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    Question Are there any movies that feature classical music that:

    A, aren't about classical musicians, past composers, or music at all; just features classical music in the background or forefront in prominent moments
    B, aren't religious (or that being the main focus, a character that also happens to be religious is fine)
    C, aren't really old, e.g black and white.
    D, don't just have segments of cliche pieces, e.g. a movie that has a 20 second clip of Bach's cello suite in G major as the only classical to showcase that the character plays cello, or like most TV shows where classical is played at that rich person's house during an auction or something
    E, not a soundtrack specifically created for the movie either e.g. John williams

    Thanks, and sorry if there are already similar discussions, I'm new and just joined to ask this.
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    Platoon? Uses Barber - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763...ef_=tt_trv_snd
    Elvira Madigan? Uses Mozart - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061620...ef_=tt_trv_snd

    It's easy enough to rule out A-C and G-E, but not sure about D - depends on how broad is a cliché

    More recently, The Kings Speech - most prominently Beethoven - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320...ef_=tt_trv_snd

    IMDB is a great source for this kind of info. Try looking up your favourite composer and finding out where their music has been used:

    For example, here's Ludwig van Beethoven - note he's not just got soundtrack credits, but 'composer' credits!
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002727/...8?ref_=nv_sr_8
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    2001: A Space Odyssey famously uses several different classical pieces in the soundtrack.

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    Death in Venice with lots of Mahler.
    Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen......

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    As a Satie fan, I thought it was great that Chocolat and Hugo featured his music at significant points.

    The Spanish film Cria Curevos goes back to 1977, and it is bookended by an annoying pop song, but at the critical points of the movie, Mompou's Cancion No. 6 makes an impactful entrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Death in Venice with lots of Mahler.
    Great movie. Or I guess it's a film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    As a Satie fan, I thought it was great that Chocolat and Hugo featured his music at significant points.

    The Spanish film Cria Curevos goes back to 1977, and it is bookended by an annoying pop song, but at the critical points of the movie, Mompou's Cancion No. 6 makes an impactful entrance.
    E, not a soundtrack specifically created for the movie either e.g. John williams

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    David Lynch's The Elephant Man features Barber's Adagio for Strings at the end. The movie's in black and white but is not "old"; it was made in the early 1980's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiyatsiya View Post
    E, FileZilla UC Browser Rufus not a soundtrack specifically created for the movie either e.g. John williams
    The Spanish film Cria Curevos goes back to 1977, and it is bookended by an annoying pop song, but at the critical points of the movie, Mompou's Cancion No. 6 makes an impactful entrance.
    Last edited by kiyatsiya; Jun-11-2019 at 20:40.

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    Don't forget about the scene in "Apocalype Now" accompanied by Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries:


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