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Documentaries about a particular musical time and place?

Looking to watch music documentaries in context. Not just a single band. [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Apr 30, 2014 - 29 answers

Warm, modern, slightly epic classical music?

So there's classical music and then there's film score music, right? What I'm looking for is something in the middle that sounds modern, epic, but not overly bombastic (as cool as it can be, I'm not looking for Two Steps from Hell). Also, major bonus points if it's not actually from an existing film and not too purposely calming (by which I mean no whale sounds etc. the music I'm looking for would be calming but that shouldn't be it's reason for existing). A good example of what I'm looking for is this track from the second Thor soundtrack after the 50 second mark.
posted by sendai sleep master on Mar 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Film licencing filter: music video edition

I want to make a music video for my band, and invite people to send us their own home video of a certain kind of public event for us to include. Are there any legal issues here? Please explain them to me like I'm a clueless idiot because, when it comes to film licencing, I am. [more inside]
posted by greenish on Feb 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Music in films - is it possible to get a positive ID on a short segment?

The incidental music in a specific scene of Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch sounds a lot like the first half minute of something I have heard before, but it's not listed in the soundtrack. Is it possible to get a definitive answer on whether it's the same thing or it just sounds similar? [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Jan 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Books on philosophy and beauty, art, narrative, or metaphor

I'm well-read but pretty uneducated when it comes to philosophy, aside from having a working knowledge of the Post-Structuralists. I'm looking for philosophical books (it doesn't matter it they're canonical or not--I have not read most of the canon, but I also haven't read a lot of related books) that explore one or more of these areas: beauty, art, or narratives. (I just started Lyotard tonight, so no need to suggest him.) [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jul 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 18, 2013 - 47 answers

Diamonds in the haystack

I'm looking for the unexpected, overlooked masterpieces hiding within conventionally marginal artistic genres: novelty Christmas music albums, mass market cowboy novels, direct-to-video action movie sequels, etc. [more inside]
posted by Iridic on May 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Where can I get the Largo concert film?

I was watching some Jon Brion clips from this thread and was reminded of the concert film "Largo." It featured Brion, Flight of the Conchords, Fiona Apple, Louis C.K, Zach Galifianakis and heaps of other comedy and music acts performing at the old Largo Club in LA before they moved to the Coronet. Anyone know how one would be able to watch the Largo concert film that was made a few years back? [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert on Mar 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Where can I find the soundtrack to the King of Devil's Island?

I would like to acquire to soundtrack for the film King of Devil's Island? I am having difficulty doing so. I am fine with purchase or otherwise. I have scoured and came up empty. Any suggestions, oh Metafites?
posted by J0 on Jan 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Some music for making money to.

I'm looking for perspectives on what music composers generally charge for work on video games and films. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Jan 19, 2013 - 3 answers

"I'm in Love with a German Film Star"

Where is the sample of German from at the end of Ana Tijoux's Las Horas from the album La Bala?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Angelino Assistance Needed!

Recommend me some stuff to do in Los Angeles in January! [more inside]
posted by vibrotronica on Jan 6, 2013 - 19 answers

Films with great soundtracks?

What are some films with excellent soundtracks? [more inside]
posted by Bahro on Dec 24, 2012 - 64 answers

Let the rhythm pump!

What's some good, preferably obscure, music for an urban foot chase video? [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find Korean pop culture

I'm starting a Korean class next week, and I'd like to get a broader exposure to modern Korean media. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Sep 23, 2012 - 12 answers

DVD recommendation: like "Le Merle" but Region 2?

I'm looking for DVD recommendations - collections of films similar to "Le Merle" but available in Region 2... [more inside]
posted by KMH on Aug 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me not be an ass when applying sound to moving/interactive images.

Would you please suggest literature that deals with the theory or practice of scoring music and sound to moving images. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Jun 26, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I find another soundtrack writing job?

How do I go about getting another soundtrack writing job? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jun 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Movie musicals without show tunes?

What movies are like "The Blues Brothers" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" in that they have music, but not in the "show tunes" style of most musicals?
posted by TheophileEscargot on May 21, 2012 - 70 answers

Filmgaze

What are the movie equivalents of shoegaze music? [more inside]
posted by naju on Apr 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Documentaries on inspiring music education

What are the most inspiring, exciting documentaries on music education? [more inside]
posted by ChristopherS on Jan 11, 2012 - 11 answers

A small question concerning a music video.

This video of 'Departure' by Crystal Stilts seems to be comprised completely of documentary footage from the May '68 student uprising in Paris. However, there are a few shots in the video that are almost too 'perfect', specifically shots 4, 5 and 7, and I am wondering if they are in fact taken from a movie made at the time. If so, what film would that be? For some inexplicable reason I really need to know this.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) on Dec 27, 2011 - 3 answers

What are the best websites out there?

If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by maca on Oct 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Really, I'm just waiting for The Protomen to do this.

Music videos are a dime a dozen. However, it's pretty rare for an entire album to be made into a single video with a coherent narrative. What are some examples of this? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 14, 2011 - 31 answers

Movie-like memories

Some of my best memories, when I think back on them, become more cinematic than linear, more musical than factual. They are a flowing montage of events, energy, motion. Often the memory is of an adventure or journey. Why does this happen? Who has written or made art about the capacity for our memories to be transformed in this way? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on May 27, 2011 - 1 answer

Help finding a composition from an experimental film.

I can't seem to find out if a song used in a short experimental film is available anywhere. The film is "Tango" by Zbigniew Rybczynski. You can check the film out here. I believe it's from 1980. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by raintheory on Apr 14, 2011 - 1 answer

What should I do in LA in late April / early May?

Los Angeles - last week of April, first week of May. What should I absolutely not miss? And... can you recommend some good eats/drinks/hangouts in West Hollywood? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 18, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I get started in silent film solo piano accompaniment, as a hobby?

What are some good starting points on the study and performance of period silent film piano accompaniment? My end goals are modest, possibly to do a small show of classic comedic shorts or a famous feature for friends. I'm interested in both generic cues and full (piano) scores, as long as they're of the period. I've only just begun the research, so any introductory tips would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Feb 21, 2011 - 10 answers

From what film are these snippets taken?

Can anyone identify the source of the film snippets used in this Horsepower Productions track? [more inside]
posted by nougat on Jan 17, 2011 - 1 answer

Rock and Roll and the Erotic

Any recommendations for erotic film scenes, songs, literature, etc that incorporate rock and roll - like the kiss in The Runaways? Bonus points if it involves two girls. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

I need birthday present ideas that are less than 10 quid

I'm looking for present ideas for two thirty-five year old men who both like music, games, film and technology. The only criteria is that they should be available to buy in the UK and cost no more than £10. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Nov 19, 2010 - 6 answers

your head will collapse but there's nothing in it

I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Nov 16, 2010 - 41 answers

Ding Ding Song

[SongIdentityFilter] What is the song that starts a little before the 4 minute mark in this film snippet?
posted by Duffington on Jul 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Need help identifying Chinese song.

I need help identifying the very first (Chinese) song in this short film. I remember my mum having it on her mix tape when I was a young girl. Thank you in advance!
posted by branparsons on Apr 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Help a workaholic have a productive break.

I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Nov 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Unce unce bleep - "say what again"

Which movies have an electronic music soundtrack? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Jan 21, 2009 - 53 answers

I'd like a complete, sequential list of the music in Michael Mann's film "Heat".

I'd like a complete, sequential list of the music in Michael Mann's film Heat. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Film of 70s(?) group on road trip

A couple of years ago (?) a doco type film was released about a band on the road, and I remember that a train trip was a big part of it. I always intended to see it, but never did, and now I'd like to find a DVD of it. Metafytes, can you help me... [more inside]
posted by GeeEmm on Dec 12, 2008 - 3 answers

What movie was that piece of music in?

I'm trying to find an online database or wiki that is devoted solely to music in film. I'm looking for a site where I can either search for a piece of music and find out what films that piece of music appeared in, or search for a film and find out what music appeared in that film. Does this site exist?
posted by al_fresco on Nov 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Who owns rights to the use of the song in Film?

Can someone please explain how to get Synchronization Rights to a Cover Version of a song? Or who would have control of whether you can use a cover version in a film. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Sep 30, 2008 - 4 answers

I'm looking for individual track mp3's from film scores

Is there a way to buy individual film score tracks without buying the album? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Aug 23, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the smoothest teenage sex music?

If you were doing the soundtrack for a teen comedy, what song would you play in this scene? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 3, 2008 - 44 answers

How to license my songs to a student filmmaker?

What arrangements should I make with a student filmmaker who wants to use my music in his film? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 19, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me identify the solo violin melody/recording from Crispin Glover's "What Is It?"

What composition/recording does the eerie melody played by the solo violin in the trailer to Crispin Glover's film What Is It? come from? Does anyone recognize the tune and/or recording? (YouTube link to trailer inside). [more inside]
posted by treepour on Apr 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Can't get a good explanation...

Why is Judy Garland such a gay icon? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Feb 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Need help finding some Michael Nyman music

I need help identifying some film music by Michael Nyman. [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred on Feb 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Need Morricone Stills

Where could I find online scanned stills from movies scored by Morricone? Especially The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and The Mission. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jan 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Is this bit of jazz famous or just a movie score?

Is this piece of music, used in the film 'Forget Paris', just incidental music or a well known piece of jazz? If it is well known, what is it? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=O29IITBox2c (starts around 2:53) [mild expletive warning for the clip] I bought the soundtrack, composed by Marc Shaiman, and it's not on there.
posted by Ulleskelf on Dec 28, 2007 - 6 answers

What are tomorrow's avant-garde monuments

What are tomorrow's avant-garde art/film/writing monuments that are being done today? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Oct 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Best stores in Albuquerque, NM for musicals on CD?

Any recommendations for stores in Albuquerque, NM for the cast recordings and soundtracks for stage or film musicals on CD? The Borders and Barnes & Noble stores are pretty good, but I'm wondering if other stores in town have better selections. Thanks!
posted by jroybal on Aug 12, 2007 - 1 answer

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