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At The Movies Podcast

This week on the Ether Game Weekly Music Quiz Podcast we’re grabbing some popcorn and 3D glasses to explore classical music in film. It's a show we're calling “At The Movies”! Can you name this cinematic tune? (The answer is below) Remember to keep your ears out for a portion of Tuesday night’s Teaser selection. And don’t forget to tune into the full show on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:00pm for a chance to win a prize!

Richard Wagner (1813–1883), Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Orchestre de Paris; Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Mad About The Classics (Deutsche Grammophon)

In one of the most memorable scenes in all of cinema, an army colonel in the film Apocalypse Now, played by Robert Duvall, prepares to attack a village. His modus operandi for such a venture is to use loudspeakers mounted on his helicopters to blare Wagner’s martial work the Ride of the Valkyries to frighten the already panicky villagers as the choppers deliver their deadly load. Walking along the beach and surveying the damage, Duvall exclaims, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Considered by some to be one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, Francis Ford Coppola’s epic Apocalypse Now was originally based the Joseph Conrad book Heart Of Darkness. Coppola decided to move the novel’s location from the Congo to the jungles of Vietnam to tell the tale of a celebrated soldier gone mad. Due to political difficulties, the filmmaker actually shot his movie in the Philippines.

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