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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Alex Hernandez] #1537042
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I want to mention "Piano". It's a very sweet Japanese anime story about a 14 year old girl piano student, her family and teacher. Lovely piano pieces in it. It's available on 3 CDs from Netflix.

This is the url to an intro clip on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP-X5W8zeB8

or search for "piano op".

Also I second the "Fingers" mention, really powerful movie, complete opposite of the anime :-)


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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Alex Hernandez] #1537080
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After "Piano" being mention I feel obliged to mention "Nodame Cantabile" series as well. It focuses on the journey of a piano student and her friends (with the other main character being a conductor) and is really fun to watch with lots of great music.


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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Mati] #1537210
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My favorite memorable piano scene is the "Goodnight, my Someone," scene from The Music Man.

Amaryllis, a young piano student, asks if she can play her "crosshand" piece on the upright piano. She slowly plays her piece, and Marion, the librarian/piano teacher walks to the open window, looks out at the moonlight, and sings "Goodnight, my Someone." Amaryllis joins in on the last part of the song.

Later, Marion sings that song in her upstairs window while Harold Hill sings "Seventy-Six Trombones" as he's waiting for her outside the house. They switch songs, and he sings the rest of "Goodnight, my Someone" as she ends with "Seventy-Six Trombones."

Just before the "Goodnight, my Someone" scene, Amaryllis is starting her piano lesson, playing her song, and always playing a wrong note as Marion and her mother argue and walk over to press the right key for her. As Amaryllis plays her piano exercises, Marion and her mother sign a duet about the Women of River City that is very cute.

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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Scott McBain] #1537252
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The Scott Joplin movie, from the 1970's I think, with Billy D Williams, has a great scene where all of the "professors" (brothel pianists) are in the Saloon playing dueling stride / ragtime. It is awesome. In reality it's Dick Hyman (I'll never get over that name) playing.

I just ordered the VHS off of Amazon last year (No DVD exists) and it ended up being a pirated copy. I'll try to grab that scene and post it to Youtube. I can't imagine I'll get in trouble for copyright since that movie seems not to exist anywhere in any form, other than pirate copies, today.


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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Mike Nolan] #2057358
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Originally Posted by Mike Nolan
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This thread reminds me of a movie I saw decades ago on TV and have never seen again (probably because it's not a very good movie.) I have no idea of the title but it is about a female piano student who is a protege of a famous conductor who is preparing her for her concert debut in which she is to play Rach 2. Anyone else ever see or hear of this movie? I have always remembered it because it was the first time I heard any part of the Rach 2.


I believe the movie you are thinking of is "I've always loved you", a 1946 release. You're right about it not being a very good movie, but it is one I've seen only once, many years ago, and I still remember it very well, so there's SOMETHING about it, but maybe only for pianists?


Thanks to both of you for mentioning it. I watched it last night (it's on Neflix streaming). While I can't say it was a fantastic movie, I was fantastically moved. Lots of tears!

That Phillip Dorn as Goronov was unbelievably handsome and imperious.

Also, if you don't blink, you may see a young Andre Previn in the beginning.

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Can't believe no one's mentioned the Fabulous Baker Boys. Though I'm not sure it's my favorite piano movie or my favorite red dress movie.

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The most moving piano scene of all times was the story of the "Comedian Harmonists", a singing male comedian quintet starting in Berlin 1928 with a pianist, when they rehearsed in the mornings, and it was too hard to fulfil the ultra high quality expectations of the initiating man.

They had yet agreed to separate, but one started to sing Duke Ellington's "Creole Love Call", toorooo toroooh.. , and they, being sad, sung together a "last time"..

They could not stop making music, it was not possible for them, all the men stuck too deeply with the music. Seven years later in 1935 the Nazis were able to stop them because three of the singers were jewish and they coul d no longer go on stage together. One of the best singing ensemble of all times had to separate.

They had a repertoire of more than 250 exellent singing stuff ready-for-stage. Unapproachable, maybe forever. They were the best.

This "separating farewell" scene enlightened it best: sound bound.. I was deeply moved. Tears in my eyes still when I remember this scene.



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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Mark VC] #2057539
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Originally Posted by Mark VC
Can't believe no one's mentioned the Fabulous Baker Boys. Though I'm not sure it's my favorite piano movie or my favorite red dress movie.


ha Baker Boys was mentioned in the very first response to this thread !!!! grin


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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Alex Hernandez] #2057545
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But here's one that actually hasn't been mentioned yet -

1939's "Intermezzo" with Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman

http://youtu.be/mHZ_LWFaO0Q


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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Alex Hernandez] #2057556
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Sorry if already said (I'm not going through five pages of posts!!!), but my vote is for 1932's "The Music Box, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, which, incidentally, won the very first Academy Award for a live action short film (comedy).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s4nVg_W_6Y


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Re: Greatest piano movie or piano scene of all time [Re: Alex Hernandez] #2057560
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Just thought of another one...Tom Hanks and his boss in "Big" jumping Chopsticks on that maxi-keyboard.


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The Seventh Veil with Ann Todd and James Mason is a very good movie. Good story, great music by Benjamin Frankel. Lots of really good acting.


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A movie I always associate with 2 of my favorite things, pianos and vacations in Mexico, is "10". A very funny movie with Dudley Moore, who was an accomplished pianist.

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I quite like the scene in Shine where after a long period without a piano he stumbles upon an old upright in an apartment and his passion is re-ignited.

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I like the scene from "Harvey" when Pooka plays Prokofiev.


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My favorite silly piano movie is the Peter Sellers, "The World of Henry Orient".
Great spoof and stupidly hilarious.


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It has to be Edward playing piano on Breaking Dawn part 2...ok ok its April...sue me! laugh


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Composer Silvestre Revueltas in a film about the mexican revolution (lets go with Pancho Villa).
He play the piano when a cantina fight begins. So he pus on this
"Please dont shoot to the piano player"
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Looks like this thead has been
resurrected! Here's my pick:

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hi
beethoven documentary by BBC
when angry beethoven plays 3rd movement of moonlight sonata in front of a lady i think his love

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