Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

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Re: Movies featuring Classical guitar (or any instrument)

Post by Dave » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:23 pm

The Adventures of Picasso (Swedish: Picassos äventyr from 1978) , a really cool movie that I happened upon at a video store in the '90s had some spanish guitar I think, also a scene with violin playing "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair".
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Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:37 pm

Friday the 13th, the original 1980 film, had a character playing a piece on a classical guitar (I happened to catch it on TV while channel surfing on Halloween night, waiting for kids to come trick-or-treating!). The actor was clearly so bad at pretending that they only showed him from the back! I don't know what the piece was.

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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:44 pm

Now I think about it, there's a scene in I think Blade Runner, where there's a piano with some music on the stand, and I remember pausing the video and it was the slow movement of the Vivaldi D major concerto for probably keyboard and guitar. But you had to look hard to see what it was.
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Post by Play4Fun » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:37 pm

I loved the guitar music in The Best of Youth 2005 Italian film. I watched it again just to hear the music.

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Post by hoppy » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:04 pm

The Assad Brothers did the soundtrack for the movie Natsu No Niwa (suite). Haven't seen it but have the CD.
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Post by Vesper » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:47 pm

Lobster, a new 2016 movie, features an on camera husband and wife guitar duo playing the famous "Romance"

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Post by Marc Friedlander » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:02 pm

Forbidden Games
-a classic film by Francois Truffot (sp?)
In this movie, CG is not the subject of the film, but is featured prominently - I think the guitarist may be Yepes. It's a very watchable movie, for a classic.

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Post by cedartop » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:14 pm

Tous les matins du monde (1991) or All the Mornings of the World - Fantastic film featuring Gerard Depardieu as Marin Marais - viola da gamba player extraordinaire. The film and the music are both superb.
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Post by Vesper » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:51 pm

"Hannah" has an on screen gypsy/flamenco style guitarist playing accompanied rasguedos to the dancers and singers.

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Post by Frousse » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:58 pm

"Paris Blues" with Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier features various musical instruments and real jazz musicians. The movie includes a scene featuring a classical guitar piece.

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Post by Sobers » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm

How could I forget this, a comedy movie We will never have Paris (2014).. where the protagonist is a struggling jazz pianist who followed his girlfriend to Paris where there was a man called Guillaume who had a Vuillaume (violin made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume) and he played Mozart's 2nd violin concerto (if I remember correctly) then the hero accidentally stepped on it.

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Post by Sobers » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:40 pm

More updates:
Punch Drunk Love (2002) .. story had a surreal presence of an European Harmonium.

Harmonium (1976) an Indian Bengali movie featuring Indian harmonium.

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Post by Sobers » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:33 pm

ATTENTION !

The movie Mangoré or Mangoré, Por Amor al Arte (2015) is there on YT.
Watch it before it gets deleted.

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Post by Simon the Pieman » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:50 pm

Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but definitely La Busqueda (all about the life of Paco de Lucia). Wonderful stuff, featuring possibly the greatest flamenco guitarist of the last few decades.

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Post by Sobers » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:38 am

Simon the Pieman wrote:Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but definitely La Busqueda (all about the life of Paco de Lucia). Wonderful stuff, featuring possibly the greatest flamenco guitarist of the last few decades.
I was about to mention La Busqueda, I watched it as a hot potato. We flamenco lovers consider Paco as the greatest Flamenco guitarist of all time. :)
There are a whole lot other Flamenco documentaries I've watched which are not so 'mainstream'.

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