Meaningful Movies About Music

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. GHook

    GHook Gretschie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Almost Famous was on the top of my list. It so brought me back to that early 70's era. Crowe nailed it. All my other favorite would be documentary in nature. Rumble (Link Wray) Django ( Sean Penn in the lead part) and a bunch of others.
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  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I went to school in Rhode Island, the Beaver Brown Band (who played the music) are from RI. Fun film.
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
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  5. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    This got me playing country again and buying 15 Gretsches.
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  6. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I can't see your link from here in France :)
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  7. Rckt-Brew

    Rckt-Brew Electromatic

    May 25, 2017
    Trabuco Canyon
    Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains


    and Repo Man (although not directly about music)
  8. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    Rumble. So much more than Link Wray. It'll be good for you.

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  9. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    The Yardbirds' scene in Blow Up.

  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Why are the audience members not reacting to the music at all? No head-bobbing, toe-tapping, swaying, let alone dancing.

    Makes me think of this:

  11. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Yes, they seemed like a good thing, Cafferty's voice matched Pare's image and Pare was rather convincing
    Disassociated artists....
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've worked with 2" video tape reel to reel, and 3/4" carts. Beta was the better video tape format technically, but Sony wanted so much for the rights to use their design that everyone went to VHS. I grew up with 8mm and 16mm film, then graduated to 35mm. I retired as a IATSE union projectionist doing something that I learned in first grade.
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  13. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    3 assumptions:
    - that was an instruction from the director,
    - they are blues snobs who are here to listen carefully instead of showing off,
    - they are close to panic, stunned by such wilderness from these young lads.
    Really cannot decide which one.

    Edit- 4th assumptions: they're all too stoned to react :D
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  14. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    One of the comments below the video said that most club audiences in London at the time reacted like that to local bands. (i.e. Just stood and watched..)
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  15. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    Stop Making Sense, featuring David Byrne and the Talking heads. I don't know why, but I still love that movie.

    Blinded by the light based on a true story in which the music of Bruce Springsteen helps someone through their teen years in which they felt out of place coming from a different culture. Parts of the movie were hard to watch since they hit too close to home. Growing up in the US as a first generation, was not easy, but it does make you resilient, and makes you appreciate good people like the ones on this forum.
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  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Spinal Tap: a parody uncomfortably close to the truth.......
  17. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Almost Famous and Sean Penn in Sweet and Lowdown for serious music movies but nothing beats the cheese....


  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Our new favourite - "Eurovision Song Contest - The Story of Fire Saga". Rachel McAdams was from the next town down the road from us.
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