Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by rahulyong » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:26 am

film by woody allen vicky christina barcelona has them attending a private classical guitar concert in a garden... spectacular scene if u ask me:)

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Post by Sobers » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:13 pm

VCB has been mentioned several times in this post... thanks

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Post by Sobers » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:09 pm

Update: The Black Hole (2015) features a violinist....
and..... how many of you watched/watching & enjoying the TV series Mozart in the Jungle....?

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Post by Bill B » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:15 pm

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Post by robert e » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:40 pm

Cool thread! I'm newish to the forum and just discovered it. Thanks for all the great suggestions.

FYI, Hilary and Jackie, mentioned earlier in this thread, is about the Du Pre' sisters.

Departures is a Japanese film about a cellist who gives up a classical music career, returns to the small town home he grew up in and finds a job preparing the dead for burial. The job, the instrument, classical music, the father who abandoned him, will all play a part in his enlightenment. The film is overly ambitious, but charming and at times profound, and there is much beautiful music, and beautiful silences.

Fingers stars Harvey Keitel as a mob enforcer who is also an aspiring concert pianist. Yep.

First Name Carmen is a movie by Jean Luc Godard that includes a string quartet and much Beethoven (the late quartets). More or less about a gang that robs banks to finance a movie production that will be the cover for a kidnapping; one of of the gang has a weird movie director uncle, played by Godard, who is to direct the movie, but at times appears to be directing First Name Carmen...

Truly Madly Deeply is a wry comedy/drama, with Alan Rickman as a cellist whose ghost returns to his grieving wife. Roger Ebert called it "'Ghost' for adults". The cello music is mostly (or maybe all?) Bach.

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by robert e » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:43 pm

Sobers wrote: how many of you watched/watching & enjoying the TV series Mozart in the Jungle....?
A guilty pleasure for sure!

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by Bill B » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:40 pm

Book of life :-)
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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by rueggal » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:34 pm

The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) by spanish Regisseur Pere Portabella from 2007.
Beautiful film (not only) about bachs life and how he got discovered by Mendelssohn. Interesting szenes, and overwhelming music.

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Post by phoebe368 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:18 pm

I recently watched a pbs documentary on Sharon Isbin which was really good.

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Post by phoebe368 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:21 pm

I also heard that the movie "Jeux Interdit" in english "Forbidden Games" inspired a lot of people to pick up the guitar when it first came out.

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by Sobers » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:12 am

Update:

1) If I stay (2014) features a Cellist who prepares for an audition in Juilliard

2) De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté (2005) /The Beat That My Heart Skipped, is about a pianist who started Piano after many years and struggled for an audition. (Remake of Fingers 1978 ??)

3) Los Tarantos (1963) is an old Flamenco movie

4) King of the Gypsies (1978)

5) The piano (1993)

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by Sobers » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:08 pm

Some movies featuring Jazz:

Paris Blues (1961)
Born to be blue (2015)
Miles Ahead (2015)
Whiplash (2014) {I mentioned earlier}
&
Swing (2001) another movie featuring Gypsy Jazz and music of Django Reinhardt after Woody Allen movie Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
{almost all movies by Tony Gatlif contain some musical instruments and musicians}

returning to classical:
La tourneuse de pages (2006)

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by Ariel_96 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:49 am

Dave H wrote:"Once upon a time in mexico" Antonio Banderas.

"Crossroads" Story about a young classical guitarist who is searching for a lost song by Robert Johnson. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossroads_(1986_film)
Steve Vai acts in Crossroads.

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by brianvds » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:35 am

rahulyong wrote:film by woody allen vicky christina barcelona has them attending a private classical guitar concert in a garden... spectacular scene if u ask me:)
That scene was the very first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread title. ;-)

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 am

"Tous Les Matins Du Monde"

"Upon his wife's death, viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle) is overwhelmed with grief and retreats from the outside world. The musician moves with his two daughters (Anne Brochet, Carole Richert) into a small house in his garden, where he attempts to create a haven. However, word of his musical talent reaches aspiring musician Marin Marais (Guillaume Depardieu, Gérard Depardieu), who intrudes on Colombe's seclusion with the hope of finding a mentor."

In French but wonderful even if one has no French and there are no subs.
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