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Nickie
02-14-2015, 05:45 PM
I just saw/heard an ukulele being played in the movie The Caine Mutiny.
Anyone else know of a movie with ukulele(s) in it?

janeray1940
02-14-2015, 05:53 PM
There was a thread about this some time ago here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?59196-Ukulele-in-the-movies), which also links to past threads. My contribution to the thread was this list on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Flicks-Ukes-Movies-Ukuleles/lm/R1S4U7SWCSWJN6). One I'd recommend is Stanley's Gig (http://www.amazon.com/Stanleys-Gig-Faye-Dunaway/dp/B0009YNS10/ref=cm_lmf_tit_9).

Both the thread I linked to and the list are a bit old though - I'd be curious to know what's new since 2012. One that comes to mind is Her (http://www.amazon.com/Her-Joaquin-Phoenix/dp/B00IA3NGB4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423975990&sr=8-1&keywords=her+movie), which I really enjoyed.

Jeffelele
02-14-2015, 05:58 PM
Cool.

Bookmarked this. A perfect rainy day thread.

Jeff

Kanaka916
02-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Here's a thread from July '08 . . . http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?4646-Ukuleles-in-Movies

Hippie Dribble
02-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Nickie, you'd love love love Stanley's Gig. Seriously. It's about what you, me and heaps of other folks do. :)

Rllink
02-15-2015, 03:03 AM
I just saw/heard an ukulele being played in the movie The Caine Mutiny.
Anyone else know of a movie with ukulele(s) in it?I don't know about The Caine Mutiny, but wouldn't that have taken place a little before the ukulele was invented? Perhaps it was a Machete?

CeeJay
02-15-2015, 03:17 AM
I don't know about The Caine Mutiny, but wouldn't that have taken place a little before the ukulele was invented? Perhaps it was a Machete?

I think you are mixing up two mutinies ......Mutiny on the Bounty ....A British Naval Mutiny of 1789 ,in which case you would be spot on and The Caine Mutiny which took place in the more modern US Navy in about 1944...in that case it could have been either a Uke or a Machete ;)

Rllink
02-15-2015, 03:22 AM
I think you are mixing up two mutinies ......Mutiny on the Bounty ....A British Naval Mutiny of 1789 ,in which case you would be spot on and The Caine Mutiny which took place in the more modern US Navy in about 1944...in that case it could have been either a Uke or a Machete ;)I think that you are right?:) I was thinking about the wrong movie. I'll have to watch them both.

PeteyHoudini
02-15-2015, 05:00 AM
2014 film by Woody Allen: Magic in the Moonlight.

There was significant uke in that film. Great film!

Petey

vanflynn
02-15-2015, 06:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es8bgS9n-7k

Don't forget Aldrine in Hotel Transylvania

moetrout
02-16-2015, 04:36 AM
Duane "The Rock" Johnson play a uke in Journey to the Center of the Earth. I think he plays "What a Wonderful World". What I found interesting is watching a behind the scenes video of him playing the song and then seeing him play it in the movie.

Down Up Dick
02-16-2015, 04:51 AM
The one I remember best is "Some Like It Hot". Marilyn Monroe played a very hoooot Uke, but then everything she did was hot.

I think I read somewhere that MM really played the Uke. :old:

janeray1940
02-16-2015, 05:02 AM
2014 film by Woody Allen: Magic in the Moonlight.

There was significant uke in that film. Great film!

Petey

Good one! Watched this one last night - I'd completely forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder :)

Lori
02-16-2015, 06:20 AM
OK, I have added Stanley's Gig and Magic in the Moonlight to my Netflix DVD rental (yes, I get discs, no streaming for me yet).
–Lori

Jim Yates
02-16-2015, 07:51 AM
Kirk Douglas played a tenor guitar and later a guitar/ukulele type instrument that his character made from a turtle shell in 20,000 Leagues Beneath The Sea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP3_sOEo8gg
Notice how Kirk has learned to do some Roy Smeck style fips with the tenor guitar.

Xtradust
02-16-2015, 08:33 AM
I was watching The Caine Mutiny the other day and I saw the same thing! Hadn't really noticed it before. I tried to figure out what kind of uke it was. Might have been a Regal with the sticker between the pegs. "Got those Yellow Stain Blues..."
Here's a picture I found online...I think you can click on it to make it larger.
76178

Phuufme
02-16-2015, 08:38 AM
And of course there is always this, from "The Jerk"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poLCNWk0pZI

Cornfield
02-16-2015, 09:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lRoVFdbBNc


I was watching The Caine Mutiny the other day and I saw the same thing! Hadn't really noticed it before. I tried to figure out what kind of uke it was. Might have been a Regal with the sticker between the pegs. "Got those Yellow Stain Blues..."
Here's a picture I found online...I think you can click on it to make it larger.
76178

Not a very good capture

spookelele
02-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Duane "The Rock" Johnson play a uke in Journey to the Center of the Earth. I think he plays "What a Wonderful World". What I found interesting is watching a behind the scenes video of him playing the song and then seeing him play it in the movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs8DyeeCfs4

PeteyHoudini
02-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Good one! Watched this one last night - I'd completely forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder :)

You're welcome. Someone recommended that film to me just recently since I'm a lifelong fan of the magician Houdini. It was really surprising to see the ukulele in it.

I also saw a French film that also quite prominently showed the ukulele but I can't recall the name.

Petey

janeray1940
02-16-2015, 12:36 PM
You're welcome. Someone recommended that film to me just recently since I'm a lifelong fan of the magician Houdini. It was really surprising to see the ukulele in it.

I also saw a French film that also quite prominently showed the ukulele but I can't recall the name.

Petey

Attila Marcel (http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/film-review-attila-marcel-1200601581/)? At any rate, it has ukulele and it sounds good!

PeteyHoudini
02-16-2015, 12:39 PM
A Steve Martin Christmas Movie "Mixed Nuts." One of my favs. I'm not really an Adam Sandler fan but it worked in this film. This movie is based on a French movie "Le Pre Nol est une ordure." (Santa is a piece of garbage). I prefer the American version so much better.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_qUxmo31k4

Petey

PeteyHoudini
02-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Attila Marcel (http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/film-review-attila-marcel-1200601581/)? At any rate, it has ukulele and it sounds good!
Wow! You're good! That's the film! It's quite a strange film (not for everyone) since the main character doesn't speak. I watch as many French films as possible and I should keep a list since I can't remember their French names or the English names.

Petey

mm stan
02-16-2015, 01:12 PM
thank you nickie for the great thread...

Nickie
02-16-2015, 03:07 PM
YW Stan....I'll have to check out these movies, if I ever have time....the only place I see TV/movies is at work.....

Ukuleleblues
02-16-2015, 03:10 PM
I just saw/heard an ukulele being played in the movie The Caine Mutiny.
Anyone else know of a movie with ukulele(s) in it?
76199 One of the few humorous scenes in the Caine Mutiny. This is where Fred McMurray asks; "Do you know how to play "I think the Captain is nuts?" To which Van Johnson relplies "Heck I don't wanna hear that, were livin it." Then they all laugh, take a draw on a smoke and flick their still lit butts in the powder magazine.....or something like that.

Challenge to you vintage uke lovers. What type of uke is he playing? It looks like a concert.

ukuloonie
02-16-2015, 05:47 PM
a biopic of Neil Baldwin.
the movie called 'Marvellous.'