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Live Poll: Movies That Hit the Right Chord

Which of these music movies (but not musicals) is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022455024/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/8-gJMT36gIo/

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Poll Suggestion: Movies That Hit the Right Chord
by ElM.
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American Graffiti  (1973)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/reference
Ron Howard   ...  Steve

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/soundtrack


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Interesting... but the film isn't "about" music, to put it simply, the poll is about movies where music is the dish, not the dressing.

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the poll is about movies where music is the dish, not the dressing.
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Which of these music movies (but not musicals) is your favorite?


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That Thing You Do!  (1996)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117887/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117887/reference
Tom Hanks   ...  Mr. White 
Director: Tom Hanks
Writer: Tom Hanks

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117887/plotsummary
Recounts a fable of a pop rock band
formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964



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1st: Whiplash
2nd: 8 Mile

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Woodstock

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I might be the odd man out on the nomenclature, but I don't consider a vast majority of rap to be music. It's is closer to being poetry but as in serving as a supplement to a hip hop "instrumental" track. The inclusion of 8 Mile, a fine movie it may be, in the list feels a bit jarring. (I have not yet seen Straight Outta Compton, so I don't know the details of to what extent it emphasizes the same audio artistic niche.) That is an old debate, though. Contemporary musical experts seem to accept it as "music" for the most part. Furthermore, it is at least an art form.

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I didn't watch all these movies but I was hesitant before including the Rap-related ones, I'm not even sure I should include movies about singing... I'll replace 8 Mile with That Thing You Do

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I was thinking the same thing about "singing" versus "music". I'm glad you mentioned it.

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If the films should be *about* music, maybe Dirty Dancing and Billy Elliot are questionable. The same goes for both The Piano and The Pianist.

8 Mile is arguably more about music than The Bodyguard (and would probably get more votes).

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True, The Bodyguard is not exactly about music, and similar case could be made in regards to Dirty Dancing and Billy Elliot.

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I think it's debatable for "The Bodyguard", you get a lot of insights about the music industry even if it's an indirect way. I'll remove the 2 dancing films and put back the 'rap' ones.

Oh and music plays quite a pivotal part in both The Piano and The Pianist 

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Music playing a pivotal part is not the same as being about music. But you can draw the line yourself.

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Peter,

Now, you're only taking literally what I said to ACT, in the intro I clearly said "music movies". I didn't say "movies about music". I'm not drawing any line, IMDb tags these movies as "music" and that's good enough for me.

However, when I said to ACT: "Music about movies", it was to contrast his suggestion of "American Graffiti" with the other list options. Graffiti wasn't at all about music but music played a significant part to the film's legacy. I'm only saying the film has to be about music in the sense that not only music plays a pivotal part to the plot but it also has to be a strong element of characterization of the main protagonist, that's all. In "The Piano", it's a mean of love communication, in "The Pianist", a mean of survival. 

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And that said, I'm not 100% sure about "The Pianist" because the main theme is so important it clearly overshadows the music element so I guess I'll remove it.

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No problem. I was going by that phrase, “about music”, but I can see that this doesn’t describe all music movies.

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No problem. But you were right about "The Pianist". 

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Words and Music  (1948)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040976/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040976/reference
Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Mickey Rooney   ...  Lorenz 'Larry' Hart 
Tom Drake   ...  Richard 'Dick' Rodgers 
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Richard Rodgers (I) (1902–1979)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006256/

Lorenz Hart (1895–1943)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0366414/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodgers_and_Hart
They worked together on 28 stage musicals
and more than 500 songs from 1919 until Hart's death in 1943.


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Yankee Doodle Dandy  (1942)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035575/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035575/reference
The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.
James Cagney   ...  George M. Cohan 
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Not this musical ?

George M!  (1970)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359313/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359313/reference
Joel Grey   ...  George M. Cohan 
The original Broadway production of "George M!"
opened at the Palace Theater on April 10, 1968 and ran for 433 performances
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George M. Cohan (1878–1942)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169125/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_M._Cohan


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A Hard Day's Night  (1964)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/reference
A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs
The Beatles   ...  The Beatles 
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The Beatles
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1397313/

Paul McCartney
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005200/

John Lennon (I) (1940–1980)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006168/

George Harrison (I) (1943–2001)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365600/

Ringo Starr
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823592/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles



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No musicals I'm sorry

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Night and Day  (1946)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038776/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038776/reference
A fictionalized biopic of composer Cole Porter
from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
Cary Grant   ... Cole Porter 
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Cole Porter (1891–1964)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006234/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cole_Porter


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Not enuf votes but someone may wanna watchit -  musical ?

Three Little Words  (1950)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043044/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043044/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043044/ratings
1,337 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.0 / 10

The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team
of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
is told loosely and lightheartedly
Fred Astaire   ...  Bert Kalmar
Red Skelton  Red Skelton   ...  Harry Ruby 

Next US TV Airings
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Bert Kalmar (1884–1947)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0436095/
Vaudevillian, song-and-dance man, tent show magician and juggler

Harry Ruby (1895–1974)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0748438/
Ruby's luck was to change after meeting the lyricist Bert Kalmar
at a Tin Pan Alley publishing house.
By 1918, the duo had formed a songwriting partnership
which was to endure for almost three decades,
resulting in numerous popular hits for Broadway shows and movies.
Some of their best-known numbers included
"I Wanna Be Loved by You", "Who's Sorry Now?", "Three Little Words",
"Give Me the Simple Life", "A Kiss to Build a Dream On"
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Kalmar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Ruby


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My vote: Amadeus (1984)

For your consideration:
Immortal Beloved (1994)
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was--not easy, as Beethoven has had many women in his life.

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