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How about this good musical thriller! Being a lover of classical music and Hitchcock-like films, La Tourneuse de Pages (The Page Turner) had particular appeal. FILM POSTER A film I enjoyed when first screened in 2006, and also several times later on DVD. A relatively simple script, convincingly presented by two excellent actresses, together with some fascinating detail which becomes more evident on the second and subsequent viewings. A cool, gripping, elegant, thriller as the trailer announced. TRAILER
Currently working on:- C Major scale (r/h only - starting with the pinkie finger)......
Dear Noah, We could have sworn you said the ark wasn't leaving till 5. Yours sincerely, The Unicorns
Song without End - the story of Liszt with Dirk Bogarde The Magic Bow - Paganini - with Stewart Granger The Eddy Duchin Story - with Tyrone Power The Benny Goodman Story - with Steve Allen The fabulous Baker boys -Beau and Jeff Bridges The fabulous Dorsey's The Glen Miller Story - with Jimmy Stewart Rapsody in Blue - with Robert Alda Gene Krupa story - with Sal Mineo The Lush Life - with Jeff Goldblume Ray Walk the Line there was an old movie about Woody Guthrie staring Geo. Hamilton the name escapes me
There were also a few good made for TV movies whose names I can't remember. One staring Sybill Shepherd who has an autistic son with a monster talant for classical piano.
August Rush - very good about a young boy with a big talant
Tweedpipe- Thanks! La Tourneuse de Pages (The Page Turner) reminds me of a Japanese detective TV series called Furuhata Ninjyaburo. I can just smell jealousy and desire for a murder. Can't wait to see it.
marimorimo- Nodame made me go back to Bach and learn piano in hard way. Good luck! I strongly recommend Bach Invention to begin with, if you haven't yet.
sonny_soniel- Darn it, Blockbuster doesn't have Piano no Mori either. Can't believe I haven't heard of it before. Thank you so much. My husband and I are getting tired of Blockbuster online anyway, especially about their changing rules without notice. I'll check with Netflix later. I know they have a better selection. The quality of the service was the reason we quit and went to Blockbusters 2 years ago. It seems to me that service everywhere is getting worse and worse.
landorrano- Thanks for recommending "This is Spinal Tap". We just ordered it.
Oooh -- one more great film I just thought of: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music. Fascinating documentary about the legendary recording engineer/producer for artists as diverse as Aretha, Otis Redding, Dizzy Gillespie, Susan Tedeschi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tito Puente, The Allman Brothers Band and Dusty Springfield, just to name a few! Tom won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2002. Sadly, he passed away later that same year. The DVD is available thru Netflix.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I always liked Cornel Wilde as Chopin in A Song to Remember although the story is obviously incredibly romanticized. A similar type of movie about a different composer (Schumann) is Song of Love which includes a rather realistic descent into madness but is still, of course, terribly histrionic and historically inaccurate. Nevertheless, they're still both very entertaining!
Bach - WTC I in C major & C minor (BWV 846-847) Mozart - Sonata K 282 Chopin - Polonaises Op 26 Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op 12