Music is the soundtrack to life, Dick Clark.
Every good movie almost always has a fantastic soundtrack. And not only that, but we can also find a multitude of great films directly linked to music: tapes that tell us about musicians, classical artists, how music can change lives … We wanted to collect in this post 5 movies that every music lover and a movie buff must see.
5 Movies to discover your passion for classical music
The Intouchables (2011)
This great French film tells a quadriplegic man and his caretaker, who come from two different worlds. Apart from dealing with critical issues such as respect for functional diversity and tolerance, this feature film incorporates pieces by the composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi and recalls well-known compositions such as The Four Seasons or the Prelude to Suite No. 1.
The Pianist (2002)
The film portrays Wladislay Szpilman, a Polish pianist who suffered the ravages of World War II in his country with the German invasion. In addition to the film’s brilliance, the music also stands out; Chopin is the other great protagonist. From the Ballad in G minor to the Great Brilliant Polonaise, all the music present in the film is worth listening to. Not to be missed!
Black Swan (2010)
What better than to unite the passion for dance and music in the same work? This great feature film brings us up-to-date on Tchaikovsky’s classic. A frustrated ballet dancer struggles to play both the white swan and the black swan in the production of Swan Lake; the tension between her mother, her headmaster, and their rivalries increases and will have devastating effects on her …
Envy, talent, and rivalry star in this story. Antonio Salieri was the most prominent musician at the court of Joseph II of Austria, but the arrival at the court of Wolfang Amadeus Mozart relegates him to the background. Salieri, wounded and full of envy, will try to ruin Mozart’s career. This film features excellent renditions of some of Mozart’s compositions, performed to perfection by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London.
The King is Dancing (2000)
In this film, we can observe the creative and power relationship between Jean Baptiste Lully and the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Narrated in flashback, the music superintendent of the Court remembers, while dying, the best moments of his life. In an atmosphere of dance and music, we can appreciate the role and influence of Lully on the king and his relationship with other geniuses such as Jean Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière.