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Muse: Lights, Camera, Music!

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  • Lilith __,

    I must admit a great fondness for the Giorgio Moroder score in the 1984 re-release of Metropolis.

    Although I'm sure a live orchestra would be amazing!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    typo: three ting circus

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • kiwicmc,

    Like a disturbingly enjoyable Force-choke to the nuts.

    nice line!

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • pftqg,

    I saw this here in Sydney just a couple of weeks ago (although obviously with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and in the Opera House) and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Sydney, Australia • Since Dec 2006 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Like a disturbingly enjoyable Force-choke to the nuts.

    I believe that actually happened in Spaceballs.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4301 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Mum's off to see Metropolis with the NZSO tonight, Craig. She had no idea what it was all about, so thanks to you, I was able to enlighten her. Say hello if you see her!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Opening to Paris Texas. Ry Cooder rules.



    I suspect this was the first vaguely arthouse film I ever saw - at Charley Greys, I think (although it may have been the theatre under the Auckland library, the name of which escapes me now) Back in about 1986-87.

    Opening sequence blew me away.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 803 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Rob; the Academy?

    A bit off the subject but I have started doing guest blogs for Critical Studies in Television Online (http://www.cstonline.tv), if you want to check them out. The latest one is about the SoHo channel ('Soho or So-so?')

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2311 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Rob Hosking,

    Ah, Wim... great taste in music but the actual moves are more of a mixed bag. Pina was one of the highlights of my Film Festival season this year, but also the first Wenders joint I've enjoyed since Faraway, So Close! (and I was definitely in the critical minority on that puppy).

    Here's me showing my age, but I first saw Paris, Texas on television. Yes, Virginia, there was a time B.M.T (Before Maori Television) when you could see "arthouse" flicks on FTA television without it being strictly obligatory to be an unemployed insomniac.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11990 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rob Hosking,

    Can't recall whether it was Charley Gray's or the Academy either, or whether you and I even discussed movies. Must have been the 87 or 88 Film Fest where I first saw Wender's lyrical Wings of Desire (twice). Love song to a city and a culture; changed my life.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16661 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

    I was there too. Saw it again in Berlin in an open air cinema a few years later and it changed my life again.

    As for Until the end of the world, I tried to like it, but the world ended first.

    ETA

    Opening to Paris Texas. Ry Cooder rules.

    Indeed he does. I've been hunting for the legendary Soundtrack to Southern Comfort since the world began, but not since the invention of YouTube.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2137 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    in Berlin in an open air cinema

    bastard :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16661 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

    bastard :)

    Yes, your reply is fully warranted. Carry on. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2137 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    Until the end of the world

    The perils of distracting directors with new toys. The other HDTV production pilot was perhaps better integrated (being Greenaway, clip includes some NSFW buttocks):

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16661 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    being Greenaway

    I left this alone earlier, because once you hit Greenaway, days pass, and before you know it you’re being slow roasted over a fire and consumed by your peers. Or drowned.

    One thing this does bring to mind is all the excellent soundtracks of the late 80s, early 90s films. Of course there are many good soundtracks being made today I’m sure, it’s just, TBH, none that have stuck in my memory as much as say Paris Texas, Betty Blue, Siesta or Baghdad Cafe, to name a few.

    Nick Cave's songs in Wings of Desire arguably deserve a repeat (I almost wrote retweet – what’s the world coming to?)

    As does Crime and the City Solution’s Six Bells Chime.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2137 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    once you hit Greenaway, days pass, and before you know it you’re being slow roasted over a fire and consumed by your peers. Or drowned.

    Word.

    Bagdad Cafe!! Thanks for the reminder.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=pQiLsTa5jl8

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lilith __,

    <dupe>

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16661 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lilith __,

    if you paste the full address without the square brackets (and any playlist/translation references like "NR=1"), the site does the rest.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16661 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

    Three for...

    The intro to this is still one of my favourite, and most haunting, pieces of piano music.

    And Calling You is simply magic.

    ETA: Ahem. Judging by the screen shot, slightly NSFW, if you're prudish.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2137 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    I'm not sure if this wondrous piece from Diva is Satie, or faux-Satie, but it's gorgeous all the same

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    Satie, or faux-Satie

    I think the latter. It’s brilliant nevertheless, and thanks for reminding me.
    Here’s Satie for comparison.

    ETA: Composer was Vladimir Cosma.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2137 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Thanks, Jackson. There is something very divine about French piano music. Debussy, Faure, Satie -- aaaah.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Not film releated, but for those who like piano music, may I recommend 'movement', by Module, on Wellington's Loop Recordings.

    You can listen to it here.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2396 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Maybe Michael Nyman deserves a mention here? Not just Greenaway, but also The Piano, Gattaca, and The End of the Affair (which would have been much less without it).

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3447 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    As for Until the end of the world, I tried to like it, but the world ended first.

    I agree, but oh, what a glorious soundtrack.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

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