Records played in movies and tv shows

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by edagger74 » 08 Aug 2017 20:23

vinyl master wrote:While not necessarily from a TV show or movie, I'm very curious about the turntable on the cover of Diana Krall's "Turn Up The Quiet" album...Any clues? :-k

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Im guessing Mcintosh.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by reynolds617 » 13 Aug 2017 03:57

There's a full McIntosh rig featured in Matt Damon's apartment at the end of The Departed, but I don't believe a turntable was in evidence.

However, one nobody seems to have mentioned yet is High Fidelity which features quite a lot of records and turntables, obviously.

I believe a turntable is also featured in Trax, the music shop where Molly Ringwald works in Pretty in Pink.

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Post by ndiamone » 13 Aug 2017 04:02

The Cosby Show - Rudy scratches a rare blues 78 that Cliff got for his father.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by Progman2112 » 13 Aug 2017 05:03

Just saw "To Sir With Love".Sidney Poitier takes a job as a High School teacher in England and the kids are hanging out listen to records at school.Also starring Lulu who sings title track.Good movie.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by vinyl master » 13 Aug 2017 05:14

And of course, I'd mentioned this earlier on another thread, but one of my favorite scenes is in the Jon Voight film, "Conrack"...Watch from 29:09 where Conrack is trying to teach the virtues of classical music to his students...


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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by H. callahan » 13 Aug 2017 05:39

To be honest i havn´t read the complete thread so there might be some repetition:

In the movie "Constantine" Keanu Reeves plays "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck on a tt. I remember the tt not being very high grade.

In "Mission Impossible 5" a Technics is used to laser-display Ethan Hunt his mission.

In "Valkyrie" with Tom Cruise there is a pretty challenging shot of a grammophone playing the Valkyrie.

In "Comedian Harmonists" is at least on shot of a grammo playing.

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Post by andybeau » 13 Aug 2017 07:36

Progman2112 wrote:Just saw "To Sir With Love".Sidney Poitier takes a job as a High School teacher in England and the kids are hanging out listen to records at school.Also starring Lulu who sings title track.Good movie.
And includes The Mindbenders. Great film.

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Post by RockerFrank » 19 Nov 2017 11:45

Just saw "John and Mary" from 1969. I've never seen such a turntable before. There's no tonearm in sight, he pushes a button on the black box and the cartridge comes out like that. What kind of a console is this?
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Post by whitenoise » 19 Nov 2017 12:04

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Post by CCC74 » 19 Nov 2017 20:18

Okay not a record player, but analog. The girl with the dragon tattoo. During a pivotal scene Martin Vagner is listening to Enya on a reel to reel. There looks to be two tube power ams and a preamp. It looks like it might be a Mcintosh.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by fscl » 20 Nov 2017 06:18

Though not a TV show or Movie about music, Baby Driver has a killer soundtrack.... :wink: =D> =D> =D>



Several scenes with turntables and vinyl media along with analog methods of production, ie magnetic strips on punch cards.

Killer remix cassette tape collection...... :wink:

Happy viewing edge of the seat getaways...... =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by H. callahan » 20 Nov 2017 07:49

Just saw "John and Mary" from 1969. I've never seen such a turntable before. There's no tonearm in sight, he pushes a button on the black box and the cartridge comes out like that. What kind of a console is this?
I don´t know the tt, but the way it looks like it must be an early linear player.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by RockerFrank » 20 Nov 2017 11:04

H. callahan wrote:
RockerFrank wrote:Just saw "John and Mary" from 1969. I've never seen such a turntable before. There's no tonearm in sight, he pushes a button on the black box and the cartridge comes out like that. What kind of a console is this?
I don´t know the tt, but the way it looks like it must be an early linear player.
So this is the linear tracking thing that everybody talks about. I never knew what that meant.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by H. callahan » 21 Nov 2017 07:09

Well, yes and no.

It is a linear tracking tt, but the design is very unusual for a linear tt. It´s the first time i´ve seen such a linear tt. They usually rather look like this:
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/Sony/ps-lx500.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/pio ... l800.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/yamaha/px-3.shtml

Linear tracking means that the cartridge always is parallel to the groove. A normal tt has a tonearm where the pivot is fixed and so the tonearm swings across the record and isn´t always parallel to the groove.
On a linear tt usually the pivot of the tonearm is on a base which moves from right to left during playback - so the cartridge is always parallel to the groove.

This special linear tt from "John and Mary" just moves the cartridge along the record. That´s a very unusual linear design, but also keeps the cartridge parallel to the groove all the time.

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Re: Records played in movies and tv shows

Post by RockerFrank » 21 Nov 2017 09:01

H. callahan wrote:Well, yes and no.

It is a linear tracking tt, but the design is very unusual for a linear tt. It´s the first time i´ve seen such a linear tt. They usually rather look like this:
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/Sony/ps-lx500.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/pio ... l800.shtml
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/yamaha/px-3.shtml

Linear tracking means that the cartridge always is parallel to the groove. A normal tt has a tonearm where the pivot is fixed and so the tonearm swings across the record and isn´t always parallel to the groove.
On a linear tt usually the pivot of the tonearm is on a base which moves from right to left during playback - so the cartridge is always parallel to the groove.

This special linear tt from "John and Mary" just moves the cartridge along the record. That´s a very unusual linear design, but also keeps the cartridge parallel to the groove all the time.
That was a great explanation, now I get it. Thanks!

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