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The Criterion Classical Music Selection

by Peter---

Created 07/07/14

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Criterion, Janus, Eclipse, and other Spineless titles that feature music by classical composers such as Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, ect.

My thanks to: Eric Levy, Jason K., Quinn, TruffautBergman, MDHendrickson.

38 comments

  • By TruffautBergman
    August 13, 2014
    11:42 PM

    Once again, great list! I don't have any recommendations this time; please check out my new list.
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    • By Peter---
      August 14, 2014
      11:47 AM

      Thank you.
  • By Eric Levy
    August 18, 2014
    04:10 PM

    Whoa! I hadn't checked this list in a while. So cool that you added all the links. Awesome, and very helpful. Another one for you: I just watched the extraordinary documentary POTO AND CABENGO, which features piano music by Mozart and Satie.
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    • By Peter---
      August 21, 2014
      12:37 PM

      I thought that would be a very cool update. Would you happen to know which pieces Poto and Cabengo uses?
    • By Eric Levy
      August 23, 2014
      06:49 AM

      Sorry it took me a couple days to respond--I had to get the movie again. Here's how the credits read: "Mozart Fantasy in D Minor K307 performed by Glenn Gould. Additional piano selections Erik Satie." So there's half an answer for you. Mendelssohn is listed as a composer in THE PROUD VALLEY, but the credits don't say which piece(s) is used.
    • By Peter---
      August 23, 2014
      10:01 AM

      No problem, and thanks so much for the information Eric! I'll browse around, and see what I come up with concerning the Satie pieces. And I did happen to find the pieces used in The Proud Valley.
  • By Eric Levy
    September 10, 2014
    10:27 AM

    Hi Peter. I'm now making my way through the SCIENCE IS FICTION collection. The first one, HYAS AND STENORHYNCHUS, features music by Chopin. It doesn't say which piece. I'll comment more if there are any further additions from that set.
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    • By Peter---
      September 11, 2014
      10:01 AM

      Thanks again, Eric! I'll look around to see if I can find the pieces used. And definitely comment back if you find more.
  • By TruffautBergman
    September 24, 2014
    11:02 PM

    Hello, may I suggest "BWV 639 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" by Bach from "Solaris (1972)", it plays during the opening credits. Thanks!
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    • By Peter---
      September 25, 2014
      09:14 PM

      Definitely!
  • By Eric Levy
    December 01, 2014
    04:23 AM

    Just watched UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (brilliant--I'm on a huge Sturges kick), and of course thought of this list right away. Unsurprised to see you've added it already. But I thought it was closer in spirit to OTHELLO than JUBAL was if you feel like adding it to another of your lists. And thanks for the link above!
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    • By Peter---
      December 02, 2014
      04:44 PM

      I should actually thank you for providing the list. It was very useful for the more obscure films.
    • By Eric Levy
      December 03, 2014
      05:40 AM

      {blush} It's my pleasure my friend. Glad you find my lists helpful. New one in the works!
  • By AkiraKurosawa
    January 14, 2015
    05:18 PM

    You might add Pale Flower Purcell's Dido & Aeneas: Act 3: "When I am laid in earth." Also if you're interested in the details the Don Giovanni duet in Babette's Feast is Act 1: "La ci darem la mano," and the arias Achille Papin sings are Act 3: "Deh, vieni alla finestra" and Act 1: "Finch'han dal vino" - Champagne Aria.
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  • By AkiraKurosawa
    January 15, 2015
    11:08 AM

    ^^ Pale Flower (1964)
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  • By Peter---
    January 15, 2015
    07:38 PM

    Definitely. Thanks for the recommendation, and details concerning Babette's Feast.
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  • By TruffautBergman
    January 20, 2015
    09:59 PM

    Wow, your list got bigger; it looks great! Please check out my new list when you have the time; any suggestions are welcomed.
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  • By Eric Levy
    April 13, 2015
    02:13 PM

    Hey Peter. I just re-watched FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. I hadn't seen it since it came out, but it really held up well after all these years. Anyway, in a possible nod to APOCALYPSE NOW, one scene features Wagner's RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES.
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  • By Eric Levy
    April 23, 2015
    09:44 AM

    Hello again. Just watched MOONRISE KINGDOM. In addition to the pieces you list, there are also several by Benjamin Britten. There's a dog that's featured somewhat prominently as well. So you can add it to your Man's Best Friends list too. Lovely little film by the way. Easily Anderson's best since RUSHMORE.
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  • By Peter---
    April 24, 2015
    11:07 AM

    Thanks again, Eric!
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  • By Eric Levy
    June 21, 2015
    08:11 AM

    Re-watched SANS SOLEIL last night. What a mindblower! Features music be Mussorgsky and Sibelius. And, again, features several dogs throughout, including a couple extended stories.
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  • By Eric Levy
    October 18, 2015
    05:17 AM

    Hey Peter. I saw you added INSIDE LLEWIN DAVIS! Glad to see you're updating your lists again. We missed you here. And sorry I haven't e-mailed in so long. I'll be in touch.
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  • By futurestar
    November 05, 2015
    03:36 PM

    a leviathan undertaking leaves me somewhat breathless. plus speechless. a statement unto itself stands alone as achievement. thanks for the peek - russell scott
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  • By Sean Ramsdell
    August 05, 2017
    05:27 PM

    THE THREEPENNY OPERA-Kurt Weil, BEING THERE-Strauss 2001 theme, FACES & MCABE AND MRS. MILLER-Stephen Foster (Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair and Beautiful Dreamer),
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  • By Sean Ramsdell
    August 06, 2017
    07:54 AM

    Did you get TOPSY-TURVY (Gilbert and Sullivan-The Mikado)
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  • By Sean Ramsdell
    August 06, 2017
    08:03 AM

    Kubrick is right about one thing: film should be more like music than literature
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  • By Sean Ramsdell
    August 16, 2017
    05:51 PM

    DESERT HEARTS-Prokofiev (The Love for Three Oranges)
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  • By Sean Ramsdell
    September 10, 2017
    06:34 PM

    Did you get them?
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