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Every month, The State of Things hosts a conversation about a topic in film. Host Frank Stasio talks with Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University. And we want to hear from you. Submit your choices by email or tweet us with #SOTMovies.

Your Favorite Movies About Musicians: Movies On The Radio

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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga share an intimate onscreen moment in 'A Star is Born,' the fourth remake of a 1937 original film.

Films that draw viewers into the gritty highs and lows of the music world are having a big cinematic moment. There is the new head-banging Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” yet another reincarnation of “A Star is Born,” featuring pop icon Lady Gaga, and the forthcoming “Rocketman” that takes on the rise of Elton John.

Film experts Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes join host Frank Stasio to dissect listener’s favorite movies about musicians and talk about how movies featuring songwriting scenes, life on the road, and rocky relationships among artists have a long legacy in film.

Gordon is a film professor at North Carolina State University and Boyes is a film curator for the North Carolina Museum of Art and curator of the Moviediva Film Series.

Here are some of our listeners' favorite movies about musicians: 

The Commitments, 1991

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfHC5eY5CI

A Star Is Born, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLR03mQQMdI

Once, 2006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oyQPGJ5848

The Glenn Miller Story, 1954
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a1rBYcHLFc

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