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Music Movies Recommendations

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:42 pm
by djsynchro
Any good recommendations? Can also be a movie with a kick-ass/remarkable/whatever soundtrack, or something so arty that it inspires creating (music of course). Or a concert film.

I finally watched the Moog documentary. What a great guy!

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:45 pm
by beats me

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:49 pm
by djsynchro
Aaargh! I have tried watching that so many times I never made it to the end something to do with the fact that... it's really fucking boring? Do like the songs though! Doe, a deer a female deer....

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:52 pm
by beats me
Alright, check out the Groove Armada live DVD. There should only be one.

You'll feel like a talentless twat when you see how much of their music they play using actual musicians.

And a Groove Armada live show and DJ show are not the same thing, so nobody hate!

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:04 am
by dhilsabeck
La Vie En Rose

This is about Edith Piaff, whom I knew nothing about. It's pretty impressive.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:23 am
by Tarekith

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:27 am
by Tone Deft
interesting question...

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a 1983 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. the first of three. amazing slow speed photography (things move faster than they really do) with great soundtrack, a real bong warming experience.

The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust - Bowie's last concert as 'the man who fell from the sky' filmed by DA Pennebaker, the best documentarian of all time. Mick Ronson (guitar player) absolutely melts speakers in this one.

Pink Floyd - The Wall - if you haven't seen this, go see it NOW FFS.

24 Hour Party People - life behind the scenes of Manchester in the late 70s into the 90s, based around Joy Division and their manager Tony Little.

It's All Gone Pete Tong - a tarnce DJ goes def and loses his shit.

Fantasia - Disney from the 30s, read the backstory on how/why it was made, pretty incredible. the first surround sound movie ever made, but it was only presented in surround once in some theater in Chicago.

Pump Up The Volume - not the Christian Slater movie, this is a documentary on house music, very very well done, it's available online, easy to find.

Blues Brothers - great cameos, great movie.

Underworld - Everything Everything - them in concert, they rock, GREAT sound.

Monterey Pop Festival - amazing performances by great 60s musicians, really captures that time when white guys starting playing blues and jazz met rock. the full DVD set is hours and hours long.

Spinal Tap - classic movie that nails most of the rock band cliches.

Decline of Western Civilization - documentary on 80s metal and the decline of western civilization.

The Graduate - classic Simon and Garfunkel tunes

Harold and Maude - classic Cat Stevens tunes

Tommy - The Who, another one with great cameos.

The Harder They Come - classic Jimmy Cliff, a highly sampled movie as well.

All the Mornings of the World (Tous les matins du monde) - a man's wife dies but he finds he can summon her ghost by playing his cello alone at night, AMAZING music.

Made In Sheffield - documents the rise of the influential post-punk movement that emerged from Sheffield in the late 70s, defined by the electronic pop of The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Heaven 17 and ABC.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 am
by weeddigger

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Minilogue Animals DVD...

Looks cool, I might pick this up myself.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:47 am
by dhilsabeck
I thought this was about music-themed movies.

If you mean movies with good soundtracks, I have to give a shout out to Vince DiCola for his work in Rocky IV.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:21 am
by OvertoneZero






Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:27 am
by grimleyj

The Commitments

Hmmm ... first 2 to mind and both have Glen Hansard in them.
I don't usually listen to this type of music but these are great films imho.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:02 am
by djsynchro
Wow! Thanx everybody that should keep me busy for a while, lots of them I haven't seen. :D The Woodstock documentary is pretty cool. So funny to hear people say "cats" and "far out man" :D

Oh another one, Blade Runner, one of my favourite ever movies, I generally hate Vangelis, but somehow the Blade Runner soundtrack is just perfect! Those eerie glissandi up and down are done by changing the delay time on the Roland Space Echo.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:09 am
by djsynchro
Tone Deft wrote: Koyaanisqatsi
And there are 2 more that I've never seen! (And the first one I haven't seen for ages) Will check out the rest of your list as well :D

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:10 am
by knotkranky
The pick of destiny > < this is great stuff

school of rock

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:19 am
by jerry123
Instrument: Fugazi
American Hardcore
Imaginary Landscapes: Brian Eno
Electroma: Daft Punk
Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads
Rock'n'Roll Highschool
The Year Punk Broke
10 Years of Fucking Around: NOFX
Some Kind of Monster: Metallica
Heavy Metal Parking Lot

...Walk the Line, Ray, Moulin Rouge

umm ...

Remember the show Coprock?