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Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin


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Music (feature film)

Squeeze, The (2015)
A gambler discovers a talented young golfer in a small rural town and convinces him to start playing in high-stakes matches, but the stakes grow until the game becomes "life or death."
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.
Blonde and Blonder (2008)
Two blonde bombshells accidentally witness a mob hit, and are mistaken for assassins by two mafia men working for The Godfather. Thinking the dim-witted duo are the world's best killers-for-hire, the mobsters offer them a huge payout to "take out" Mr. Wong, the head of the Chinese mafia. The clueles
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.
Unleashed (2005)
On and beneath the meanest streets of Glasgow, fiery gangster Bart is merciless with debtors, would-be rivals, and anyone else to whom he takes even a passing dislike. How does Bart maintain his chokehold? Through his unwitting enforcer Danny, who he has "raised" since boyhood. Danny has been kept as a near-prisoner by his "Uncle" Bart; trained to attack and, if necessary, kill. Danny knows little of life, except the brutal existence that Bart has so crudely and cruelly fashioned for him. But when Danny has a chance encounter with soft-spoken blind piano tuner Sam, he senses true kindness and compassion for the first time and experiences the transforming power of music. When a sudden gangland coup separates Danny from Bart and his mob, Danny is at last away from the underworld. He takes refuge with Sam and his spunky teenaged stepdaughter Victoria. Sam and Victoria open their home and hearts to Danny, who begins to envision a new future for himself. However, the mob will not give up its prize pupil so easily, and Danny must soon fight again, and fight back, to protect his new family and bury his troubled past.
Eve's Christmas (2004)
A successful woman gets another attempt at her love life during the holiday season.
My Sassy Girl (2001) as Song
Awkward shy guy Gyun-wu finds himself falling in love with a free-spirited girl he meets on the subway. The two are a far-from-perfect match, but Gyun-wu can't get enough of her crazy antics.
Mark Twain (2001) as Music ("Ragtime Dance" "The Entertainer")
Profile of American literary icon Mark Twain (1835-1910). Part 1 covers his early life on the Mississippi River, and concludes with the publication of "Huckleberry Finn." Part 2 begins in 1885; Twain's unfortunate business ventures depletes his wealth and forces him into lecture tours and virtual ex
Sandy Bottom Orchestra, The (2000)
Once a talented classical pianist, Ingrid Green gave up her dreams for life in a small town with dairy farmer Norman and their daughter Rachel. An iconoclast who doesn't quite fit in with middle American life, Ingrid is always battling the one-track minds of those around her, whether it's to save an
Legend of 1900, The (1999) as Song Performer ("Peacherine Rag")
An orphan is born on a cruise ship in 1900, and left in a lemon crate in the ballroom. The baby is raised by a machinist on the ship, Danny Boodman, who hides him in the great ship's belly. The boy becomes known simply as 1900. Knowing nothing of the world beyond the coal room and his porthole view
Sting II, The (1982) as Songs ("Heliotrope Bouquet" "The Chrysanthemum" "A Breeze From Alabama" "Cleopha" "The Entertainer" "Bethena")
A gambler tries to get back at the con artists who had tricked him earlier.
American Pop (1981) as Songs ("Maple Leaf Rag" "Palm Leaf Rag")
Reds (1981) as Song ("Country Club--Ragtime Two-Step")
American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.
Killer of Sheep (1979) as Song ("Solace")
A black slaughterhouse worker copes with the stress of raising a family with little money.
Just a Gigolo (1978) as Song ("Ragtime Dance" "Easy Winners")
Scott Joplin (1977) as Music
The life story of famed ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin is told. Born in the 19th century, racism had kept the brilliant African American in the lower echelons of show business, but when he introduced his composition "The Maple Leaf Rag" in a musical competition, he gained the attention of
The Sting (1973) as Music
Two con men hit the big time to take on a gangster in '30s Chicago.

Music (special)

Colorado Symphony: Jazz For Orchestra (1999) as Music ("The Entertainer")
Music special featuring pianist Marcus Roberts and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop. The program also features the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.
Itzhak Perlman: Behind the Music -- A Video Companion to His "Personal Picks" (1998) as Music ("Ragtime Dance")
Special featuring excerpts of Itzhak Perlman performing the pieces selected for his CD, "Itzhak Perlman's Personal Picks."
Marsalis on Music (1995) as Music ("Maple Leaf Rag")
Series for young people in which trumpet virtuoso and composer Wynton Marsalis teaches the fundamentals of classical music and jazz.
Marcus Roberts: Among Giants (1994) as Music ("Maple Leaf Rag")
Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts performs music from various jazz traditions. Includes documentary footage of Roberts teaching a college music class.
Three Dances by Martha Graham (1992) as Music ("Maple Leaf Rag")
A performance of three works by the late choreographer Martha Graham, from the stage of the Paris Opera: "Steps in the Street," "El Penitente" and "Maple Leaf Rag," Graham's last completed work.
Treemonisha (1986) as Music ("Treemonisha")
Scott Joplin's ragtime parable about a progressive-minded young woman who leads her community away from superstition and fear and toward education and enlightenment.

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003) as Song ("Sugar Cane")

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