Episode 112: BF Movie Touchstones

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Somewhat in the spirit of Extra Hot Great’s television Canon, your hosts each assembled a list of favorite movies and agreed to make a universal Bellwether Friends list out of intersecting titles. In this episode, we reveal our picks to one another. Click here for the joint list! *sounds of paper rustling*

Links
Alene’s List (revised)
10 Things I Hate About You
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Amadeus
American Dreamer
Arsenic & Old Lace
Babe
dora
Black Panther
Blockers
Booksmart
Cabin In The Woods
Charade
Clerks (Kevin Smith)
Coming To America
Cornetto Trilogy: Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End
Crazy Rich Asians
The Cutting Edge
D.E.B.S.
Deadpool, Deadpool 2
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Desk Set
Desperately Seeking Susan
District 9
Easy A
Fargo (The Coen Brothers)
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The Fasts And The Furiouses (all)
The Favourite
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes)
French Kiss
Get Out
ghostbusters
Ghostbusters (2016)
Grosse Pointe Blank
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Hidden Figures
The Holiday
The House Bunny
How To Train Your Dragon (all)
Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
Legally Blonde
Let The Right One In
Love Actually
Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL
Moana
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Moonlight
The Nine Lives of Christmas
Ocean’s 8
Out Of Sight
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
The Philadelphia Story
Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect 3
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
Say Anything
The Silence Of The Lambs
Singles
Sleepless In Seattle
Sliding Doors
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The Sound Of Music
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Spy
Step Up (all)
Stranger Than Fiction
The Sure Thing
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
The Usual Suspects
The Vanishing (1988)
When Harry Met Sally
Wings Of Desire
Wonder Woman
Zombieland, Zombieland 2: Double Tap

Anna’s List (revised)
Beauty and the Beast
Best In Show
*Black Panther
Blades of Glory
The Blues Brothers
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bring It On
*Charade
Clue
Clueless
Cold Comfort Farm
*Crazy Rich Asians
*The Cutting Edge
*D.E.B.S.
The Dead Don’t Die
Desert Hearts
Fire
*Get Out
*Grosse Pointe Blank
Halloween
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
It’s In The Water
Labyrinth
A League Of Their Own
*Legally Blonde
Logan’s Run
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy
Mean Girls
The Meg
Miss Congeniality
*Moana
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
*Moonlight
Much Ado About Nothing
Mulan
The Music Man
*Ocean’s 8
The Parent Trap (both)
Persuasion
Pirates Of The Caribbean
*Pitch Perfect series
Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
The Princess Bride
Robin Hood (Disney)
Robin Hood (1938)
Romancing The Stone
A Room With A View
Saving Face
Say Anything
Singin’ In The Rain
Sleepless In Seattle
So I Married An Axe Murderer
*The Sound Of Music
Spaceballs
*Spy
Star Wars (original trilogy)
Strictly Ballroom
*To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Wayne’s World
When Harry Met Sally

Anna’s Honorable Mentions
*10 Things I Hate About You
Adventures In Babysitting
*The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
The African Queen
Aladdin
American Pie
Annie
*Arsenic And Old Lace
Austin Powers
Back To The Future
Bend It Like Beckham
Better Off Dead
Captain Marvel
*Coming To America
The Craft
Crocodile Dundee
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
*Deadpool
Deliver Us From Eva
*Desk Set
*Fast and Furious franchise
*Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
*French Kiss
*Ghostbusters (2016)
Gia
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Goonies
*Guardians of the Galaxy
Highlander
Jumanji (2017)
The Karate Kid
The Little Mermaid
Love & Basketball
Mad Max: Fury Road
*Magic Mike XXL
Meet Me In St. Louis
Moonraker
*The Nine Lives Of Christmas
*The Philadelphia Story
Short Circuit
Shrek
*The Silence Of The Lambs
Speed
*Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Star Wars (new trilogy)
Tank Girl
Thor: Ragnarok
While You Were Sleeping
White Christmas
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Willow
*Wonder Woman

Other mentions:
The Thin Man
Sunset Boulevard
Wait Until Dark
Johnny Belinda
The Lady Eve
True Grit
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Blazing Saddles
The Harvey Girls
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Good Morning, Vietnam
Pearl Harbor
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
Top Gun

Musical Obsessions
Anna: Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Alene: The Dead Don’t Die by Sturgill Simpson

Obsessions
Anna: To L and Back (podcast)
Alene: KissCon, Loretta Chase, Megan Frampton

Episode 108: Opera With @marccold

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In this episode, we discuss all things (European) opera with noted cataloger @marccold! Content warning for sexual assault and murder (no thanks to Don Giovanni).

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Links
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Episode 83 with @Tuphlos
Great Courses: Operas of Mozart, How To Listen To and Understand Opera
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Seattle Opera
Puccini: Tosca
New York City Opera
BBC Wales: The Choral Tradition of Wales
Mozart: La Vendetta from The Marriage of Figaro, sung by Fernando Corena
Met Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts
Stories of the Great Operas
The Barber of Seville
Met Opera Shop
Opera News
Thomas Allen
Opera books
Gluck: Le Calme Rentre Dans Mon Coeur from Iphigénie en Tauride, sung by Bruno Taddia
Norm Hollingshead
Boris Goldovsky
The Met: Live in HD
The Magic Flute
Tosca’s Kiss
Puccini: Donde Lieta Usci from La Boheme, sung by Sara Scuderi
Verdi: Miserere from Il Trovatore sung by Franco Corelli and Leontyne Price
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A Night at The Opera
Treemonisha
Julia Perry: The Cask of Amontillado
Hermann: How I Love Them from Wuthering Heights, sung by Adriana Zabala
Jeanine Tesori: Blue to premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival
Desyatnikov: Rosenthal’s Children
Vladimir Sorokin: Blue Lard
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Wagner: The Ring (English), English National Opera
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Mozart: Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute, sung by Diana Damrau
Webber: Cats
Amadeus
Carmen
Carmen Jones
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What’s Opera, Doc?
Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte Overture
Mozart: Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars :: part 1 :: part 2 :: part 3
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte
Greer Grimsley
La Boheme
Rent
Beverly Cleary: Otis Spofford
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Who: Tommy
Hamilton
Verdi: La Traviata
A Room With a View
Verdi: La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, sung by Luciano Pavarotti
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from The Ring
cosi
Cosi
The Fifth Element
The Lost Weekend
Madame Butterfly
M. Butterfly
Farewell My Concubine
Miss Saigon
Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book
Ethan Mordden
Karen Sturges: Death of a Baritone, Death of a Poohbah
farinelli
Farinelli
Stephanie Burgis: Masks and Shadows
Alexander Chee: The Queen of the Night
Dorothy Dunnett: Dolly and the Singing Bird
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Terry Pratchett: Maskerade
Kate Ross: Julian Kestrel mysteries
Space Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Judith Weir: A Night at the Chinese Opera

Lists, articles
Neatorama: 10 Operas You Didn’t Know you Already Like
Wikipedia: List of films using the music of Richard Wagner
Royal Opera House: 8 of the greatest operatic moments in film
Roger Ebert: The five arias from opera movies can’t live without
Glyndebourne: 10 times opera stole the scene at the movies
Goodreads: Books about opera
Talk Classical: Novels about operas?
Mental Floss: 13 Operas Adapted From Famous Novels
Book Scrolling: The Best Books About or Featuring the Opera (Nonfiction & Fiction)
NPR: 5 Books to Ignite an Opera Obsession

Musical Obsessions
Marc: Tuvan/Mongolian Throat Singing
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Alene: Toreador song from Carmen
Anna: Habanera from Carmen

Obsessions
Marc: Edgar Award winning The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs; The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Anna: Tombow dual brush pens
Alene: #chuckstravaganza

Episode 83: Classical Music Advisory with @Tuphlos

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In this episode, we follow up Episode 82 with Classical Music Advisory, bringing back Robin @Tuphlos Bradford (previously our guest on Episode 36) to share her expertise. We learned a lot about Robin’s dark musical past in the process, including her love for the cello and her secret years as a flutist?!

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Links

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
Mstislav Rostropovich
Bagpipe scholarship
flute
Jean-Pierre Rampal
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major
Chaminade: Concertino for Flute
Bach: Cello Suites
Ennio Morricone
Rachel Portman
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor
Johannes Moser
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Zuill Bailey (Oz)
rogers
Yo-Yo Ma (Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor)
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in D Minor
Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Dr. Robert Greenberg (Twitter)
The Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works (get it from your library!)
sweetdreams
Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
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The Guardian View on Diversity in Classical Music: Quality and Equality
10 Female Composers You Should Know
Ten Black Composers Whose Works Deserve to be Heard More Often
14 of the Most Influential Latin American Composers of the 20th Century
Classical So White and Male: Time is Overdue for Diversity
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in G Major
Fanny Hensel (nee Mendelssohn): Overture
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement
Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Three Dances for Orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Fathom Events

13 Best Classical Music Movies
10 of the best (and worst) films about composers
Immortal Beloved
Impromptu
Amadeus
The Red Violin
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
Shine
Hilary and Jackie

Twelve of the Best: Books Featuring Classical Music
11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Orfeo by Richard Powers
Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall (also TV)
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Musical Obsessions
Robin: Johannes Moser playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor
Anna: first movement of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Alene: “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic

Obsessions
Robin: YouTubing cellists
Anna: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
Alene: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

Episode 82: Classical Music Favorites

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite classical pieces and our recent live symphony experiences.

Also: our What to Watch Next Bracket poll results! By the will of the popular vote (or the person/s with the most ways of accessing the internet), we will be watching The Good Place.
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The playlist for this episode is on Spotify.

Links
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Für Elise
Seattle Symphony
Tanglewood
jerrylewis
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Classic King FM
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 “Elvira Madigan”
Amadeus
Mozart: Turkish March
elizabethruth on Instagram
Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
trombone
Ravel: Bolero
Torvill & Dean 1984 Gold Medal Ice Dancing Routine
Tchaikovsky: Final Waltz & Apotheosis
Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
San Francisco Chronicle: “Classical So White and Male: The Time is Overdue for Diversity
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (stand up)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra/2001: A Space Odyssey
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini/Somewhere in Time
Pachelbel: Canon in D
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Satie: Gymnopedie
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Beethoven: Pathétique
Beethoven: 7th Symphony
Billy Joel: This Night
Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Star Trek/Star Wars Spectacular
John Williams

Musical Obsessions
Belle of the Ball” by Leroy Anderson
Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty

Obsessions
A Wrinkle in Time
One Day at a Time