Movies That Have Inspired Your Playing?

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  1. ScotNL

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    Jaco (2015) biopic of Jaco Pistorius.

    I guess any film about a person who lives and breathes music might be as inspiring. It's all starts with the melody, says Jaco.

    I've heard it's available via torrents if you are so inclined.

    Any films you've found that really inspired your playing?
     
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    The Karate Kid, where Ralph Maccio and Bruce Lee have a guitar showdown at the end to see who's soul goes to the devil. Since then I've always tried to play guitar like Bruce Lee.
     
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    Pretty much any "chick flick" or cooking shows that involve some sort of competition. I hate these shows so when my wife turns them on, I pick up a guitar and noodle around.
     
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    Terms of Endearment, when John Lithgow pays for Debra Winger's groceries at the store when she doesn't have any money and then they raid her mom's bank account and buy a guitar together and start a band. That's a great movie.
     
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    Oh Brother, Where art Thou?

    Great soundtrack.
     
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    Debbie Does Dallas:twisted:
     
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    Most obviously....A Hard Day's Night.
    Less obviously.....Local Hero.
     
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    'Back to the future' , was the initial spark at 13. Took me almost a year to actually pick up a guitar.

    Later came Crossroads, The song remains the same, Woodstock footage, Singles...

    My sister had this VHS, it didn't do it for me.:lol:

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    Eddie Cochran performing Twenty Flight Rock in The Girl Can't Help it.

     
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    At the risk of rehashing an old thread, the Woodstock movie.

    Also the soundtrack from The Trip. Lousy movie, great soundtrack. Bit of a cheat though as it's The Electric Flag.

    edit: swapped the YouTube video for a safer one
     
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    Back To The Future really planted a seed in my brain that wouldn’t be denied. I was 11 when I first saw it in its first theatrical release. I persistently bugged my parents after that. It only took three years or so.
     
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    Old spaghetti westerns, especially ones scored by Ennio Morricone.
     
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    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.... ;)

     
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    I'd have to say "Jaws". I saw the movie in the theater when I was 13. I ALMOST have the ominous shark theme down. I mean, it's close. Real close. I still need practice...
     
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    no sound probably due to copywrite, but this was it- beautiful girls, great music - every ten year old boys dream

     
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    good for that right hand rhythm.
     
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    Are you talking about crossroads? Where Steve via and Ralph Macchio dual

    I wish I could do anything like Bruce Lee
     
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    As far as music pictures I’d have to say La Bamba and The Last Waltz

    I remember watching La Bamba when I was around 12 and trying to copy the chords not knowing whether the actors were actually playing real chords or not
     
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