Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor at the Movies

This animated film highlights each voice of the fugue visually.

It has also been used in many film scores, both as diegetic and non-diegetic music.

Conductor Leopold Stokowski arranged it for the opening scene of Disney’s original Fantasia (1940):

Here it is in a scene from Sunset Boulevard (1950):

Here it is in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954):

In The Great Race (1965):

In Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983):

In The Aviator (2004), in Stokowski’s orchestral transcription:

 

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