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Re your query on records in films, the current British release LITTLE VOICE features a young woman (Jane Horrocks, who also played the role on stage) who can only communicate through copying the singers (Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, etc) from her dead father's LP record collection. Also, the current LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL features a record of the Baccarolle from The Tales of Hoffman being played over the loudspeaker in a Nazi concentration camp.  There are numerous biographical movies of singing and instrumental performers making it big via records, such as THE COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER (Michael Apted 1980), LADY SINGS THE BLUES (Sydney J.Furie 1972), THE GLEN MILLER STORY (Anthony Mann 1954), THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (Steve Rash 1978) and some of the early rock and roll movies. Also, theme songs/love songs were often featured by one of the characters playing a record. One of my favourites is Joseph Cotten and Joan Fontaine listening to a record of Walter Huston singing September Song (wonderful!) in a movie called  SEPTEMBER AFFAIR (William Dieterle 1950).   

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> From: Krin Gabbard <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Record Collectors
> Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 4:35 PM
>
> Dear Colleagues,
>
> I'm writing about people who collect sound recordings, especially jazz records.
> I know of three very different films in which important characters collect
> records:
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>      Young Man With a Horn
>      Diner
>      Zebrahead
>
> Can you think of any others?
>
> Thanks very much for your assistance.
>
> Best,
>
>      Krin Gabbard
>
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