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#916433 - 07/16/08 10:05 PM Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
jmeyer Offline
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Registered: 07/08/08
Posts: 30
Feel free to add to the list:

Amadeus
Immortal Beloved
The Piano Teacher
The Piano

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#916434 - 07/17/08 12:36 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
classik51 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 77
Loc: Canada
Oh you already have Amadeus. I was going to say that!

Phantom of the Opera?

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#916435 - 07/17/08 07:19 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Jamie147 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 212
Loc: England, UK
Mr Hollands Opus is a great film. I watched it again recently and never fail to be moved by the scene where he sings with sign language a version of Beautiful Boy to his deaf son. He's excellent in American Graffiti too.

I've heard Shine is a must for piano lovers but I've yet to get hold of a copy.

Amadeus got me hooked on Mozart. I since discovered there are some unproven statements though. Theres no evidence to suggest Mozart and Salieri didn't have a good relationship or that Salieri conspired his downfall. I love the fact he had a crude sense of humour and some of his notes and manuscripts have toilet-humour markings. Its something we have in common! \:D

An incredible performance by F. Murray Abraham and deserved Oscar winner. I think Tom Hulce deserved one as well. My Saturday night viewing sorted out.

There it is!
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#916436 - 07/22/08 07:36 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Jamie147 Offline
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Loc: England, UK
Shine is being shown on BB1 tonight.
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#916437 - 07/28/08 01:26 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Bachrocks Offline
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Registered: 01/19/06
Posts: 94
Loc: New England
I love Mr. Holland's Opus, Amadeus and Shine (in order of preference).

I also hear there's a movie about Gustav Mahler, with Robert Powell playing him. That's one I'd like to see.

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#916438 - 08/04/08 04:27 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Strat Offline
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Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 575
Loc: Toronto, Canada
The Pianist. Some awesome Chopin is played throughout.
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#916439 - 08/17/08 08:56 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
blutack Offline
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Registered: 07/30/08
Posts: 19
The Pianist is the first one that comes to mind. Really good film.

Some more films I can think of that feature classical music:

The Beat that my Heart Skipped
Three Colours Blue
The Page Turner (I would assume...not seen it yet)
and..Cello ( \:D if you like your slightly surreal, psychological Korean horror films, which I do!).

Oh yes and Humoresque.

I'm sure I'll think of some more later...

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#916440 - 08/17/08 10:38 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
7yritch Offline
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Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 89
Loc: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
"The Competition" (1980), starring Richard Dreyfuss and Amy Irving. If I rememeber correctly, Dreyfuss' character performs Beethoven's 5th piano concerto, and Irving's character performs Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto. Of course, only fragments are heard in the movie.
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#916441 - 08/31/08 03:10 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Mr. J Offline
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Registered: 08/14/08
Posts: 33
Loc: Wudan Mountains
NODAME CANTABILE LIVE!!!!!!!!!!
- One of the reasons i got interested in playing the piano and to study music.



it's a television series though.
\:\) You can watch it here:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/CRSeries_-_Nodame_Cantabile_Live_Action
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#916442 - 08/31/08 09:46 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
miss sharon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 28
Loc: colorado
In adition to the above memtioned favorites (Mr. Holland's Opus, Amadeus, Shine, Phantom of the Opera and The Pianist) please allow me to add my personal favorite, "Glenn Gould, The Alchemist" Mr. Gould was not only a genius of many talents, but the most fantistic keyboard artist I've ever had the honor of hearing. I've learned a great deal about how to play baroque music from watching this amazing DVD of Mr. Gould!
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#916443 - 11/26/08 11:45 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
snackkeeper Offline
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Registered: 10/29/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Besieged, from Bertolucci
Impromptu, from James Lapine
The Page Turner, from Denis Dercourt
Les Portes Tournantes, from Francis Mankiewicz
Once, from John Carney
The Accompanist, from Claude Miller

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#916444 - 11/26/08 04:16 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Lolium Offline
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Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 16
Loc: Greece
How about " the legend of 1800"?
Gotta love the battle scene..
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#916445 - 11/26/08 04:19 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Drunk3nFist Offline
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Registered: 08/11/08
Posts: 640
Loc: London
The Pianist - Without a doubt
For Rachmaninoff lovers like me, Shine is also a must :p
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#916446 - 11/29/08 02:33 AM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
soundboard79 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 34
Loc: Atlanta
YES, Lolium!!!! The legend of 1900 is AWESOME.

I've been trying to drill those Jelly Roll Morton pieces into my brain and hands for two years now.

I get chills thinking about that scene and the lighting of the cigarette from the strings.
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#916447 - 11/30/08 12:08 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
norjen Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 43
I love many of the above - but how about Copying Beethoven? That was very good too.

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#916448 - 12/01/08 01:40 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
Ziur Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 10
has anyone seen that movie Soloist? It's newer, but I haven't seen it, but it does look like a good movie though.

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#916449 - 01/12/09 07:58 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers?
fbieler47 Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 52
Loc: S.W. CT
I'm partial the the movie "Mahler" from around '74 a little different than most piano movies
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#1382731 - 02/25/10 01:39 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers? [Re: fbieler47]
gracet1992 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 4
My fave would be August Rush. I could watch this movie for hours on end. smile

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#1383058 - 02/25/10 11:12 PM Re: Favorite movies for pianists or classical music lovers? [Re: gracet1992]
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 1940
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Hands and feet down The Pianist.

It is probably the absolute most accurate story besides the book of the true story. Unscarred by modernistic taste to alter the story.

The book follows the movie nearly exact. I have never seen a movie that was told so well to the book.

Schindler's list is the ONLY other movie, besides The Pianist that I find so realistic to the Holocaust.


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The Soloist is a great movie. Some pretty good music, and a very inspiring story.
August Rush is a great one too. Inspiring, but fictional! smile
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