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Movies about sound or field recording (nature/ambience)

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3 hours ago, Corbin said:

"Diva," which chronicles a young French man obsessed with an American opera singer who has never been recorded live in performance.  He tapes her surreptitiously with a Nagra IV-S (I think).  We never see the mic(s).  That sets the stage for a mistaken-identity plot line.  Good film.

 

1 hour ago, daniel said:

Cheesey, but I do like this film. Cythia Hawkins not recording her performances stands out in our time where everyone wants to be recorded. The sound track is great. 

Cheesey as SHIT, albeit not moon in the gutter .... If I remember the right director whilst watching the news tonight I seem to recall it was a Nagra E ? Could be wrong. Remember the bath as much. Ha, but as someone (like Dan) who grew up with the French Sans Wave, I do still enjoy all this shit. I am happy to report that I realised I was the youngest (in my 40s) to be in a theatre in Paris last year watching Subway ..... ON FILM. Bliss. It was an audience mini party...

Jez

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It's a Nagra IV-S.  You clearly see how the two channel level knobs are linked when he adjusts the levels during his bootleg concert recording.   Wonderful film.  The excerpt of the opera "La Wally" from this film was a minor hit record at the time.  Besides being a stylish thriller it raised questions about the ownership of art and performances that are still very much in play today.

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Wow I saw that film in college in the early 80s... Forgot about it. But I think I may try to find and watch it again. Here's a trailer I found on YouTube:

 

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not specifically related to fieldrecording, a bbc doc called "The Radiophonic Workshop" . 

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