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  • #46
    Leisesturm,

    Could you name a couple of the actors in the version you have? That will help narrow down the version you're talking about (there have been 2 or 3). You could even go to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and provide a link to the movie there.

    As I'm sure you know, PAL (25 fps) has been the video standard in Europe, but NTSC (29.97 fps) has been the video standard in the US (currently being replaced by HD standards). I'm not sure, but I think the European standards are being replaced as well. Most computers only allow a limited number of Region changes before being stuck on the last one you chose. Hopefully, the new standards will become interoperable sooner rather than later.

    Hope we can discover the piece for you.

    Michael
    Last edited by myorgan; 03-02-2018, 08:18 PM.
    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
    • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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    • #47
      The current Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp. They used a reed organ in one pic as a background and an old Lowrey in another pic with Johnny Depp with his head on the keys and the automatic rhythm playing.
      http://www.lorigraves.com

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      • #48
        In Manchester on the Sea, there's a reed organ on the right side of the room where the kids are doing their "band practice."
        -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Project (forum thread)
        -- 1899 Kimball Parlor Organ (forum thread)
        -- 1999 Rodgers W5000C and Hauptwerk - spare W5000C for spares
        -- Conn 643 Theater - Hammond M3 and E-112 - Roland RD300nx stage piano
        -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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        • #49
          The Radio City Music Hall organ provides the opening and closing music to John Mulvaney's "Kid Gorgeous" comedy special on Netflix.
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          • #50
            [TO: ConnOrganOwner re comment #44]

            Wow, that's a special case! St. Bart's NYC = "God's bathroom" in our field, because every remotest surface is covered with tile

            For the past 40 years any movie or TV scene shot in a church has been a signal that something horrible was in store. Thus do producers and stars parade their bigotry. If this comment doesn't get me kicked out, nothing will.... course organs are always a token of the ominous anymore.

            Meanwhile you've provided a hilarious example of how movies always get the organ wackily wrong. Shooting at the case would cause every note to sound simultaneously -- and pipes to jiggle? :-D (Was that part written up in either magazine? Inquiring minds want to know!)

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            • #51
              Now here's something pretty fine -- 1947's The Private Affairs of Bel Ami. Like the pianistic Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), it stars George Sanders and Angela Lansbury and was directed by Albert Lewin, but it's organ and violin this time.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ie1k7Dy7y8

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              • #52
                OMG, can't believe no one has mentioned 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Captain Nemo famously had a pipe organ in his submarine!! Been too long...can't remember what music was played. I'm thinking Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor, but maybe not. Someone help???

                Earlier, someone mentioned the film, Arthur, and the wedding scenes, near the end of the movie. That was done in St. Bartholomew's, NYC, and there is a quick scene with Jack Ossewaarde himself (R.I.P.) at the big 5-manual Aeolian-Skinner console. Jack was, of course, the organist/choirmaster there at that time.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by myorgan View Post
                    Leisesturm,

                    Could you name a couple of the actors in the version you have? That will help narrow down the version you're talking about (there have been 2 or 3). You could even go to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and provide a link to the movie there.

                    As I'm sure you know, PAL (25 fps) has been the video standard in Europe, but NTSC (29.97 fps) has been the video standard in the US (currently being replaced by HD standards). I'm not sure, but I think the European standards are being replaced as well. Most computers only allow a limited number of Region changes before being stuck on the last one you chose. Hopefully, the new standards will become interoperable sooner rather than later.

                    Hope we can discover the piece for you.

                    Michael
                    Well I certainly don't know but MIL thinks it would have been the most recent one with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Leisesturm View Post
                      Well I certainly don't know but MIL thinks it would have been the most recent one with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
                      Leisesturm,

                      If you follow this link (https://www.imdb.com/find?q=Les%20Mi...f_=fn_al_tt_ex), you'll understand why I ask which version. Narrowing it down to the 2012 version is very helpful! Now, on to the hunt!

                      Michael
                      Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                      • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                      • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                      • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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                      • #56
                        The otherwise forgettable 1966 movie "Modesty Blaise" has a pipe organ played for a few minutes as the characters climb up to a villa atop an island. This is one lousy movie, but it's not lousy cute, just lousy.
                        -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Project (forum thread)
                        -- 1899 Kimball Parlor Organ (forum thread)
                        -- 1999 Rodgers W5000C and Hauptwerk - spare W5000C for spares
                        -- Conn 643 Theater - Hammond M3 and E-112 - Roland RD300nx stage piano
                        -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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                        • #57
                          Sleuth, 1972: looks like a little portable reed organ briefly at 28:52 and 1:16:26. Not played, alas

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPEgcbMi_Ig

                          Anybody familiar with this film or play, please PM me for a quick off-topic question.

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                          • #58
                            I can't believe nobody has yet mentioned the organ music at the end of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". It sounds like a small cheap home organ.
                            Ed Kennedy
                            Current Organ - Conn 645 Theater

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                            • #59
                              Some reed organ cameos

                              http://files.constantcontact.com/48d...a2e3c49db5.pdf

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                              • #60
                                Hitchcock's 1940 masterpiece Rebecca has an unusually organistic score -- but only for negative effects, e.g. queasy and sordid moods. Whatever electronic-sounding org was used is a mystery. Doesn't sound much like a Hammond, but they were marketed from 1935 and probably all the rage. Guessing it was an amplified reed instrument e.g. the Everett Orgatron. The whole wonderful flick:

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ry2aSwBqX0

                                Wow, here's a good page on our subject -- mentions only another Rebecca, though:

                                http://theatreorgans.com/movies.htm

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