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Sound and Vision

by Parminder Chuhan
Music and film collide. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically for each year. NOTE: the list is a work in progress. However, progress is hampered by the fact that MUBI does not accept music videos (i.e. promotional films) as a genre of film. I have had the following submissions rejected: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Relax [video #1] R.E.M., It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) Madonna, Like a Virgin so I have not submitted any more music videos that I would like to include in this list, meaning I cannot add the following: first sound Song Car-Tune: Come Take a Trip on My Airship (1924) last sound Song Car-Tune:… Read more

Music and film collide.

Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically for each year.

NOTE: the list is a work in progress. However, progress is hampered by the fact that MUBI does not accept music videos (i.e. promotional films) as a genre of film. I have had the following submissions rejected:
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Relax [video #1]
R.E.M., It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Madonna, Like a Virgin
so I have not submitted any more music videos that I would like to include in this list, meaning I cannot add the following:
first sound Song Car-Tune: Come Take a Trip on My Airship (1924)
last sound Song Car-Tune: By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1927)
Soundies (1940-1947)
Louis Jordan shorts (1940s)
Tony Bennett, “Stranger in Paradise” (1956)
“Dáme si do bytu” (“Let’s get to the apartment”) (1958, d. Ladislav Rychman)
Scopitone Cinebox (1958-1978)

‘No eye has ever heard, no ear has ever seen, no hand has tasted, or tongue felt, or heart described what my dream was like’ – Bottom in William Shakespeare, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (1595/96), act 4, scene 1.

‘If I had to choose between losing my sight or hearing – I would keep my hearing. I can’t imagine anything more horrible than to have my music taken away from me’. Ingmar Bergman.

Not included:
Musicals. To be clearer I have not included musicals that are a film with songs in it (Singin’ In the Rain), but have included musicals that are a film about music with songs in it (?).
Retrospective documentaries.

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