Any DVD Movies with Classical Music?

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  1. Scott L

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    I can't get enough of the classical score on the bmwfilms.com DVD (the short directed by Ang Lee) and the Diva song in the 5th Element SB. I guess I just seem to like the way my system handles the music, pretty well for a cheap HT.

    Any other movies or even music DVDs that have some great classical music? Only one I can think off the top of my head is Amadeus. Thanks..

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    Immortal Beloved
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    There are also a number of video DVD's that feature concerts of classical music. Just ask about them at your local video store.

    Another movie that features classical music, of a sort -- operetta -- is Topsy Turvy, the film about Gilbert and Sullivan.

    There's also Mahler, the Ken Russell bio of Mahler.
     
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    Before you buy Amadeus be aware that Warner is supposedly working on a two-disc special edition DVD for release later this year.
     
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    2001: A Space Odyssey - Wonderful marriage of space/sci-fi images & classical music.
     
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    Try Excalibur.
     
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    I highly recommend Farinelli, a film from 1994 that features the music of Handel & other Baroque composers. The movie is based on the life of a castrati singer, and is filled with wonderful arias, if you have a taste for the countertenor voice. Another is Impromptu, just released to DVD today. Features piano music by Chopin and Liszt.
     
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    The Four Seasons, an older comedy starring Alan Alda. Pretty funny movie.
     
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    I second 2001: A Space Odyssey.
     
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    "Breaking Away" all classical score

    "Bad News Bears" the Opera Carmen was used as the score.

    "Amadeus" Mozart = DUH

    "10" Ravel's Bolero famous sex scene.
     
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    I really enjoyed Diva, which is an Anchor Bay DVD. I've never cared for opera in the past but the music in this was excellent.
    I also recommend Immortal Beloved.
     
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    I have no idea how the movie can be seen now, if it's coming to home video or if it's getting any kind of American release, but Canone Inverso has a beautiful new score for violin by Ennio Morricone that I can't recommend enough. It centers on the violin, but also has cello, percussion and others. You can get the cd domestically, but again, I have no idea when we'll ever be able to watch the film.
     
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    Another one for Diva.
     
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    One of my favorites is Excalibur, most of the music is either Wagner or Orff.

    Also The Right Stuff has a lot of good classical in it.
     
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    Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Flute -- a marevlous version of Mozart's opera, available on DVD from Criterion.
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    Immortal Beloved - a bit like Amadeus, but based around Beethoven instead of Mozart.
     

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