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Robin
post Jan 23 2008, 05:54 AM
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Hi everyone. I'm addicted to anything that is related to blues. I like movies that have alot of blues music in them or is about blues music, like Black Snake Moan and Crossroads.
I have only seen one documentary about blues so far, "The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins". I would like to see more, but I don't know about any good ones.

It would be great if you guys could recommend some good blues related movies/documentaries.
Perhaps we can make a little list.


Movies:

Black Snake Moan
Crossroads
Blues Brothers (super funny)
Blues Brothers 2
Mo' Better Blues
Doors(It's about Jim Morrison and The Doors)
O brother where art Thou

Documentaries:

The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' Hopkins(the whole thing is on google video, click this link)
Blind Willie's Blues
The Blues
Delta Rising

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post Jan 23 2008, 09:43 AM
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You should check out an old movie starring Denzel Washington called Mo' Better Blues. Its not really guitar related but I know you won't mind. Its about a jazz player named Bleek. He plays a Trumpet with his band and plays on a more sophisticated night clubs. Really gritty movie and the music is just superb. When you watch it, its more like a Jazz music movie more than blues music. Its made by Spike Lee in 1990. Old but not that old.

a clip from the movie:

The Blues

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post Jan 23 2008, 10:17 AM
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I have found these, but I haven't got hold of them myself yet.
http://www.pbs.org/theblues/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439471/plotsummary
http://www.deltarising.com/home.html

And a serch for "blues documentary" on amazon.com gives quit a few too.

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post Jan 23 2008, 10:25 AM
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I love Crossroads. Another cool movie, maybe more "soul" but great one is The Comittments.

Blues brothers 2
The Doors, or was the title just "Doors"
O brother where art Thou (I must have seen that too may times already) laugh.gif

That's the ones I know by heart, all pretty well known. Interesting topic, I hope there will be lots of suggestions in here.


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post Jan 23 2008, 04:36 PM
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That's awesome, thanks guys, I'll check it out.


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post Jan 24 2008, 12:52 AM
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Black Snake Moan is brilliant, such a beautiful movie
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post Jan 24 2008, 02:28 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jan 24 2008, 12:52 AM) *
Black Snake Moan is brilliant, such a beautiful movie

Yes, and extremely good music. The scene where Lazarus plays the song "Black Snake Moan" to Rae and the scene when Lazarus is playing with the band in the bar are AMAZING!! I gotta get the CD.


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post Feb 27 2008, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 23 2008, 11:25 AM) *
I love Crossroads. Another cool movie, maybe more "soul" but great one is The Comittments.


I've seen The Commitments, very funny and enjoyable movie!


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