Monday, 7 July 2014

The loneliness of the long-distance pianist





I re-watched Shine the other day; it must be one of my top ten films. Mark doesn't like it much, I think due to the fact that perhaps the story was a little heightened for entertainment purposes, but who cares . . . such a good story and what a cast! Geoffrey Rush is just amazing as the older Helfgott, and Noah Taylor equally as the younger man. The filming is superb, especially of this scene of the performance of Rachmaninoff Concerto 3; capturing, to my mind anyway, the players inner world.

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