The Muscle Shoals Sound, so I'm in a soulful mood tonight...

.......snippage......
fscl wrote:Will have to look for this one. Lots of great music made there. Any Duane Allman sightings in the film..... :-k :-k

Our local library's Friday night movie has shown the aforementioned "Once" and tonight's surprising "Quartet"...... =D> =D> Thumbs Up..... =D>

Fred
Shown on the local PBS station here in Metro NYC...... =D> =D> =D>

Highly recommended, yes, ABB was in there along with the other artists (ie Aretha, etc...) Jerry Wexler stol..... I mean signed.

Happy movie going.

Fred

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Post by palo2 » 25 Apr 2014 02:07

Not sure if it has been listed earlier, Pink Floyd - The Wall. Saw this very powerful terrific movie when I was young, have always found their work aw inspiring. Only viewed a clip of Live at Pomppeii a couple of years back, thought the music was very now, and an masterful film clip to boot.

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Post by Tinkaroo » 15 May 2014 23:19

I have a laserdisc of "FM" which was a 1978 comedy based around an FM music station.

Besides a lot of music it also features concert appearances by Jimmy Buffet and Linda Ronstadt.

The title song is by Steely Dan.

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Re: Rather Decent Movies About Music

Post by vinyl master » 16 May 2014 10:01

Here are a few that should be on the radar for the future...




(from the same guy who directed "Once"!)

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Re: Rather Decent Movies About Music

Post by Tonybro » 16 May 2014 14:00

Some have been mentioned already - High Fidelity (which, contrary to Parman, I love), Blues Brothers & This is Spinal Tap (both legendary!). In addition I would add: -

Eddie & The Cruisers (mock documentary/drama about a fictitious band starring Michael Pare)
Eddie & The Cruisers II (Eddie Lives) both featuring music and songs by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Streets of Fire (more drama than about music but again a cracking soundtrack by Ry Cooder with some songs written by Jim Steinman and Sorcerer (Stevie nicks track), again starring Michael Pare)
Ray (Ray Charles Biopic)
A Mighty Wind - from the Spinal Tap crowd and others and poking fun at the Folk Music scene

I also have the Spinal Tap CD Back From The Dead with a great track-by-track video from the 'band' and a small video about 'Stonehenge' where they want to go and end up at Legoland looking at a model!

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Post by pivot » 31 Aug 2014 18:01

A couple for us "classical" geeks.
Watched them on our new Roku streaming player.

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Nice look behind the scenes at Bayreuth Festival with some historical background on Wagner. I was hoping that Stephen Fry as:
1) A satirical wit
2) A man with Jewish background who lost relatives in the Nazi Holocaust
would bring light with biting humor to the struggle a modern Wagner fan faces.

Alas I find Fry has drank of the Wagnerian Kool-Aide and tends to gush and serve as an apologist letting everybody but Hitler off a little too easy.

Still worth a look. I remain a Wagner and Stephen Fry fan.

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Enjoyed this Bio-pic very much. All Gould fans should watch.

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