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Producer (feature film)

1.
Stormy Weather (1943) as Asst to prod
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.

Music (feature film)

2.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Martha is a damaged young woman, haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia after escaping from an abusive cult. As she struggles to re-assimilate into her family, her growing sense of dread seeps into her new life, threatening her future.
3.
Amelia (2009)
After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her
4.
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
A group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty and thirtysomethings navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life.
5.
Up in the Air (2009)
Ryan Bingham is truly living the high life. Flying all over the world on business, he never stops moving...until he meets Alex, a fellow passenger and learns that life isn't about the journey, but the connections we make along the way.
6.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man who's unable to stop time. From 1918 into the 21st century, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way.
7.
Two Lovers (2008)
While recovering from a recent heartbreak, a charismatic but troubled young man becomes involved with two women in quick succession, forcing him to make a difficult decision between the two.
8.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
A man becomes accidentally magnetized and erases all the tapes in the video store where his best friend works. To save the store, the duo re-enact and re-film every movie that its single loyal customer, an elderly woman, rents.
9.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Charlie Wilson was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afgha
10.
Great Debaters, The (2007)
Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach, uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson's debate team receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University 's championship team.
11.
Idlewild (2006)
In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing
12.
White Countess (2005)
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars. Todd Jackson (mid-40s), once an American diplomat filled with idealism, has lost his sight several years earli
13.
Munich (2005) as Composer
In September of 1972 an unprecedented terrorist attack unfolded live before 900 million television viewers across the globe and ushered in a brave new world of unpredictable violence. It was the second week of the Summer Olympics, and in Munich, West Germany, the games that had been dubbed "The Olympics of Peace and Joy" were off to a rousing start. Without warning, an extremist Palestinian group known as Black September invaded the Olympic Village, killing two members of the Israeli Olympic team and capturing nine hostages. The tense stand-off and tragic massacre that ensued played out with stunning immediacy on television before an international populace and ended 21 hours later when anchorman Jim McKay spoke the haunting words, "They're all gone." Mourning the massacre and infuriated by its savagery, a young Israeli patriot and intelligence officer, Avner is approached by a Mossad officer named Ephraim who presents him with an unprecedented mission in Israeli history. He asks Avner to leave behind his pregnant wife, relinquish his identity and go completely underground on a mission to hunt down and kill the 11 men accused of masterminding the murders. Despite his inexperience, Avner becomes the leader of a team of four very diverse yet highly skilled recruits: the brash, tough, South African-born getaway driver, Steve; the German Jew Hans, who has a flair for forging documents; the Belgian toymaker-turned-explosives-expert, Robert; and the quiet, methodical Carl, whose job is to "clean up" after the others. Avner and his team circle the globe under a cloak of extreme secrecy, tracking down each man on a closely guarded list of targets and carrying out intricately plotted assassinations. Working outside the rubric of international law, adrift without home or family, their only connection to humanity becomes one another. But even that starts to fray as the four men begin to argue among themselves about the unsettling questions that just won't go away: "Who exactl
14.
Ray (2004) as Song ("Straighten Up And Fly Right")
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring
15.
Melinda and Melinda (2004) as Song ("I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart"); Song ("Moonglow")
Over a meal in a Chinese restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue pr
16.
The Aviator (2004) as Composer
A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes (1905-1976), whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, for which he cared little, to film, casinos, and aviation--as he turned millions of dollars into billions.
17.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) as Song ("Mood Indigo")
Sidda Lee Walker, a prominent young playwright living in New York City, is a long way from her Louisiana hometown and a safe distance from her loving but highly dramatic and eccentric mother, Vivi. And that's the way she'd like to keep it. But when a 'Time Magazine' profile on Sidda implies that Vivi was not a good mother, Vivi is outraged and the two women get into a fight that threatens to destroy not only their relationship but Sidda's tenuous wedding plans with a man who has waited seven years for her to get over her fear of raising a family of her own. Enter the Ya-Ya Sisterhood... Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong friends eager to restore peace no matter what it takes. To truly understand Vivi, the Ya-Yas believe, Sidda must know who her mother was as a young woman. A high-spirited beauty who valued love and loyalty above all else, young Vivi was dealt many disappointments in life but was also blessed with an indomitable sense of humor, an adventurous spirit and three best friends. Together, this inseparable foursome shared both good and bad times, celebrating each other's triumphs for more than 40 years, which they recorded in a scrapbook, known as the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Taking matters into their own hands, the Ya-Yas stage an unorthodox intervention to bring mother and daughter back together. With their help and the help of the Divine Secrets, Sidda will begin to unravel the truth about her complicated and unconventional mother, find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past.
18.
Hart's War (2002) as Song ("Mood Indigo")
Fourth generation Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a German POW camp during WWII. Still, as the camp's highest-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous, ever-watchful eye of Germa
19.
Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The (2001) as Song ("Sophisticated Lady")
In 1940, CW Briggs is the top insurance investigator in New York--or so he keeps telling the firm's new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald. Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.
20.
Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000) as Song ("Mood Indigo")
Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he's been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father's dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown's honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.
21.
Center Stage (2000) as Song ("Moonglow")
A young woman joins ballet school in New York and falls in love with a famous ballet dancer.
22.
Thirteenth Floor, The (1999) as Song ("Caravan")
A virtual reality designer accused of murder realizes he's been living in a simulated world.
23.
Sweet and Lowdown (1999) as Songs ("Caravan" "It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain'T Got That Swing)")
Follows the life of 30s jazz player Emmet Ray and his relationship with a mute woman.
24.
Newton Boys, The (1998) as Song ("Riverboat Shuffle")
Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the
25.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) as Song ("Solitude")
A special detachment fights through war-torn Europe to find a man whose brothers have all died in combat.
26.
One Night Stand (1997) as Song ("The Organ Grinder'S Swing")
A married couple experiences the consequences of extramarital relations when a Los Angeles ad-executive has an affair with a married woman in New York, and then encounters her again a year later.
27.
Ulee's Gold (1997) as Song ("Sophisticated Lady")
A lonely, widowed beekeeper who is raising his two grandchildren while trying to forget a painful past, falls in love with a divorced nurse.
28.
Mirror Has Two Faces, The (1996) as Song ("In A Sentimental Mood")
Rose Morgan teaches a course in Romantic Literature at Columbia University, but doesn't have any romance in her own life. Passion is something she desperately longs for. Gregory Larkin, who teaches mathematics at the same university, has been hurt by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless
29.
Kansas City (1996) as Song ("Solitude")
In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O'Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman's riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music.
30.
Dear God (1996) as Song ("Straighten Up And Fly Right")
A con artist who can't fathom the idea of an honest day's work, Tom Turner has tried every scam in the book. Then, while trying to pay off a gambling debt, he gets arrested attempting to sell tickets on an airline that hasn't flown since the '80s! Sentenced by a judge to get a job or go to jail, Tom
31.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Song ("Lovesick Blues")
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
32.
Swing Kids (1993) as Song ("It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain'T Got That Swing)")
A group of kids living in Germany rebel against Nazi ideals by holding underground swing parties.
33.
White Men Can't Jump (1992) as Song ("Moon Indigo")
A hustler and a street ball player join forces to run a basketball con game.
34.
A League Of Their Own (1992) as Song ("In A Sentimental Mood")
Two sisters become rivals while playing women's baseball during World War II.
35.
Radio Flyer (1992) as Song ("Lovesick Blues")
The story of two young brothers who escape from the harsh realities of life and abuse by their stepfather through fantasy.
36.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Story of wheeling and dealing in the real-estate business.
37.
Barton Fink (1991) as Song ("Down South Camp Meeting)
Set in 1941, the story focuses on a New York playwright who moves to a seedy L.A. hotel and suffers from writers' block after being recruited to write a wrestling movie for Wallace Beery.
38.
Oscar (1991) as Song ("Rockin' In Rhythm")
Despite the bad influences that surround him, a mobster promises his dying father that he'll go straight.
39.
He Said, She Said (1991)
Since there are two sides to every story, this movie examines both point of views of two journalists in love
40.
My Girl (1991) as Song ("Moonglow")
Story about a precocious 11-year-old girl, being raised by her widowed father, who learns to love her wacky family with the help of her best friend.
41.
Addams Family, The (1991) as Song ("The Mooche")
The Addams family attempts to save their fortune from a group of thieves.
42.
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) as Song ("Minnie The Moocher")
Follow up to 1989's "Look Who's Talking."
43.
Two Jakes, The (1990) as Song ("Sophisticated Lady")
'Chinatown' private eye Jake Gittes returns to investigate corruption involving oil.
44.
Harlem Nights (1989) as Songs ("The Gal From Joe'S" "It Don'T Mean A Thing (If It Ain'T Got That Swing)" "Mood Indigo" "Sophisticated Lady")
Jive with two of Hollywood's greatest funnymen in this cool comedy caper! Written and directed by Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights" (1989) co-stars all-time great Richard Pryor, as these two comic geniuses head back into the 1930s in this action-packed adventure. Murphy is Quick, Pryor is Sugar Ray, and the two run a sleek Harlem gambling house filled with gorgeous gals and smooth-talking card sharps. Quick and Ray soon discover they have an adversary in gangster Bugsy Calhoun, who wants the club for himself, and is using a corrupt cop and an alluring femme fatale to do the dirty work for him. But the streetwise father and son are not easily duped, and instead hatch a plan to teach the mobster a lesson he'll never forget.
45.
Fabulous Baker Boys, The (1989) as Songs ("Prelude To A Kiss" "Solitude" "Moonglow")
Two brothers hire a female singer to help their dwindling duo piano-playing act.
46.
Stealing Home (1988) as Song ("Moonglow")
An aging baseball player returns to his home town after the suicide of a childhood friend.
47.
Biloxi Blues (1988) as Song ("Solitude")
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
48.
Let's Get Lost (1988) as Song ("In A Sentimental Mood")
A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from
49.
Dama do cine Shanghai, A (1988) as Song ("Sophisticated Lady")
An ex-boxer wanders into a movie house and quickly falls under the spell of an alluring woman.
50.
Big Town, The (1987) as Song ("Lovesick Blues")
A hot young gambler gets caught between a mob boss and his moll.
51.
In the Mood (1987) as Song ("Solitude")
When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the publicity from this case makes him the
52.
Untouchables, The (1987) as Song ("Mood Indigo")
The story of FBI agent Eliott Ness's obsessive goal to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone.
53.
September (1987) as Song ("Moonglow")
A weekend stay at a Vermont summer house provides glimpses into the lives of six unhappy people most of whom are in love with others who love others, etc.
54.
Cotton Club, The (1984) as Songs ("Minnie The Moocher" "Jitterbug" "The Mooche" "Ring Dem Bells" "Cotton Club Stomp" "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" "Pyramid" "Mood Indigo")
Multiple tales of the loves and lives of musicians, tap dancers, singers, gangsters and their molls at Harlem's legendary jazz joint, "The Cotton Club."
55.
Frances (1982) as Song ("It Don'T Mean A Thing")
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
56.
Jazz in Exile (1982) as Song ("In A Sentimental Mood")
57.
Porky's (1981) as Song ("Lovesick Blues")
1954. The boys at Angel Beach High have one thing on their minds and Porky's, the local honky-tonk striptease joint, is the place to get it. But after the dirty half-dozen get thrown out of the club by Porky himself, the gang vow to wreak havoc on the place in revenge.
58.
Stardust Memories (1980) as Lyrics ("If Dreams Come True")
A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work.
59.
Rough Cut (1980) as Songs ("Sophisticated Lady" "In A Sentimental Mood" "Mood Indigo" "Caravan" "Prelude To A Kiss")
60.
Blues Brothers, The (1980) as Song ("Minnie The Moocher")
Jake and Elwood Blues endeavor to raise $5,000 for their childhood parrish by putting their old band back together uand taking their show on the road. While touring, they manage to wreak havoc on the entire city of Chicago and much of the midwest.
61.
Valentino (1977) as Song ("There'S A New Star In Heaven Tonight")
The famed silent screen star is torn between love and his career.
62.
Twist All Night (1961) as Composer
63.
Jazz Ball (1958) as Composer
64.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Composer
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
65.
Picnic (1955) as Composer
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
66.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Composer
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
67.
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Composer
68.
Stormy Weather (1943) as Composer
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
69.
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Composer
70.
The Wages of Sin (1938) as Composer
71.
Underworld (1937) as Composer
72.
When You're in Love (1937) as Composer
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
73.
The Singing Kid (1936) as Composer
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
74.
Check and Double Check (1930) as Composer
Two black taxi drivers keep landing in hot water in this adaptation of radio's popular Amos 'n' Andy.
75.
The Cock-Eyed World (1929) as Composer

Cast (special)

76.
Duke Ellington: Reminiscing in Tempo (1991)
Explores the life and career of composer, pianist and orchestra leader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington.

Music (special)

77.
Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999) as Song ("Minnie The Moocher")
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances
78.
Cincinnati Pops Holiday: Big Band New Year's Eve (1997) as Song ("Caravan" "Sophisticated Lady")
A New Year's Eve celebration with Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Doc Severinsen on trumpet, Ed Shaughnessy on drums, Eddie Daniels on clarinet, Paul Piller on trombone and singer Patti Page join Kunzel and the orchestra in music from the 1930s and 40s. Ballroom dancers Tim an
79.
Robert Altman's Jazz '34 (1997) as Music ("Solitude")
Twenty-one period-garbed contemporary musicians play jazz classics on the Hey Hey Club set re-created for Robert Altman's fiction feature "Kansas City" (USA/1996).
80.
Marsalis on Music (1995) as Music ("Mood Indigo")
Series for young people in which trumpet virtuoso and composer Wynton Marsalis teaches the fundamentals of classical music and jazz.
81.
Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991) as Song ("It Don'T Mean A Thing" "Caravan" "Sophisticated Lady")
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
82.
Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing (1989) as Music ("Caravan")
A "Great Performances" special featuring trumpet player Wynton Marsalis in concert with his jazz quartet. Also included are scenes of Marsalis coaching young musicians in a master class at Harvard University and a younger group of students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C
83.
Picnic (1986) as Song ("Moonglow")
A tape of a production of Inge's play at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, airing as part ot the "Broadway On Showtime" series. The play deals with two sisters, Madge and Millie, as they prepare for the annual Labor Day picnic. The sisters' lives are suddenly intruded upon by a drifer named Hal,

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