has long been a favourite with movie directors seeking to enhance the
dramatic effect. Trouble is, the same few pieces seem destined to be
chosen over and over, like The Ride of the Valkyries, which has
featured in at least six big-screen productions.
Here, to the best
of my research on the Internet and elsewhere, are two lists of movies
(other than ones about the composer's life) that have enlisted Wagner’s
help. The first list is self-explanatory,
and the second contains films for which as
yet I am unable to specify the Wagner pieces involved. Readers are
invited to clarify the position or to add any missed titles.
(Siegfied’s Funeral Music)
(Prelude to Act 1)
One Hundred Men and a Girl
Triumph of the Will
(Overture and/or Pilgrim's Chorus)
and Isolde (Love Death)
Farewell to Arms
Walküre (Ride of the Valkyries)
The Blues Brothers
My Girl 2
One, Two, Three
|Age of Gold
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