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I'm watching Iron Man with my daughters. Tony Stark's massive man cave is crammed with all sorts of extravagant toys, including a Blüthner grand. I couldn't make out the size, but the logo was very conspicuous, which tends not to be the norm in movies and TV shows. Ironically, a couple of scenes later it's destroyed when he lands awkwardly in a prototype Iron Man suit.


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I remember seeing that. I wonder if it was an attempt to launch themselves as a "lifestyle" brand.

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Originally Posted by johnstaf
I remember seeing that. I wonder if it was an attempt to launch themselves as a "lifestyle" brand.

I wondered if it was a product placement, because it seemed pretty conspicuous, especially considering how hard it usually is to catch a piano logo! I would imagine that'd be pretty expensive.


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I meant to point out that there's a scene in which the Jeff Bridges character plays a little snippet of Salieri on the Blüthner. I searched online to see if Bridges really plays, and it seems that there's a history of him portraying a pianist in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (but perhaps not a serious player). Anyway, apparently they included the Salieri snippet to set up the characters' rivalry in the same manner that Salieri rivaled Mozart (or at least Hollywood's take on it).


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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Originally Posted by johnstaf
I remember seeing that. I wonder if it was an attempt to launch themselves as a "lifestyle" brand.

I wondered if it was a product placement, because it seemed pretty conspicuous, especially considering how hard it usually is to catch a piano logo! I would imagine that'd be pretty expensive.

It was a product placement, Retsacnal. A fellow member of PW and a Director for Blüthner here in the USA, Alex Hernandez, worked on that placement.

Alex, if you read this, please share the story! I can't remember the details, but I remember it was fun to hear about.


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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Originally Posted by johnstaf
I remember seeing that. I wonder if it was an attempt to launch themselves as a "lifestyle" brand.

I wondered if it was a product placement, because it seemed pretty conspicuous, especially considering how hard it usually is to catch a piano logo! I would imagine that'd be pretty expensive.

It was a product placement, Retsacnal. A fellow member of PW and a Director for Blüthner here in the USA, Alex Hernandez, worked on that placement.

Alex, if you read this, please share the story! I can't remember the details, but I remember it was fun to hear about.

Interesting! Hopefully he'll share the details. smile


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