Wagner as seen through the eyes of 16 film directors

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 28 January 2013 | 6:35:00 am



Wagner's music has  been used many times in film and has in turn influenced, if nor created, film music. An idea discussed in some detail in . "Wagner and Cinema".  What is perhaps must fascinating is how a different director will use Wagner's music to serve their own ends. Below is a brief selection. But we start, in our usual perverse manner, with a silent film; Luis Buñuel's 1928 Un Chien Andalou. And why a silent film? Because in 1960 Brunel added a sound track.


Un Chien Andalou - 1929

"8½" - 1963

Blues Brothers - 1980

Aria - 1987

Ludwig - 1972

The New World - 2005

Melancholia 

The Big Broadcast - 1938

The Great Dictator - 1940

Apocalypse Now - 1979

Excalibur

Hi Diddle Diddle - 1943

Murder! - 1930

Old School  - 2003

Birth - 2004

And of Course:

Whats Opera Doc - 1957