FILM LIFE: The Arts of Life | Chapter 25: Part 3: Music

by Dr-Faustus | created - 12 Dec 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

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1. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

80 Metascore

A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.

Director: Mark Moormann | Stars: Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Ginger Baker

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.04M

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Kahlil Gibran quote: "Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife."

Link: 'Tom Dowd & the Language of Music' Official Site. ____________

Amazon Music: Amazon Music Unlimited.

Amazon Music: CDs & Vinyl.

Amazon Music: Free Songs: Digital Music. _____

Music - The Universality of Self-expression, Identity, Culture & Healing

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (A Musical Life).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The Jive Aces present: Bring Me Sunshine).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Unlimited 23).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Deep Roots Malawi).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Shake, Rattle & Roll (2007 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Laundry and Tosca (2004 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Northwest Territorial Pipe Band Documentary).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Two Hands and a Song).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Nelsonville Music Festival (2012 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: A Taste of Nate (2006 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Waterfront).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (YB BOX).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Telavi).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Zefirino: The Voice of a Castrato.

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Room With a View).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Virtuoso (2007 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Pendulum (2015).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Guitar Man (2011).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Village of Dreams).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Squeezebox (2011 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother ((2010 Short Film).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Songs Along a Stony Road (2010).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Mikis Theodorakis, The Man, The Genius, The Legend).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie {The People's Tenor (aka The Real X-Factor)}.

IMDb Watch Now Link: On the Line (2008).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Pom Pom and Friends - The Music of the Sheep).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Khourosh Ali Khan: Jazz Fusion in Iran).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The Edge Between).

IMDb Watch Now Link: "Free the Toronto Nine" - Sylvan Street.

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie {Angela Luna "Easy" (Official Music Video)}.

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Yana Reznik plays Rachmaninoff. Official Music Video).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (An Orchestra Dies).

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Music City Memoirs). ______________

Band of Horses

Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Dilly. Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Evening Kitchen. Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Laredo. Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Factory. __________

Savage Sun

Animated Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: "Forced".

2. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 11,583 | Gross: $0.42M

Friedrich Nietzsche quote: "Without music life would be a mistake."

Link: 'Sound City' Official Site.

3. Music (2010)

PG | 52 min | Documentary

In the documentary film, MUSIC, Andrew Zuckerman interviews eminent musicians, composers, and producers from rock, pop, hip-hop, classical, country, jazz, and more, who have made an impact ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Zuckerman | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple, Afrika Bambaataa

Votes: 16

4. Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (2017– )

42 min | Documentary, History, Music

A look at significant historical moments in time and the music that helped defined them.

Stars: Jason King, Richard Goldstein, Melissa Etheridge, Kathy Sledge

Votes: 72

5. Jazz (2001)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington

Votes: 1,726

Duke Ellington quote: "Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom... In it's beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, Jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country."

Link: 'Jazz' PBS | Official Site.

Jango: Free Music Online - Internet Radio (see 'Genre Stations') - 'Jazz': //

6. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 869

7. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 609 | Gross: $0.20M

8. I Am the Blues (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, History, Music

A tour of the juke joints and other venues of the legendary Chitlin Circuit in the Mississippi Delta, including performances by aging blues musicians in their eighties who used to play the circuit.

Director: Daniel Cross | Stars: Jimmy Duck Holmes, L.C. Ulmer, Bobby Rush, Little Freddie King

Votes: 85 | Gross: $0.04M

9. The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970)

Not Rated | 31 min | Documentary, Short, Music

A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Lightnin Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb

Votes: 542

Amazon Music: Lightnin' Hopkins.

10. Festival (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Joan Baez, Horton Barker, Fiddler Beers, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 399

11. This Is Elvis (1981)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Music

The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled in home movies, concert footage, and dramatizations. Subjects include early performances, army service, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, marriage, 1968 comeback, health decline and death.

Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt | Stars: Elvis Presley, David Scott, Paul Boensch III, Johnny Harra

Votes: 1,048 | Gross: $2.03M

12. Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Music

Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge

Votes: 2,165

13. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 261

14. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.

Director: Paul Justman | Stars: Joe Hunter, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones, Richard 'Pistol' Allen

Votes: 3,201 | Gross: $1.60M

15. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

81 Metascore

Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones

Votes: 706

16. The Winding Stream (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

89 Metascore

The Winding Stream is a 90-minute High Definition music history documentary-in-progress that tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes. Starting with ... See full summary »

Director: Beth Harrington | Stars: Chet Atkins, Lorrie Bennett, John R. Brinkley, Peggy Bulger

Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars:, Dan Auerbach, Lisa Michelle Axelrod, Scott Barretta

Votes: 489 | Gross: $0.23M

18. A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Leon Russell, Eric Andersen, Malissa Bates, Les Blank

Votes: 277 | Gross: $0.09M

20. A John Williams Celebration (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 103 min | Music

For the 2014/15 Opening Night Concert and Gala, the Los Angeles Philharmonic paid tribute to composer John Williams. Gustavo Dudamel led the orchestra.

Director: Michael Beyer | Stars: Gustavo Dudamel, Itzhak Perlman, John Williams

Votes: 21

24. Hollywood in Vienna 2013: A Tribute to James Horner (2013– )


»Hollywood in Vienna« is a symphonic gala concert celebrating classic and current masterpieces of film music in the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall) in Vienna, capital ... See full summary »

Votes: 20

28. Around the World in 50 Concerts (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

DURING the unique world tour of the RCO celebrating its jubilee in 2013 we meet musicians and concertgoers. The tour develops not just into a journey across the globe but also as a trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Heddy Honigmann | Stars: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Marcelo Ponce, Alice Makgorane, Portia Makgorane

Votes: 72

30. In Search of Beethoven (2009)

Not Rated | 139 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

71 Metascore

The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven. With over 60 live performances.

Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Emanuel Ax, Jonathan Biss, Riccardo Chailly, Alban Gerhardt

Votes: 328

32. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

72 Metascore

A documentary on the mysterious and influential pianist.

Directors: Michèle Hozer, Peter Raymont | Stars: Cornelia Foss, Glenn Gould

Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.17M

33. They Came to Play (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music

Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation. Players from all over the world, ranging from self-taught to ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Rotaru | Stars: Henri Robert Delbeau, Mark Fuller, Clark Griffith, Ken Iisaka

Votes: 114

34. Richter: The Enigma (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 158 min | Music, Documentary

At the end of his life - he died on August 1st, 1997 -, the great Russian pianist agreed to talk in front of a camera to Bruno Monsaingeon. In a conversation interspersed with fascinating ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Monsaingeon | Star: Svyatoslav Richter

Votes: 163

35. Khachaturian (2003)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A documentary about the life of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan. Among other events, the film covers Khachaturyan's difficulties working as a creative artist during the Stalin era.

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Aram Khachaturyan

Votes: 41

36. Toscanini: The Maestro (1985)

85 min | Documentary, Music

This is a documentary on the career of the great maestro (perhaps intended as a rebuttal to the controversial book "Understanding Toscanini", which was being written at the same time that ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: Licia Albanese, Edwin Bachmann, Frank Brieff, Eva Gustafson

Votes: 12

41. Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 5 - Verdi: Aida (1949 TV Movie)

Family, Music

A concert performance of Verdi's opera, performed without scenery, props, or costumes.

Director: Doug Rodgers | Stars: Arturo Toscanini, Herva Nelli, Richard Tucker, Eva Gustafson

43. Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 7 - Music of Wagner (1951 TV Special)

55 min | Music

A second television concert of Wagner music conducted by Toscanini, in which a few of the selections played in the first concert are repeated.

Star: Arturo Toscanini

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'J. S. BACH Air' YouTube Music Video.

48. Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No. 20 (2017 Video)

5 min | Short, Music