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Post by Big V » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:39 am

Sweet And Lowdown is really amazing! Great acting by Sean Penn and extremely funny!

A few not already mentioned..

"Human Traffic"

"Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain" -> Music by Yann Tiersen

"Standing In The Shadows Of Motown" -> The band behind Motown

"Dave Chapelle's Block Party" -> Directed by Michel Gondry

"Dig!" The Story behind the Brian Jonestown Masscacre and the Dandy Warhols (mentioned by Homebelly)

"The Future Is Unwritten" -> Joe Strummer

"Paris Blues" -> Sidney Potier and Paul Newman who are both Jazz musicians working and living in Paris in the beginning of the 60ies

"Steely Dan - Two Against Nature"

"The Blues" by Martin Scorsese -> Documentary in different parts by different directors (Wenders, Scorsese, Eastwood)

"Beneath The Underdog" -> Documentary about the great Charles Mingus,
you'll find that on Youtube

"Latcho Drom" and "Swing" by Tony Gatlif! My two favourite movies ever!

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Post by Heiko » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:20 pm

Step across the border - Fred Frith, amazing, the title says it all ... emb=0&aq=f#

beat street, for old school breakdance lifestyle and cool music (Grandmaster Flash, etc) ... emb=0&aq=f#

and all mentioned before

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Post by djsynchro » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:26 pm

Awesome! :D

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Post by Saxer » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:41 pm

some of my all time favourite scores

blade runner (vangelis)
back to the future (alan silvestri)
jungle book (Sherman brothers)
the good, the bad and the ugly (morricone)
pink panther (mancini)
star wars & jurassic park (williams)

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Post by oblique strategies » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:45 pm

So many good recommendations in this thread. Here's a few of mine:

Vertigo – 1958, Bernard Herrmann
Delirious! My favorite score by Bernard Herrmann.

Psycho – 1960, Bernard Herrmann
All strings. A classic.

Solaris - 2002, Cliff Martinez
Really good ambient/mood music featuring tuned-percussion-like sounds.

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders – 1970, Lubos Fiser & Jan Klusak
Wonderful acoustic music, the perfect match for this uniquely beautiful film.

Carnival Of Souls – 1962, Gene Moore
The ultimate in eerie organ music

Bride Of Frankenstein - 1935, Franz Waxman
Opulent, evocative symphonic score, truly great.

Roots, Rock, Reggae – 1977, various dread artists.
Amazing documentary filmed in Jamaica during Reggae’s golden age. If you love Reggae then this is a must. See Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry working his magic in the Black Ark studio!!!

Werner Herzog movies with soundtracks by Popol Vuh:
Like Hitchcock & Herrmann, another match made in heaven.
Aguirre - 1972
Nosferatu - 1979
Heart Of Glass – 1976
Fitzcaraldo – 1982
The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser - 1974
Cobra Verde – 1987
Even Dwarfs Started Small - 1970
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner – 1974

Eraserhead – 1977, Alan Splet & David Lynch, with support by organist Fats Waller
One of the most hypnotic moods ever created.

The Shining – 1980, Penderecki, Bartok, Ligeti, & Walter/Wendy Carlos
Dark & brooding, another great Kubrick score. If you like this check out The Exorcist for more fearful music.

The Thing – 1982, Ennio Morricone & an uncredited John Carpenter.
Chilly & chilling, captures a sense of foreboding.

Once Upon A Time In America – 1984, Ennio Morriconne
Just saw this for the first time: wow! Might well be director Sergio Leone & composer Morricone’s best work (director’s cut NOT the butchered cut released in the ever dumbed-down US of A).

Stalker –1979, Eduard Artemyev
I don’t remember this music clearly, but I will never forget the mood I was in after watching this film.

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Post by djsynchro » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:58 pm

Tarekith wrote:"Touch The Sound"
Wow! That's right up my street: Arty kling klang weird music!!! Only watched a third of it and had to go to sleep - going to watch the rest now.

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Post by dm_hawk » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:49 am

dhilsabeck wrote:La Vie En Rose

This is about Edith Piaff, whom I knew nothing about. It's pretty impressive.
damned good flick
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Post by elblanco » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:02 am

Latcho Drom

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Post by jeskola » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:06 pm

MOst of the John Carpenter movies - assault on precinct 13 and the fog for great synth work.

I recently got this ... B00026W85W

Really good dark synth work on there.

The latest batman movies soundtrack is lovely... also check out Gladiators score by Hans zimmer.

28 days later

Bladerunner is the king of movie soundtracks - track down the 3 cd version if you can.

The original star wars movies.


Angel Heart
( i once put this on in a room where a couple of people were having whities :twisted: :lol: )


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Post by nylarch » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:58 pm

"Let's Get Lost", the Chet Baker documentary is epic.

So is "Straight, No Chaser" about Monk.

I quite liked "Round Midnight" - mid '80's I think drama about expat American jazzbo's starring Dexter Gordon. Herbie Hancock and a lot of other legends are in it.

I have that Soulwax thing in my Netflix queue and can't wait to see it.....
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Post by SubFunk » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:31 pm

many have been mentioned already, just wanna add Beat Street, classic hip hop. out of times where you still could listen to that genre.
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Post by funky shit » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:52 pm

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Human traffic


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Post by telekom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:40 pm

Brothers Of The Head - awesome punk-recreated soundtrack by Clive Langer. And a very good creepy strange film too.
And a definite +1 for La Vie En Rose - awesome performance, awesome music.
Another +1 for Control - great to find that the Joy Division songs were played live by the cast.
And a truly superb film with an absolute belter of a soundtrack is Morvern Callar - Aphex Twin, Lee Scratch Perry, Can, Broadcast...
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Post by djsynchro » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:51 pm

Just checked Morvern Callar, looks like a must-see. That "touch the sound" movie was awesome seriously artsy stuff! john Carpenter - I love all his stuff his music is definitely an influence.

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Post by six_o_clock_crow » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:05 pm

'30th Century Man' - Scott Walker doc, with footage of him in the studio during the making of his most recent album 'The Drift' (amazingly experimental and inspirational to me.)

'No Directon Home' - Scorsese's Dylan doc

There's a Magic Band DVD I bought when my old band played with them a couple of years ago... can't remember the name off the top of my head. But amazing live footage and a great documentary on there too.
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