they made another one? wow - i was out of the loop on that. i'll have to rent it or something and put it along with "the wall", "dark side of the rainbow", "interstalla 5555" and the original "fantasia" on the list of awesome music movies that i've seen.
i do have an idea for the perfect version of bach's "toccata and fugue in d minor, bvw 565". it's a jazz arrangement by the jaques loussier trio that maintains all of the original music (mr. loussier is an incredible pianist), starts with a very traditional feel on the toccata (the part everyone heard on their televisions come halloween) - but moves into an amazingly smooth yet delicate groove for the fugue (the incredibly difficult to play but awesome to listen to portion). it is, in my opinion, much more listenable than an organ recording (which never lives up to the power and richness of a live church organ under skilled hands) and adds a lot of flexibility to the interperetation of the piece (the audience won't be dissapointed if there are no vampires or gothic castles). i'm working out a concept for the video now, but it could be a while before it's done as i need a little more practice with masking and alpha compositing before i can carry it out. for now i am testing my compositing technique with a video for bob dylan's "subterranian homesick blues" using mr. dylan on the right side of the screen, sumomo from chobits on the left, overlayed into dylan's orignal video, holding her little television panel which i have masked to show scenes working with the song's lyrics - so dylan holds the signs with the words and sumomo hold the screen with the scenes. it's a fun project, but a touch difficult because of the three-layered masking and quirky nature of cinelerra, the only full-featured video editor i could get to work on linux.
the nutcracker suite would go well with tutu. it's kind of like using a song from an anime's own soundtrack in an amv, but in this case the fit is just too good to pass up. (i do have to check, though, whether the entire nutcracker suite is used, or just one of the better-known songs like "dance of the sugar plum fairies" or the opening overture).
sorcerer's apprentice - not quite sure on that one, but one idea comes to mind. how about those little hampster things from excel saga? they come in large numbers, march around, look like they could have been cloned off of something, and seem somehow sinister and hard to control. i haven't seen excel saga (yet), but it seems like something along those lines would be great comic relief after a twenty minutes of bach and ballet.
night on bald mountain could probably work well with the "monster raven" scenes from tutu, or with the crimson scenes of destruction from evangelon (while, of course, avoiding the giant fighting robots - i somehow don't see how they'd fit). other ideas could certainly work well, but those are the two that come to mind.
don't have anything yet for the others, other than perhaps using the more peaceful portions of mononoke for the "rite of spring".
may seeds of dreams fall from my hands -
and by yours be pressed into the ground.