You've heard Gioachino Rossini's music, even if you've never heard of him

5. The Thieving Magpie

Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" dabbles in Gioachino Rossini. In one scene, the main character attacks several members of his own gang along the fictional Flat Block Marina. While they fight, Kubrick plays a selection from Rossini's "The Thieving Magpie." 

There are, of course, many other occurrences of Rossini's music in popular culture. Share your favorite in the comments below.

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