Best Music Movies of 1974
Phantom of the Paradise
Fledgling singer-songwriter Winslow Leach finds himself double-crossed by the nefarious music producer Swan, who steals both his music and the girl Winslow wants to sing it, Phoenix, for the grand opening of his rock palace, the Paradise. After Swan has Winslow sent to prison for trespassing, Winslow endures a freak accident that leaves him disfigured, after which he seeks revenge on both Swan and the Paradise.
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
Famed composer Gustav Mahler reflects on the tragedies of his life and failing marriage while traveling by train.
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour ’74
Irish Tour '74 is a film which captures the artist, his music, the period and the place with perfection. Filmed in January 1974 at Rory Gallaghers Irish Tour at Belfast Ulster Hall, Dublin Carlton Cinema and Cork City Hall. Directed by Tony Palmer
The Little Prince
Based on the story by Antoine deSaint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot (Richard Kiley) makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox (Gene Wilder), a Snake (Bob Fosse), and the pilot.
A Poem Is a Naked Person
Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).
The film focuses on eccentric Mame Dennis, whose madcap life is disrupted when her deceased brother's son Patrick is entrusted to her care.
Glenn Gould: The Alchemist
Filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon visits piano virtuoso Glenn Gould more than ten years after his self-imposed exile from the stage, which results in a mixture of interview and performance.
Alice Cooper: Good to See You Again
1. The Lady Is a Tramp (Studio segment) 2. Hello Hooray 3. Billion Dollar Babies 4. Elected 5. I'm Eighteen 6. Raped and Freezin' 7. No More Mr. Nice Guy 8. My Stars 9. Unfinished Sweet 10. Sick Things 11. Dead Babies 12. I Love the Dead 13. School's Out 14. Under My Wheels The original Rock'n' Roll spectacle. The groundbreaking tour. The five original members of Alice Cooper group captured live. The 1973 Billion Dollar Babies show was the first of its kind. No other band had ever brought a more expensive, elaborate theatrical production to the rock stage - and rarely has any since. Good To See You Again, Alice Cooper - the film made during the Billion Dollar Babies tour that combines stunning concert footage with an outrageous story and also features the band's acting debut.
Frank Sinatra: The Main Event
Charged with the electricity of a heavyweight prizefight, The Main Event was filmed live at Madison Square Garden, a venue usually reserved for sporting events and rock 'n' roll concerts.