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Offline ramseytheii

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005, 10:43:48 PM
The gist of it:
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"The actor needs to feel like a musician," she said. "They need to be able to read some music and understand the mind-set of a musician in order to look realistic."
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Mr. Duris admits that most of the Bach toccata would be impossible for him.

"They gave me the beginning of the fugue," he said. "But to play the part that comes 30 seconds later, I'd need 10 years of training."

So what? Some movie actors spent months learning three measures of a chopin waltz or one hand of Bach for a film role? Unimpressive - they usually sound ****y and toneless anyway (movie audiences generally don't have musical taste).

I especially liked this part - he's learning hand posture from HOROWITZ?  :-\
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In the film, Thomas repeatedly watches a black-and-white video clip showing the fingers of Vladimir Horowitz curling down the piano in a long run.

And this paragraph made my stomach sick:
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The fingers must be strengthened by hours and hours of exercises - scales, chord progressions and the ubiquitous drills designed by the French composer Charles-Louis Hanon, whose 1873 book, "The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises," is still the most widely used hand workout in print.
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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #2 on: July 11, 2005, 02:00:09 AM
The gist of it:
So what? Some movie actors spent months learning three measures of a chopin waltz or one hand of Bach for a film role? Unimpressive - they usually sound ****y and toneless anyway (movie audiences generally don't have musical taste).

I especially liked this part - he's learning hand posture from HOROWITZ?  :-\
And this paragraph made my stomach sick:

My favorite part was this:

...she describes herself as "wild" and "willing to do anything" in a lesson...   

So then I looked up her picture.  How come I couldn't have a piano teacher like that growing up?  ;D

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #3 on: July 11, 2005, 02:37:39 AM
She'll teach you some real fingering.

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005, 03:30:10 AM
She'll teach you some real fingering.




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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #5 on: July 12, 2005, 10:59:12 AM
Is it just me, or does she look like Betty Middler? ;D

And here are two related threads:

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3659.msg32880.html#msg32880
(actors who actually can play the piano)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3454.msg30662.html#msg30662
(pianos in movies)

Best wishes,
Bernhard.

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)

Offline wintervind

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #6 on: July 12, 2005, 03:30:20 PM
Its a good movie if you can understand French
Tradition is laziness- Gustav Mahler

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #7 on: July 12, 2005, 04:57:38 PM
Is it just me, or does she look like Betty Middler? ;D

And here are two related threads:

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3659.msg32880.html#msg32880
(actors who actually can play the piano)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3454.msg30662.html#msg30662
(pianos in movies)

Best wishes,
Bernhard.



I think she does look like Betty.

Offline Floristan

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #8 on: July 12, 2005, 05:09:42 PM
Is it just me, or does she look like Betty Middler? ;D


I think she does look like Betty.

You guys mean Bette Midler?  She'd love it.  Betty.   ;) :D

https://www.bettemidler.com/index_nf.html

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #9 on: July 12, 2005, 05:13:27 PM
yeah that lady.

Offline bernhard

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Re: Article for all you speed demons
Reply #10 on: July 13, 2005, 12:59:18 AM
You guys mean Bette Midler?  She'd love it.  Betty.   ;) :D

https://www.bettemidler.com/index_nf.html

Wow! :o

In that picture, Bette looks even better than the other lady (the miracles of airburshing and photoediting? ;D)

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)
 

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