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Re: Piano related movies?
Angelus-Mortis #2298854 07/05/14 10:06 AM
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I recently came across a movie called, "Grand Piano" with Elijah Wood. Story: A pianist returning to the stage five years after a public meltdown learns that a sniper will shoot him and his wife if he plays just one wrong note.

...talk about pressure on stage! Haven't seen it yet!

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We just watched Grand Piano. They seemed to be aiming for a Hitchcockian type thriller, but some of the acting is rather silly in places. Still, it's worth a watch. I believe it's on Netflix live stream at the moment.

Here's a lengthy list of piano/pianist related films:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_pianists

Composers depicted on film:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_composers_depicted_on_film

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"The Mephisto Waltz" with Alan Alda, about a young pianist who trades his soul to the devil in return for virtuosity. Schlocky but fun.

"Song of Love" about the Schumanns, with Hepburn as Clara.





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"They Came to Play," a documentary about the 2007 Cliburn Amateur Competition.





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Angelus-Mortis #2299117 07/06/14 08:04 AM
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Shine is probably my favorite. Such a great story!

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Another great one:
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The Seventh Veil a complicated potboiler about a concert pianist and her teacher/manager/guardian. Stars James Mason, Ann Tod and Herbert Lom. The highlight is music by Benjamin Frankel.


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Hi Angelus-Mortis,

I often watch and Australian film called "SHINE" its done in 1996 however it's a cracker of a film with awesome music. The 'Rach' piano sonatas are all through it. It stars an unknown actor then named Geoffrey Rush. Film was one I think help make Rush's career. Well worth a watch if you can track it down.

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The movie 'Scott Joplin' (which I have not yet seen), but outlines his life and how he became the prominent ragtime pianist we all know and love.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076674/

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Thank you rysowers so much for including "The Legend of 1900". I have been looking for this film forever: Since my first watching it as a little boy, I have always wanted to have it. The fact that he was born on a ship and pretty much stays there forever is so amazing. Now I have it courtesy of this thread!

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