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  • Ben Madison
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    You beat me to it on the carnival of souls i discovered it this july and by the looks of it its a good film.

  • Ben Madison
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    Does "Carnival of Souls" 1962 ring any bells. The wes cravin remake was trash on disk.

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  • myorgan
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    Just today, my wife was watching her Poi Rot series based on the Agatha Christie series. While Poi Rot is talking to someone during the church scene of the Snip-Snap movie, the pipe organ is heard in the background until it stops. You then see the organist close her music, and leave the pump organ she's been playing!

    I do wish producers would pay attention to detail.

    Michael

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  • johnbeetem
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    That wonderfully sinister "Wizards" image was rotoscoped from "Alexander Nevsky" (1938), as was a lot of battle and armor imagery.

  • Papus
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    Doctor Who: The Pyramids Of Mars 1975

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    And who could forget Monty Python & The Holy Grail "Intermission Music"...

    https://youtu.be/O0wOD9TWynM


    And the snippet of Deep Purple live at the California Jam in the movie "Twister" 1996....

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  • Silken Path
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    From the 1977 animated movie "Wizards"
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  • Victor Jules
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    Here's something intriguing -- a stylish modern (circa 1950? 1935?) major recording studio in East Germany with a disused pipe organ across one wall:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_i0oAFB6Kg

    Any knowledge out there of details on this instrument and why it's (as he states) not functional? Guess it's likely to be Rieger-Kloss.

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  • Victor Jules
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    More crumbs on The Abominable Dr. Phibes, of which I'm hardly a fan: he was a concert organist before the loss of his wife. There are at least two other beautiful classical-type pieces heard in the music track -- a baroque type number at 58:53 and 117:15, a lovely 3/4 adagio at 59:46. If anybody can identify these as non-Kirchin I'd be most grateful!

    Speaking of which -- didn't somebody else ask for help in identifying a piece in this thread, but got no answers? Know I saw it, can't find it.

    Just watched the whole flick for the firstime in YT, where a commenter states "I actually knew the guy who played the organ in the opening. His name was Dr. Robert Moore Strippy and he passed away just the other week and I attended his funeral this past Saturday."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QfsQB_He0g&t=4748s

    Wikipedia confirms Dr. Strippy and says "The organ used is the New York Paramount theater organ, now in the Century II Center in Wichita, Kansas".

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  • Barnaby Page
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    Hi Victor, I can't figure out a way to share it on here - it's too long for a comment or an attachment, and it doesn't look like just anyone can start a blog. But if you give me an email address I'll be happy to send it

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  • Victor Jules
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    OMG, what next! Interesting!

    Why don't you post your article in Organforum -- I see they allow 'blogs' here, so you could presumably create one, paste in the whole thing and notify us in this thread.

  • Barnaby Page
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    I wrote a piece for Organists' Review a few years ago on organs in the movies - I can probably find you a PDF if you're interested.

    A couple of other nice, more incidental, cases:

    • There's an episode of The Walking Dead where they dismantle an organ in a deserted church, using the pipes to fight off the zombies!

    • And the new Elton John movie, Rocketman, features the Royal Academy of Music's new organ (partially funded by and dedicated to Elton) in the background of a scene where the young Elton gets his first piano lesson at the Academy. Completely anachronistic but a sweet touch.

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  • Victor Jules
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    In this Addams Family documentary Herman Munster is seen sitting sideways at a pump organ for about a second at 30:11:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsJ168b5PE8

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  • Hamman
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    Wow...it looks like that organ morphs into a piano case

  • tpappano
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    I'm sitting here watching "Blood Legacy", aka. "Legacy of Blood" (1971) and a scene in a living or music room includes what appears to be a Hammond C3 and (I think) a JR-20 or PR-20 tone cabinet. Also a grand piano in the room. No one has played it yet but still an hour to go 8)

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  • myorgan
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    Reginald Foort toured with a Möller pipe organ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Foort
    and recently there was a thread about another person who had a transportable pipe organ, perhaps in a trailer.

    Michael
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