Top 5 music movies

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    Top 5 music movies

    OK, I borrowed the headline from a John Cusack movie, but there are some very good movies about music out there. Just off the top of my head I could suggest:
    Caddilac Records
    Great Balls of Fire
    Across the Universe
    Walk the Line
    O Brother Where Art Thou
    Roustabout
    A Prairie Home Companion
    The Last Waltz
    Buena Vista Social Club
    Cry Baby
    I'm sure you all have other opinions, which is what makes it fun. I'll reveal my top 5 later.
     
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    Hard Day's Night
    This is Spinal Tap
    Quadrophenia
    The Buddy Holly Story
    Welcome to my Nightmare
     
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    Anvil! The story of Anvil
     
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    I'm curious if anybody in here remembers a ridiculous animated film from somewhere in the early '80s called American Pop.

    I'm not sure exactly why that particular film popped into my head when I opened this thread. I don't recall it being any good. As I remember it, it was trying to capitalize on the . . .   ummmmm . . .  success? . . .  of Heavy Metal and was loosely based on a Janis Joplin-type character.

    Either that or I'm entirely wrong.

    In any case, if concert films count you'd have to put The Last Waltz somewhere pretty close to the top of the list.
     
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    Purple Rain
    Almost Famous
    That Thing You Do
    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story  "the wrong kid died."
     
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    Not mentioned yet FTR (I don't have any faves other than Spinal Tap):

    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Nashville 
    Ray

    (Hi, Carnie!)  :)

     
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    Gee, and I thought that was a lovely sentiment Laughing

    Back on topic ... Stop Making Sense
     
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    Does the animated "Heavy Metal" count as a RnR movie?
     
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    [QUOTE]Not mentioned yet FTR (I don't have any faves other than Spinal Tap): Coal Miner's Daughter Nashville  Ray (Hi, Carnie!)  :)
    Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]Ray is one I was going to mention, as was The Buddy Holly Story. FTR my top 5 are
    Roustabout (because Elvis plays a carnie)
    Cry Baby (because I love me some rockabilly)
    Great Balls of Fire (because of the great scene where Jerry Lee lights his piano on fire during the song of the same name just to give Chuck something to follow)
    Caddilac Records (Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Chuck Berry and Etta James)
    O Brother Where Art Thou (because I love string band music)
    Honorable mention to Buena Vista Social Club for having Ry Cooder playing jazz.
     
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    A Hard Day's Night ... "He's very clean."
    This Is Spinal Tap ... "You can't dust for vomit."
    Almost Famous ... "I am a golden god!!!"
    "The Buddy Holly Story" ... "Tell them 'Boo-lah Boo-lah!'"
    "Walk the Line" ... "Maybe I am."

     
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    Forrest Gump has the best soundtrack of all time.  Two discs, and nothing short of spectacular.  I listened to it multiple times a day growing up.
     
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    "The Kids are Alright" ranks high with me.  Made a big impression on me when I was in Junior H.S.  Made me want to play guitar.

    Easy Rider was a really cool soundtrack.
     
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    INPO

    Across The Universe
    Great Balls Of Fire
    The Buddy Holly Story
    Backbeat
    Purple Rain
      
     
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    I see a lot of people have mentioned Across the Universe. I have to admit that I enjoyed it very much and was pleasantly surprised how they put it all together.
     
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    My top 5**, inpo:

    Almost Famous
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    High Fidelity
    This Is Spinal Tap
    I Am Trying To Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco


    ** leaving aside concert films, which to me are a separate genre, and so go those, inpo:

    Stop Making Sense
    How The West Was Won
    The Last Waltz
    The Concert For Bangladesh
    Okonokos


    Bonus: "The T.A.M.I. Show"
     
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    [QUOTE]I'm curious if anybody in here remembers a ridiculous animated film from somewhere in the early '80s called American Pop . I'm not sure exactly why that particular film popped into my head when I opened this thread. I don't recall it being any good. As I remember it, it was trying to capitalize on the . . .   ummmmm . . .  success? . . .  of Heavy Metal and was loosely based on a Janis Joplin-type character. Either that or I'm entirely wrong. In any case, if concert films count you'd have to put The Last Waltz somewhere pretty close to the top of the list.
    Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]


    American Pop was a Ralph Bakshi (Fritz The Cat) creation, somewhat notable for its use of rotoscoping animation.  A novelty perhaps, but one with considerable merit of its own, IMO.
     
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     I'm kind of surprised there's no mention of Woodstock,Circus of the stars or Crossroads
     
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    [QUOTE]Forrest Gump has the best soundtrack of all time.  Two discs, and nothing short of spectacular.  I listened to it multiple times a day growing up.
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]
    This isn't about soundtracks, m'dear.  If it were, we'd be having a whole different discussion.  Gotcha.  :D   And I'll go with "Grosse Pointe Blank" for that matter.  

     
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    i feel as though soundtracks from movies made by bands with the music playing a major part in the script shouldn't really be held up against soundtracks from movies where the music isn't central but rather in the background

    and again, forrest gump rules all!

     
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    The hills are alive .......... with The Sound Of Music.  Love that Julie Andrews.
     
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    I should also add Pink Floyd's -The Wall
     
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    [QUOTE]i feel as though soundtracks from movies made by bands with the music playing a major part in the script shouldn't really be held up against soundtracks from movies where the music isn't central but rather in the background and again, forrest gump rules all!
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]

    That's really a distinction without a difference, IMO.

    Any piece of music in a film is there for a reason; that it becomes iconic or "part of the script" (which may or may not be true) is a function as much of the film than the music itself.  That is, unless the character is actually singing the lyrics or playing the tune, then that's a scripted action.

    And I'm with you on Forrest Gump (the soundtrack - not the movie which I have problems with); it's a great classic rock soundtrack.  But is the music any more proscribed than say Dazed And Confused or Pulp Fiction...(or 2001, for that matter)...
     
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    Singing in the Rain
    Nashville
    West Side Story
    Sound of Music
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Top 5 music movies : That's really a distinction without a difference, IMO. Any piece of music in a film is there for a reason; that it becomes iconic or "part of the script" (which may or may not be true) is a function as much of the film than the music itself.  That is, unless the character is actually singing the lyrics or playing the tune, then that's a scripted action. And I'm with you on Forrest Gump (the soundtrack - not the movie which I have problems with); it's a great classic rock soundtrack.  But is the music any more proscribed than say Dazed And Confused or Pulp Fiction...(or 2001, for that matter)...
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]
    yeah, i agree. i was more referring to the beatles' efforts and others likethem.  movies that are there for the purpose of having the soundtrack, rather than soundtracks accenting the movie.

    however, this does not necessarily apply to the rock opera, as they are generally conceived with storyline.
     

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