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Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper starred in the movie "Limitless" that was filmed here in Philly in 2010. In this scene a piano played a pivotal role. Check it out:
By the way, the plate and strings were removed to make the new Cunningham lighter and easier to move. Also, the gunshots were real. That piano is here in our place with the bullet holes (and the bullets) still intact.
Rich Galassini Cunningham Piano Co. Phila, Pa. Dir. Line (215) 991-0834 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cunninghampiano.com
Loc: Georgia, USA
Interesting, and entertaining, Rich! Scary too...
I used to be a gun enthusiast until I accidently fired a gun in my house. Fortunately (and thank God) no one was hurt, but my pride. I didn’t think I was capable of doing something so incredibly clumsy and stupid, though it was an accident. The bullet went through a lamp and broke a window. I felt about two inches tall afterward.
Of course, I didn’t own a piano at the time…
My new hobby, pianos, is not as dangerous, or as loud as the guns! (And, a lot more fun )
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Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper starred in the movie "Limitless" that was filmed here in Philly in 2010. In this scene a piano played a pivotal role. Check it out: By the way, the plate and strings were removed to make the new Cunningham lighter and easier to move. Also, the gunshots were real. That piano is here in our place with the bullet holes (and the bullets) still intact.
Unusual post Rich. And particularly interesting, especially as I'm a very keen club shooter in Europe, and of course piano enthusiast too. I'll probably get shot for asking, but I can't help wondering which had the fastest repetition, the keyboard action or the semi-auto......
Edited by Tweedpipe (02/22/1205:44 PM)
Currently working on:- C Major scale (r/h only - starting with the pinkie finger)......
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Now I finally understand the American expression: "shooting some finish".
Not wishing to derail this thread, I must add though that every time I see such a scene, I'm amazed at the freely accessible depiction of gratuitous, lethal violence, and yet, when the screen even remotely shows two people doing what comes most naturally, censors and "concerned citizens" become all riled up... The bog mindles.
Anyway, Rich, congratulations on the extra jiffy leads.
Autodidact interested in piano technology. LinkedIn profile 1922 49" Zimmermann, project piano. 1970 44" Ibach, daily music maker.
I had seen mention of the fact you had supplied the piano for this film somewhere else, in a different thread. When we watched the film I told my husband ..."hey, a guy in Piano World supplied that piano, and it is in their shop!" - He thought that was pretty cool. (So did I)
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My piano doesn't have any slugs in it, but one of my tuxes has 2, 22 cal holes in the rear. Nobody can see it onstage. My neighbors can hear me playing the piano and I put a Colt 45 auto on the right side of the music rack when playing, just in case. (they don't like my tune "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" LOL!
Edited by thetandyman (09/24/1207:38 PM)
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