Music theory in movies -
By - cossackkiwi
OK, who's going to be first to post the Spinal Tap D minor clip....
Lick My Love Pump ?
In the saddest of all keys
Simple lines intertwining
It’s been decades since I watched that - will check our for sure. Thanks !
There is the [scene from Amadeus](https://youtu.be/USe-wZ0AOQQ) where Mozart dictates Confutatis from the Requiem to Salieri.
By the way Salieri requires a piano to write the welcome march, while he can read and hear Mozart sheets just by looking at them, this doesn't makes sense 😆
I love the idea behind the scene, but I just can’t get over the fact that Salieri gets confused about the wrong things! “Wait, trumpets in D are playing D’s and A’s?!” Yes, and real Salieri knows that.
Ah yes I vaguely remember that from a few years ago when I last watched. Will check out
The Pixar movie with Jamie Foxx actually has a couple moments like that. The first scene the main character talks to his students about how he got into jazz and recalls a moment with his dad at a jazz club where the guy was playing these chords with fourths, then comes the minor. He explains this stuff while he’s playing it out so it’s pretty cool.
That’s such a great movie. When Jon Batiste won the Oscar in his speech he said “there are only 12 notes”!
Jumpin' Jack Flash with Whoopie Goldberg
Edit: It's a very short discussion, near the end but it's a key point of the movie.
Will watch to end
[Mozart in the Jungle - TV show](https://m.imdb.com/title/tt3502172/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk)
That was a great show. Miss it.
Encounter of the third kind.
They communicate musically with the aliens, by using John Curwen solfegio hand signs.
I have seen Vivaldi A Prince In Venice, and there are glimpses of sight singing habilities required by an opera singer.
I think Amadeus is interesting where we see Salieri sight reading Mozart in his head.
By the way this is ridiculous, because we see him kind of struggle to write the piece for the king/emperor where Mozart mocks him, and we see him use a keyboard.
He would not need to play and verify that on a piano, if he can hear sheet music just by looking at it so easily.
(Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Ok that was the French title translated literally.
Not close enough.
Movies get away with murder !
The show crazy ex girlfriend talks about music and theory in a lot of songs/episodes
_Werckmeister Harmonies_ uses tuning theory as a metaphor for the world
Interesting …is that a movie ?
Let's go with one of my favorites. Clockwork Orange. Watch it and you will have a song stuck to your head. Honorable mention American Psycho. Music plays a big part. I think music theory is discussed in these movies.
Singing in the rain? That is a dark scene. I can’t remember theory in Clockwork Orange but maybe it was there. I seem to feel it was in the book. I. never saw American psycho so will check out
It’s part of one of the plot lines in Cloud Atlas, a major character is a composer. I don’t think they get into the details but his scenes are neat
Farinelli. It's about a castrato singer, mostly, but there's a subplot that involves Farinelli's brother, an aspiring composer, who wants to meet Händel.
I have to rewatch that.
Ah of course! Great car crash scene too
I thought of Frequencies (2013) but then I kind of forgot the ending… Maybe someone here can confirm? dont want to spoil. Good movie anyway
Will check out
Amadeus comes to mind
In the 3-part story line "Imaginationland" from Southpark, so TV not movie, Somebody teaches them a (very long) song that gets them to Imaginationland. When trying to recall it, they make reference to half and whole steps
Electric Apricot, it's a spinal tap like movie from Les Clayool.
They talk theory of jam, they talk about a rythm in 6/8.
I just checked quickly if there was theory but there is a bit.
There is Bird, after getting humiliated and thrown a cymbal at a jam, he comes back with a vengeance after learning all the keys.