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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2011, 08:44:26 AM »

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I hope no melodeons were harmed during the making of the film.   

I fear the worst, I'm afraid, it was about to sink. 

If some on there are anything to go by, I expect it resurfaced on Ebay!
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2011, 10:00:42 AM »

Shirley Temple's The Little Princess has a melodeon in her "Old Kent Road" scene with Arthur Treacher. One of my favourites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1gxYDxxd7I

(I realize the melodeon becomes an orchestra after the opening bars but what do you expect?)

The guy is really playing it too, not miming.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2011, 11:55:54 AM »

Several long years ago, Russian State TV, just after the wall came down, was making a film about International folk music, and Carlisle Sword, Morris and Clog represented the UK.  I played a Saltarelle Berry, and a pal, Frank Lee played a Dino Bafetti black dog III.  The programme was filmed in the USSR, and I've yet to see the video - they did promise us  copy!!
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2011, 01:09:58 PM »

I watched "The Last King Of Scotland" on DVD the other night and was amused and surprised to see Idi Amin / Forest Whitaker playing a 2-row Pokerwork,

Oh,and pedant alert...didn't Idi Amin play 1 row...?

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He may well have done - but I've certainly seen photographs of him with an Erica.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2011, 01:16:28 PM »

It's a very long time since I've seen it, but is there not one in the village band at the start of Roman Polanski's Tess of the Durbervilles? (Frankly all I can recall clearly is Nastassja Kinski.......... ;))
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2011, 11:55:04 AM »

"Crazy Heart" (2009) with Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal.  Joel Guzman plays a Hohner in a country music dance bar.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #66 on: November 16, 2011, 02:09:26 PM »

I think there is a movie called "travels of the wind" (or something lke that) that's in Spanish and plays in Colombia (i think). It's about a "haunted" Pokerwork. I have the movie, but my knowledge of Spanish was too far away in my brain to actually get past the first 5 minutes. Migt be worth finding an english version somewhere?
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2011, 05:28:13 PM »

"boys and a girl from county clare" has a fair bit
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #68 on: November 17, 2011, 05:54:09 PM »

I remember seeing an accordion being played on the TV seires MadMen. I know this is'nt a film but I found it really interesting. You can watch it by typing in MadMen Accordion on Youtube.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2011, 03:50:48 PM »

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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #70 on: November 18, 2011, 04:32:08 PM »

In the 1953 movie "The War of the Worlds" we see a 2-row melodeon player at the beginning of the scene at the barn dance.

No wonder the aliens were so agitated.  >:(
I remember that scene too.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2011, 03:49:52 AM »

Isn't there a Piano Accordion featured in the "Quiet Man"?

Not a PA, just saw this movie last week.  Features in many pub scenes a 2 row Melodeon possibly a Wooden Paolo or Hohner in what I'm imagining to be C/#D or B/C   Has a fairly large part in the movie.
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #72 on: November 28, 2011, 07:56:40 AM »

In the 1953 movie "The War of the Worlds" we see a 2-row melodeon player at the beginning of the scene at the barn dance.

.. it's been quite a while since I saw that one  :|glug

However in the 1997 skit version .. the evil Martians are finally repulsed when itis  discovered that Country and Western music causes their brains to explode.

I think perhaps the melodeonistas may have had a lucky escape. It's producers clearly failed to even think of us at storyboard stage  :Ph
   
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #73 on: November 28, 2011, 12:17:22 PM »

The Pub Scene In "The Quiet Man" - YouTube.  Wikipedia says that's none other than Ken Curtis, "Festus" from the TV series Gunsmoke, doing a quite bad job of miming.  He was newly married to John Ford's daughter, too.   
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #74 on: November 28, 2011, 01:15:28 PM »

, doing a quite bad job of miming.    

I'd like a box that plays without moving your fingers....just a bit of in and out action :||:

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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #75 on: November 28, 2011, 04:06:05 PM »

I think there is a movie called "travels of the wind" (or something lke that) that's in Spanish and plays in Colombia (i think). It's about a "haunted" Pokerwork. I have the movie, but my knowledge of Spanish was too far away in my brain to actually get past the first 5 minutes. Migt be worth finding an english version somewhere?
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Good spot, Cooper!

The English title is The Wind Journeys. We have it in the collection of the library where I work. It's an excellent film -- lyrical imagery, beautiful photography, and a deadly serious story filled with rich interactions between characters, landscapes, and supernatural forces. That much is quite typical of Latin American film and literature. I compiled a list of my favorite 'road movies' (one of my responsibilities in doing viewer advisory) and included this movie. There is a dramatic melodeon 'battle' between the forces of good and evil taking place in an arena-like setting in a small village... There is also a country melodeon tuner shown working his craft by candlelight for the main character. Beware! he touches the tongues with his fingers and blows on them to sound them off. Our copy has optional English subtitles.

Okay, I'll stop dropping superlatives and let you people go hunt down the film. If you enjoy cinema, you won't be disappointed.  Here is a good still of Marciano Martinez playing his East German goldbrand box. It pretty much says it all!





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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #76 on: November 28, 2011, 05:47:46 PM »

'journeys of the wind'...... good enough recommendation for me fellas, just ordered it off t'internet. I love a good film and couldn't resist one starring a melodeon with horns!!  >:E Bob
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Re: Melodeons appearing in films...
« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2011, 06:25:28 PM »

Then of course, there's Rango ! With the Hohner-playing bird in the chorus. Hilarious movie. Highly recommended. 00.15 & later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecXzTIKAIxM&feature=related
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melodeons in film - The Holy Mountain
« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2011, 12:33:12 AM »

Last night I watched Arnold Fanck's The Holy Mountain and noticed it has several melodeons of different types. The German title is Der Heilige Berg, so to be clear, I'm not referring to the notorious Jodorowsky film. Anyhow, Fanck's film centers around a love triangle that destroys two mountain climbers. Before setting out on their final ascent, they are shown stowing their Hohners in rucksacks and playing them atop the summits in the Swiss Alps. In one scene, a box is tossed four or five feet between craggy peaks. In another scene, Luis Trenker plays his Hohner while stranded on a high ledge in a howling mountain storm. It's a good movie, I'd recommend it to most people and I'm always trying to get people interested in silent film.

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Re: melodeons in film - The Holy Mountain
« Reply #79 on: December 01, 2011, 08:13:38 AM »

Were any melodeons harmed in the making of this film? (:)
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