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  • #76
    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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    • #77
      From the 1977 animated movie "Wizards"
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      -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Classic, 1899 Kimball mirrored high top
      -- Rodgers W5000, Roland RD300nx, Juno DS-61/88 - 1975 Conn 643 Theater - 1959 Hammond M3
      -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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

    • #78
      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....

      Current:
      1971 T-202 with Carsten Meyer mods: Remove key click filters, single-trigger percussion, UM 16' drawbar volume correction. Lower Manual bass foldback.
      Korg CX3 (original 1980's analogue model).
      1967 Leslie 122 with custom inbuilt preamp on back panel for 1/4" line-level inputs, bass & treble controls. Horn diffusers intact.
      2009 Marshall 2061x HW Plexi head into Marshall 4x12 cabinet.

      Former:
      1964 C3
      196x M-102
      197x X5
      197x Leslie 825

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      • #79
        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
        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 & 6 Pianos

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        • Victor Jules
          Victor Jules commented
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          That'll be the day! You're calling to mind the Wayne Newton episode of Bonanza -- he plays a pump organ in a chapel without moving his legs, and it sounds like..... a wavery electronic, of course! OMG, here it is -- about 47:33

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qzF7RwvEtc

          Had thought this episode was about the femininity of his voice -- apparently not so. But I haven't seen it in 53 years. Funny comment: "What’s KD Lang doing in this episode?😂"

      • #80
        Does "Carnival of Souls" 1962 ring any bells. The wes cravin remake was trash on disk.
        Instruments:
        22/8 Button accordion.

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        • Victor Jules
          Victor Jules commented
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          Covered in post #15 of this thread. Feel free to comment further. I had no idea there was ever a remake -- it does sound like trash via wicked pedia.

      • #81
        Nice info, Johnbeetem. This wasn't easy to find. Thank you. Here's a shot from Alexander Nevsky (1938).
        Screen shot from Alexander Nevsky 1938

        -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Classic, 1899 Kimball mirrored high top
        -- Rodgers W5000, Roland RD300nx, Juno DS-61/88 - 1975 Conn 643 Theater - 1959 Hammond M3
        -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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        • Victor Jules
          Victor Jules commented
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          What do you know -- must have been inspired by an old painting. Russia was undoubtedly organ-free 750 years ago

        • Silken Path
          Silken Path commented
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          Actually I think the organ belonged to the Germans or Swedes. The Russians were busy mending their nets and the Mongols wanted them to join the Horde.

      • #82
        Originally posted by Victor Jules View Post
        Here's a thread for reporting the fleeting glimpse (no matter how fleeting!) of an organ in a movie, TV show, periodical or whatever that sends chills up your spine -- but mostly movies. Or for asking what organ or make it was, mebbe what was being played on it -- the works! All organs, every kind that has a keyboard. I report reed organ apparitions in the Reed Organ Restoration Yahoo egroup, but y'all can do so here if you like. There's already a thread here for Hammond sightings, so take your pick on that brand.

        It's prompted by my random viewing of a 1952 Joan Crawford movie in Youtube -- Sudden Fear. At 32:53 they're showing a somebody play a large console in what looks like an opulent home

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3eVm8gfroQ

        Actual organ location of the era or cinematic mock-up?
        That's the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, and it's a real organ still in use today!

        https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/educ...organ-concerts

        -V
        Allen ADC 3500
        Hammond L100

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        • #83
          Thanks so much! I'll tell them -- they'll prolly tell me "oh, it's been used in tons of movies"

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          • #84
            I've just watched the The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) -- have succumbed to the ubiquitous Youtube ads for Vudu movie streaming service, and am extremely glad I did. This wonderful old movie's score is studded with ominous chords played on electronic-sounding organs, but somewhere in its second half are some that sound quite authentically pipe.

            The theremin is extensively used in this film, of course, and what do you know -- the Hammond Novachord
            https://organforum.com/forums/forum/...achord-on-ebay

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            • #85
              And again today, I was watching the classic musical Annie, and there is (presumably) a pipe organ in the balcony when she enters Daddy Warbucks' house.

              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 & 6 Pianos

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              • #86
                -Admin

                Allen 965
                Zuma Group Midi Keyboard Encoder
                Zuma Group DM Midi Stop Controller
                Hauptwerk 4.2

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                • Victor Jules
                  Victor Jules commented
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                  Haha, fun! Thanks! The playing is so real -- the animated fingers hitting the real keys on realistic keyboards. Must be a variant of the tech where an animated creature articulates one's own words as with youtuber The Truth Factory. If only 'Thing' were real I'd like to congratulate it for rejecting the T&F in Dm.

                  I may just have to darken a theater door and see this movie, something I almost never do. I don't suppose anybody here can identify the organ(s) used in the music track? Mebbe made-up fantasy sounds.

                • Admin
                  Admin commented
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                  The organ is in film composer Nathan Barr's Bandrika studio in Tarzana, California. The Wurlitzer theatre organ is from the famed Alfred Neumann sound scoring stage at Fox. Before it's removal in 1998, it was used in many film scores, most notably by Bernard Herrman in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and scores he did for Hitchcock. More information here:
                  http://nathanbarr.com/studio/

                • myorgan
                  myorgan commented
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                  How odd! Our Symphony conductor is conducting in a couple of the videos. I now remember receiving the link a couple of months ago because of the organ, and he wanted to share it with me.

                  Small world! Thanks for sharing, Admin.

                  Michael

              • #87
                I also just re-watched the '90s remake of Casper. The organ was never played, but was shown. It is an impractical design because the design not only curved the console (á-là theatre organ), but also the keyboards. I would like to have seen a close-up of that organ but it was never shown.

                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 & 6 Pianos

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                • #88
                  OMG, it's great! (Admin and everybody!) Have watched the 1st 2 videos and am launching into the 3rd -- amazing stuff including his wonderful passion for the Wurli. (He says he doesn't play -- could have fooled me?)
                  I'm a movie addict and I love anything about MAKING movies. He's saved and lavishly restored a theater organ, I guess we can forgive him for gutting a pump organ THANKS, Admin.

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                  • #89
                    Another miracle has struck. In Pollyanna (1960 Disney movie), does anybody remember the arresting shot where a pump organ suddenly appears with two hands playing it? As I live and breathe, the actress is actually playing the music being heard (normally impossible hurdle #1) and it SOUNDS LIKE A PUMP ORGAN in the music track (#2) -- they didn't replace it with an electronic as I'd expected.

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                    • #90
                      This one is a far reach, but it is dearly beloved by me. I've read it faithfully first thing in the morning for more than a decade. It takes place in a world where mad scientists rule (badly!). A scientist with a true Spark of madness can warp reality.

                      In this scene, our heroine is defending her friends in a traveling circus from attack by the Baron Wolfenbach by controlling robotic circus wagons with the music from a theatre organ.

                      http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061229
                      http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070117


                      The story starts here, should you be so inclined: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021104
                      organs, alas, do not figure prominently although one or two show up in the background.
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