List of films using the music of Richard Wagner

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The following is a sortable list of cinema films which utilize music of Richard Wagner in their soundtracks (other than films of Wagner's operas themselves). Casual references (and use of the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin) are not included.

Wagner music in films (sortable table)[edit]

Film Date Director Music used from: Ref.
The Birth of a Nation 1915 D. W. Griffith "Ride of the Valkyries" [1]
The Great Dictator 1940 Charlie Chaplin Lohengrin, prelude [1][2]
Murder! 1930 Alfred Hitchcock Tristan und Isolde [1]
What's Opera, Doc? 1957 Chuck Jones Ring Cycle, Tannhäuser, The Flying Dutchman [1][2]
Excalibur 1981 John Boorman Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde, Götterdämmerung [1][2]
Wagner 1983 Tony Palmer Siegfried [1]
Romeo + Juliet 1996 Baz Luhrmann Tristan und Isolde [1]
Melancholia 2011 Lars von Trier Tristan und Isolde [1]
The New World 2006 Terrence Malick Das Rheingold [1][2]
Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola "Ride of the Valkyries" [1][2]
Hitler: A Film from Germany 1977 Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Ring Cycle [3]
Alien: Covenant 2017 Ridley Scott Das Rheingold, Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla [4]
Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King 1972 Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Ring Cycle, Tristan und Isolde, Lohengrin [5]
Winifred Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried 1914–1975 1975 Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Ring Cycle
A Dangerous Method 2011 David Cronenberg Siegfried, Die Walküre
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 David Fincher Lohengrin, aria "Dich, teure Halle" [6]
Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 Stephen Frears "Ride of the Valkyries" [7]
To the Wonder 2012 Terrence Malick Parsifal, prelude [8]
Détective 1985 Jean-Luc Godard Rienzi [9]
L'Age d'Or 1930 Luis Buñuel Tristan und Isolde [10]
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel Tristan und Isolde [10]
One Hundred Men and a Girl 1937 Henry Koster Lohengrin, prelude to act 3 [11]
Triumph of the Will 1935 Leni Riefenstahl Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, "Wach' auf" chorus, (act 3, scene 5) [12]
Humoresque 1946 Jean Negulesco Tristan und Isolde, arranged by Franz Waxman. [2]
Unfaithfully Yours 1948 Preston Sturges Tannhäuser [2]
Magic Fire 1955 William Dieterle Ring Cycle [2]
Birth 2004 Jonathan Glazer Siegfried [2]
Lisztomania 1975 Ken Russell Rienzi, Ring Cycle [13]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sameer Rahim, "Wagner in film", The Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2013, accessed 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jon Burlingame, "10 films that utilize Wagner's music", Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2010, accessed 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ Joe and Gilman (2010), pp. 254–8.
  4. ^ [1], accessed 25 September 2017
  5. ^ Joe and Gilman (2010), p. 258.
  6. ^ IMDB, accessed 15 August 2017
  7. ^ IMDB, accessed 15 August 2017
  8. ^ IMDB, accessed 15 August 2017
  9. ^ IMDB, accessed 15 August 2017
  10. ^ a b Sangild (2015).
  11. ^ Joe and Gilman (2010), p. 442
  12. ^ Strötgen (2008)
  13. ^ Care (1978)

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