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    Default Films about music

    Recommend some! Not necessarily biopics, most of which Ive probably seen.

    Later I will stun you with the revelation of the best film about music ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Recommend some! Not necessarily biopics, most of which Ive probably seen.

    Later I will stun you with the revelation of the best film about music ever made.
    those ken russell bbc films
    all ken russell films about composers/musicians
    radio on
    great rock n roll swindle
    wildstyle
    spike lee's bad 25

    fantasia is the best film about music though.
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    Tell me more about the Russells. I have but a hazy memory of them.

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    I really enjoyed 'Eight Days a Week' recently, but you've probably seen that one.

    As cheesy as 'Sing Street' was, I think it really captured the typical teenage love affair with music, the way music glamorises life in a boring place, the joy of writing songs and band practices with your mates.

    Isn't 'Love and Mercy' supposed to be good? The Brian Wilson biopic.

    Can anyone tell me if 'Walk the Line' is worth watching?

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    Walk the line is worthy but dull. Commitments did not age well, but is a good pick cos it actually tries to talk about what music means rather than just play it by the numbers. Will have to check out the Wilson thing.

    Anything more metaphysical? 'Saddest music in the world' was by far the biggest disappointment.

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    'The Beat my Heart Skipped' isn't really about music, but it revolves around an aspiring concert pianist so I'll mention it anyway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Be..._Heart_Skipped

    Thinking of pianists, Haneke's 'The Piano Teacher' comes to mind. Again, not really about music, but music is an extremely important aspect of the movie (and the book).

    Also, here's a movie I've not seen but want to see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty...ut_Glenn_Gould

    My favourite movie about music might actually be 'School of Rock' but that's about as non-metaphysical as you can get!

    How is 'Nashville'?

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    i like school of rock too.

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    fantasia is the best film about music though.
    You slipped that one in after edit! Not true.

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    Come on lads, it's obviously Amadeus

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    So many films about musicians, but so few about music.

    Did anyone see drumline? Way better than whiplash.


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    Good Vibrations
    The Harder They Come, Spinal Tap obvs
    The Music Lovers by Russell
    Inside Llewyn Davis (I hate the Coens, but I quite liked this)
    Lady Sings the Blues (tho a biopic)
    Laurel Canyon (sort of)

    TV series rather than film, but The Get Down from last year was intermittently fantastic.

    Whiplash is definitely one of the most hilariously bad films I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Good Vibrations

    Inside Llewyn Davis (I hate the Coens, but I quite liked this)
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    This is interesting, cos that's such a Coen-y Coen brothers movie.

    Sort of like a Coens take on Amadeus - the tragedy of being only talented, and then blown off life's stage by a genius.

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