Two amazing flicks

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Two amazing flicks

Post by Steinway » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:18 pm

For we music buffs, I've recently seen two remarkable movies from Europe.

Vitus, from Germany, about a brilliant young musician, and..

The Page Turner, from France, about a very disturbed pianist.

Trust me on these. I don't want to reveal the stories, but I was fascinated by these excellent films. :)

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Re: Two amazing flicks

Post by Lance » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Harris, I've heard about The Page Turner but not about Vitus. Does the latter have English titles?
Cliftwood wrote:For we music buffs, I've recently seen two remarkable movies from Europe.

Vitus, from Germany, about a brilliant young musician, and..

The Page Turner, from France, about a very disturbed pianist.

Trust me on these. I don't want to reveal the stories, but I was fascinated by these excellent films. :)
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Re: Two amazing flicks

Post by Steinway » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:00 am

Lance wrote:Harris, I've heard about The Page Turner but not about Vitus. Does the latter have English titles?
Cliftwood wrote:For we music buffs, I've recently seen two remarkable movies from Europe.

Vitus, from Germany, about a brilliant young musician, and..

The Page Turner, from France, about a very disturbed pianist.

Trust me on these. I don't want to reveal the stories, but I was fascinated by these excellent films. :)
Lance..

The Vitus film is from Germany and does have sub-titles.

Trust me on both of these, Lance.
I'd be amazed if you weren't impressed . :)

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Re: Two amazing flicks

Post by Guitarist » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:54 am

I agree--it's a wonderful movie. The boy who plays the piano genius in Vitus actually plays the piano parts in the movies. He's won a few youth competitions. Be sure to watch the extras, including an interview with him and his audition. It's amazing how effortlessly he switches between English and German.

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Re: Two amazing flicks

Post by Chalkperson » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:59 pm

That reminds me, I must watch The Piano Teacher again... :mrgreen:
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Re: Two amazing flicks

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:18 am

I'm in the middle of Vitus and enjoying it. I just got to the part where the mother tells the school administrator that she can speak Swiss German, which answered the question about non-standard German that had been driving me crazy.

[SPOILER HERE ABOUT THE PAGE TURNER]

I did recently see The Page Turner and was terribly disappointed that what could have been a complex psychological drama deteriorated into a standard sociopath revenge plot. Also, of all pieces for a pianist to break down technically, or to be an audition piece for a piano trio in the fist place, the Schubert Notturno? Heck, I can play that.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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