Turntables in television and film

fiddlefye

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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is so well placed in that wonderful film.
Brilliant, and the use of Noyes Fludde. "All Britten, All the Time".... Noyes Fludde is a fun piece to put on. I got to conduct it once many years ago.
 

fiddlefye

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I always seem to make a little snort of either amusement or derision when a record player (or similar) is playing in a movie and the sound it is producing is nothing even vaguely like what the actual machine would sound like. Occasionally a movie does get that sort of thing right...
 

JohnVF

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Brilliant, and the use of Noyes Fludde. "All Britten, All the Time".... Noyes Fludde is a fun piece to put on. I got to conduct it once many years ago.
The soundtrack work on all of Wes Anderson's films is so good, going back to Rushmore (and maybe Bottle Rocket but I don't remember much of Bottle Rocket). I think he does a lot of it in collaboration with Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, which interests me because I cannot stand Devo, even being from Akron like they are...but I really like those soundtracks.
 

Thermionics

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The soundtrack work on all of Wes Anderson's films is so good, going back to Rushmore (and maybe Bottle Rocket but I don't remember much of Bottle Rocket). I think he does a lot of it in collaboration with Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, which interests me because I cannot stand Devo, even being from Akron like they are...but I really like those soundtracks.
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(kidding - music preferences are subjective)
 

JohnVF

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(kidding - music preferences are subjective)
I know! I have tried, I just can't do it. I can't cross that bridge into enjoying them. There's a whole era of music in the late '70s that I just cannot connect with, despite knowing many people who do...who I share other musical interests with. Devo, The B-52s, what else...Gang of Four? Talking Heads? It's stuff that I don't hate, but which doesn't move me at all. BUT... I also respect those that love it, because I can see how its unique, its not just crap pop music. I'm of the wrong age I think.
 

Thermionics

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I know! I have tried, I just can't do it. I can't cross that bridge into enjoying them. There's a whole era of music in the late '70s that I just cannot connect with, despite knowing many people who do...who I share other musical interests with. Devo, The B-52s, what else...Gang of Four? Talking Heads? It's stuff that I don't hate, but which doesn't move me at all. BUT... I also respect those that love it, because I can see how its unique, its not just crap pop music. I'm of the wrong age I think.
Gang of Four? Talking Heads?

[has the vapors]

Then again, I just can't get into Radiohead or Oasis, and only recently began to enjoy R.E.M., so I can sympathize.
 

JohnVF

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Gang of Four? Talking Heads?

[has the vapors]

Then again, I just can't get into Radiohead or Oasis, and only recently began to enjoy R.E.M., so I can sympathize.
We can find common ground in not getting into Oasis. That's one I can't understand the appeal of at all.

Talking Heads is one of those bands where, when I listen to them, I -know- that I should be enjoying them. It's all there. They sound 'important'. Good friends of mine LOVE them, including one who I share an otherwise identical musical taste with. But he's a decade older than me, and there must be something in the context of being there at the time, that I'm missing.

I'm on an opposite path with R.E.M. In my youth they were one of my favorite bands but they've fallen off. One of those bands that I think should have quit in their prime.
 

Thermionics

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We can find common ground in not getting into Oasis. That's one I can't understand the appeal of at all.

Talking Heads is one of those bands where, when I listen to them, I -know- that I should be enjoying them. It's all there. They sound 'important'. Good friends of mine LOVE them, including one who I share an otherwise identical musical taste with. But he's a decade older than me, and there must be something in the context of being there at the time, that I'm missing.

I'm on an opposite path with R.E.M. In my youth they were one of my favorite bands but they've fallen off. One of those bands that I think should have quit in their prime.
Well, to be clear, I'm going back into their back catalog, not their late stuff.

Ironically, it was Peter Buck's work with Filthy Friends that led me back to REM.
 

JohnVF

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Well, to be clear, I'm going back into their back catalog, not their late stuff.

Ironically, it was Peter Buck's work with Filthy Friends that led me back to REM.
I’m not even aware of Filthy Friends.
I like Murmur the best. Life’s Rich Pageant. Parts of others. And because it hit when I was 19, Automatic for the people.
 

fiddlefye

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I’m not even aware of Filthy Friends.
I like Murmur the best. Life’s Rich Pageant. Parts of others. And because it hit when I was 19, Automatic for the people.
I enjoy REM when they come up on a playlist, but seldom feel any huge desire to pull out a CD even though I have most of the earlier ones.
 

JohnVF

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Not to derail this thread entirely into REM, but I checked the above message on the train and then started listening to a song by The National, and in the middle Matt Berninger talk-sung that he was “binging hard on Annette Benning and listening to REM again” before the end of the song steals a few lyrics from REM’s Flowers of Guatemala. “The flowers cover everything, they cover over everything”.

One of those strange moments of serendipity that make you think the universe isn’t quite so happenstance.
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Found this on the web; “The Conversation” movie sports an ROK!
There’s also a few other ones:
Somehow I missed the technics in Ironman 3. Lara Croft tomb raider sports a nice TT, the mechanic and X-men first class aren’t left behind either.
 

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Thermionics

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I’m not even aware of Filthy Friends.
I like Murmur the best. Life’s Rich Pageant. Parts of others. And because it hit when I was 19, Automatic for the people.
Filthy Friends is a side project with members from Sleater-Kinney, REM, Young Fresh Fellows, Fastbacks, and (briefly) Nirvana and King Crimson.

Murmur and Document (esp. due to the cover of Wire's Strange) are probably my two favorite R.E.M. albums.
 
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