Ligmalion: Or How to Help Yourself in Self-Help Britain1985-04-08(GB)
Drama documentary which takes the form of an up-dated version of Pygmalion. With a special music score by jazz group Working Week, with real "society" characters and locations from 1984.
Morte ai sciavi1983-01-01(YU)
A documentary video presenting a concert by the Laibach group at the 1982 Novi Rock festival. A video as a document on the beginnings of the controversial band with its original members.
Under the Bell Jar2023-06-05(LT)
A micro-opera based on the novel "The Glass Shroud" by American writer Sylvia Plath and biographical elements. A young girl, reflecting on society and her emotional state, begins to turn towards self-destruction
Star Wars: Music by John Williams1980-05-18(GB)
BBC documentary. Witness John Williams composing the legendary score for The Empire Strikes Back and conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Stage show featuring songs and comedy bits with Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos
Een Kannibaal als Jij en Ik1979-05-12
Television adaptation of the Dutch musical from 1975 about riotous youth.
For the 'Are'are people of the Solomon Islands, the most valued music is that of the four types of panpipe ensembles. With the exception of slit drums, all musical instruments are made of bamboo; therefore the general word for instruments and the music performed with them is "bamboo" ('au). This film shows the making of panpipes, from the cutting the bamboo in the forest to the making of the final bindings. The most important part of the work consists in shaping each tube to its necessary length. Most 'Are'are panpipe makers measure the length of old instruments before they shape new tubes. Master musician 'Irisipau, surprisingly, takes the measure using his body, and adjusts the final tuning by ear. For the first time we can see here how the instruments and their artificial equiheptatonic scale-seven equidistant degrees in an octave-are practically tuned.
Ой не ходи, Грицю, та й на вечорниці1978-01-01(SU)
Adaptation of the play of the same name by Mykhailo Starytskyi.
Trucker Tom has problems. When he’s not on the road with his pal Jack, he’s at home with his perpetually horny reporter wife, Sue, who berates him for his lackluster sexual performance. What Sue doesn’t know if that Tom’s aggression is saved up for the road, where his alter ego “Big Bear” rules...
Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers1977-05-06(US)
Fast-paced, almost plotless rock and roll film musical set during a crazy night in the lives of a dozen or more teenagers.
The Unanswered Question V : The Twentieth Century Crisis1976-01-11
This series comprised six lectures on music, which cumulatively took the title of a work by Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question. Bernstein drew analogies to other disciplines, such as poetry, aesthetics, and especially linguistics, hoping to make these lectures accessible to an audience with limited or no musical experience, while maintaining an intelligent level of discourse: Lecture 5 picks up at the early twentieth century with an oncoming crisis in Western Music. As these lectures have traced the gradual increase and oversaturation of ambiguity, Bernstein now designates a point in history that took ambiguity too far.
The Unanswered Question VI : The Poetry of Earth1976-01-11(US)
This series comprised six lectures on music, which cumulatively took the title of a work by Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question. Bernstein drew analogies to other disciplines, such as poetry, aesthetics, and especially linguistics, hoping to make these lectures accessible to an audience with limited or no musical experience, while maintaining an intelligent level of discourse: This lecture takes its name from a line in John Keats' poem, "On the Grasshopper and Cricket". Bernstein does not discuss Keats' poem directly in this chapter, but he provides his own definition of the poetry of earth, which is tonality. Tonality is the poetry of earth because of the phonological universals discussed in lecture 1. This lecture discusses predominantly Stravinsky, whom Bernstein considers the poet of earth.
This feature film is an exotic romp through the ’60s in song and dance. A fantasy that pokes fun not only at some hallowed institutions but at itself as well.
Is Everybody Happy?1929-10-19(US)
It is the story of Ted Lewis, popular band leader and clarinettist. The music for the film was written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke, except for "St. Louis Blues" by W. C. Handy and "Tiger Rag". The film's title comes from Lewis's catchphrase "Is everybody happy?" The film's soundtrack exists on Vitaphone discs preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, but the film itself is considered a lost film, according to the Vitaphone Project website. A five minute clip from the film can be found on YouTube.
This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.
Words and Music1929-08-18(US)
Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.
Young Irish lad Tommy O'Day lives in a poor section of New York's Lower East Side, and is blessed with a beautiful singing voice. After an argument with his father, who accuses him of stealing the family's life savings, Tommy leaves home and gets a job singing in a cabaret. He is successful and soon lands the lead in a Broadway revue. On opening night, just as he is about to go on stage, he receives word that his mother, who he has not seen since he left home, is dying and wants to see him.
A young Jewish man works in his father's jewelry business, but he doesn't like it at all--he wants to be an entertainer, something he knows that his father would never approve of. He comes up with a scheme to put on his own show in a theater and show his father that he can be a success, but things don't work out quite as well as he planned.
Fannie Brand, an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey, a young fellow who earns a precarious living demonstrating an elastic exerciser in a drugstore window. Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is called off when Fannie finds Joe making love to her unprincipled sister, Edna. Fannie auditions for Landau, a theatrical producer, and goes on the Broadway stage. Fannie is a great success, and she and Joe soon find their way back into each other's arms.
The Beau Brummels1928-09-22(US)
Vaudeville team Shaw & Lee sing songs and tell jokes in hilarious deadpan.
Behind the Lines1926-10-04
Elsie Janis entertains the troops from the back of a truck. She calls a French soldier up to sing with her, then dances to an American song while everyone sings, and finally shares the stage with an English soldier.
Vesti la giubba1926-08-05(US)
Metropolitan Opera star Giovanni Martinelli sings the aria "Vesti la giubba" from the opera "I Pagliacci".
One More Song2023-06-04(GB)
At their largest show yet, May, the drummer of rock band 'Surface Tension' takes a bold stand against her abusive band mate by refusing to play for the encore.
The revolutionary top-selling American female group of all time, who broke boundaries, influenced an entire generation and survived against all odds, T-Boz and Chilli tell their story for the first time in this feature documentary.
Bat Serpentine Dancer1908-11-12
A bat transforms into a young dancer and performs a serpentine dance.
Lohengrin: Wenn ich im Kampf für dich siege1908-07-01(DE)
Tonbild (Sound Picture) for the duet "Wenn ich im Kampf für dich siege" from the first act of Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin".
Waiting at the Church1907-01-01
An early sound film of Vesta Victoria singing the titular song, which was very popular in its day.
La polka des trottins1905-01-01(FR)
Félix Mayol performs The Trottins Polka (La Polka des Trottins, by A. Trebitsch and H. Christine) in this phonoscene by Alice Guy. This early form of music video was created using a chronophone recording of Mayol, who was then filmed "lip singing". Guy would film phonoscenes of all three major Belle Époque celebrities in France: Polin, Félix Mayol, and Dranem.
Manic Dream Pixie: A Short Film2023-06-01(AU)
The short film draws from real-life experiences from Peach PRC’s life that tie in with her Manic Dream Pixie EP.