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Old 03-05-2013, 10:41 AM
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Similar to Moulin Rouge, Knights Tale, The Fifth Element

I'm looking for movies that have the incorporated song elements in the style of the above 3 movies. I want music artistically integrated like these movies. Do you know of any more? Topsy-Turvy comes close in movie style but doesn't incorporate music in the way I'm looking for, though I like the movie.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:08 AM
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Hudson hawk
Flash Gordon
Ella enchanted
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:28 AM
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I would never have watched Hudson hawk before this. Bonus this is when Bruce Willis still had hair. I never heard of Ella Enchanted. I will try to watch these. I've seen Flash Gordon so I won't be looking for this. Two new movies added to to the find and watch list.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:13 PM
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Every single Muppet Movie ever made (I would suggest The Muppet Treasure Island, personally)

Enchanted (Disney's 2007 live-action film with Amy Adams)
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:23 PM
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Every single Muppet Movie ever made (I would suggest The Muppet Treasure Island, personally)

Enchanted (Disney's 2007 live-action film with Amy Adams)
Except that these have songs written for the movies -- both Moulin Rouge! and A Knight's Tale (I haven't seen The Fifth Element) use popular songs and place them anachronistically into a film set in a different place/time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:25 PM
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The Muppets don't really fit what I'm looking for. I loved the Muppet Show when it was on. I also liked Dinosaurs.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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Sucker Punch, perhaps ?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Except that these have songs written for the movies -- both Moulin Rouge! and A Knight's Tale (I haven't seen The Fifth Element) use popular songs and place them anachronistically into a film set in a different place/time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:11 PM
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Except that these have songs written for the movies -- both Moulin Rouge! and A Knight's Tale (I haven't seen The Fifth Element) use popular songs and place them anachronistically into a film set in a different place/time.
I was wondering about the inclusion of The Fifth Element, but I assume that the OP is referring to a scene in which an operatic diva is performing while a violent attack goes on in another part of the same building.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:16 PM
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Just about any movie musical integrates music into the story. If you mean using already existing songs (often called a jukebox musical), then there's:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Across the Universe
Tommy
Beetlejuice (for the use of "Day-O")
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:25 PM
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Inglorious Bastards features David Bowie's "Cat People" in the background of a scene that was set approximately forty years before the song was actually written.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:43 PM
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Baz Luhrmann (who directed Moulin Rouge), has The Great Gatsby coming out in May, and from the trailers at least - which feature Jay-Z and Jack White - it looks like it will be along these lines as well.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:45 PM
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If you're looking for anachronistic music, people complain about Ladyhawk. But I think that's a soundtrack, rather than songs set into a movie.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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Just about any movie musical integrates music into the story. If you mean using already existing songs (often called a jukebox musical), then there's:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Across the Universe
Tommy
Beetlejuice (for the use of "Day-O")
There's a difference in my mind between a movie like Across the Universe that takes a selection of songs and builds a movie around it (and let's be honest, is anyone really watching Across the Universe for the plot?) and Ella Enchanted which is a movie about a cursed teenager in a fantasyland who by the way sings Somebody to Love in a tavern.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:59 PM
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-Any of the Shrek movies

-The new Tron: yes, the music is soundtrack, but without it, the movie wouldn't have been nearly the same. I hear the music later and am transported back into the movie itself.

Kinda like how I hear "I'm a Believer" now, and dance like Donkey. Just can't help it!

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:24 PM
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I am not looking for musicals. I am looking for that out of place music that integrates into multiple cut scenes. Rock'n roll in med-evil times, so bodacious. Perfect cuts between locations as music plays (5th Element), super duper. Modern songs integrated into the Moulin Rouge of a century ago oulala.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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Baz Luhrmann (who directed Moulin Rouge), has The Great Gatsby coming out in May, and from the trailers at least - which feature Jay-Z and Jack White - it looks like it will be along these lines as well.
I will look at that.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:27 PM
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Baz Luhrmann (who directed Moulin Rouge), has The Great Gatsby coming out in May, and from the trailers at least - which feature Jay-Z and Jack White - it looks like it will be along these lines as well.
I will look for that.
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I was wondering about the inclusion of The Fifth Element, but I assume that the OP is referring to a scene in which an operatic diva is performing while a violent attack goes on in another part of the same building.
Yes.
It's so well cut, and flips perfectly between the real time happenings

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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Try the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo and Juliet. It's terrific.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:39 AM
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Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette movie that came out a few years ago had a New Wave/electro-pop soundtrack that people either loved or hated. If you weren't annoyed by contemporary music in historical settings in those other movies, you might like it.
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Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette movie that came out a few years ago had a New Wave/electro-pop soundtrack that people either loved or hated. If you weren't annoyed by contemporary music in historical settings in those other movies, you might like it.
Ooh, good one. Yeah, I liked it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:23 AM
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I am not looking for musicals. I am looking for that out of place music that integrates into multiple cut scenes. Rock'n roll in med-evil times, so bodacious. Perfect cuts between locations as music plays (5th Element), super duper. Modern songs integrated into the Moulin Rouge of a century ago oulala.
The granddaddy of them all: "Singing in the Rain" in Clockwork Orange.

Another favorite: the adaptation of "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in Escape from New York.

And I loved the use of "Clair de Lune" in the final scene in Oceans Eleven.

The polka-loving hit man in Aria is an entire character based around your idea.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:35 AM
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Oops, I mean Diva, not Aria.
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Rushmore uses songs almost exclusively from the British Invasion of the 1960's even the movie takes place now-ish.

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I'll second Ladyhawk. Damn good movie except for the soundtrack, which didn't match.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:42 AM
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I'm still watching the thread, so I do get your contributions.
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Mirror Mirror, the more colourful of the recent Snow White movies, has a Bollywood number in it.
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Mirror Mirror, the more colourful of the recent Snow White movies, has a Bollywood number in it.
As does The Guru, with a weird Grease reference at the end.
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Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette was full of anachronistic references. I can't recall if there's any musical element, though.
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I hate Bollywood stuff. I'll be skipping anything in that category. Thanks for the input though.
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Ella enchanted
I picked this up in the library yesterday based on this thread -- what a delightful movie! Thanks for the recommendation.
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I picked this up in the library yesterday based on this thread -- what a delightful movie! Thanks for the recommendation.
I'm glad you liked it. I, too, think it is cute; I like it better than my daughters do.
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Inglorious Bastards features David Bowie's "Cat People" in the background of a scene that was set approximately forty years before the song was actually written.
Django Unchained fits the bill as well - along with Ennio Morricone-style western music, it also had Jim Croce, John Legend, and a James Brown / 2PAC rap song.
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