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Copying Beethoven

Postby Hexameron » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:54 pm

I'm not sure if all of you are aware of the new Beethoven movie coming out called "Copying Beethoven" with Ed Harris. It's out in Europe and receiving incredible reviews. But for some reason, critics in America aren't as kind. I guess we'll have to wait and see for ourselves when it hits theaters November 10th.

Here's a link with pictures, a trailer and other information:

http://www.copyingbeethoven-themovie.com/home.html
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Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:51 pm

Most of the critics here think Beethoven is a St. Bernard. They were probably lost right from the title....
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Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:54 pm

Ed Harris' acting really shines in the independent films he acts/directs. His Jackson Pollack is a wonderful performance. I can only hope this one will be along those lines. I wouldn't attack the intellectual acumen of some of our native movie critics too hard. They are probably some of those who can listen and know they are hearing Beethoven without seeing it in the credits.
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Postby Catmando » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:24 pm

I'll look forward to seeing that movie....

There is also a movie in pre-production about "The Red Priest". Joseph Fiennes is cast as Vivaldi. I don't think it comes out until 2008.
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Postby Hexameron » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:13 pm

A Vivaldi movie?! :crazy:

Well now I've got another film to be excited about after Copying Beethoven. I feared classical music "movies" were extinct.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:20 am

Thanks for the heads-up, Hex .
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Postby Catmando » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:10 am

Hexameron wrote:A Vivaldi movie?! :crazy:

Well now I've got another film to be excited about after Copying Beethoven. I feared classical music "movies" were extinct.


I still haven't seen Amadeus or Immortal Beloved.

:oops:

I do intend to.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:46 am

And until now I hadn't even heard of Immortal Beloved, let alone watch it!

*Goes off to IMDB*

Edit: Now I know. :)
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Postby Hexameron » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:03 am

Well guys, get with the program :lol:

There's a BBC film on Beethoven's Eroica, a movie about Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and a great Wagner mini series.. There are also two Chopin movies: Impromptu and Chopin: Desire for Love.

There's more of course, but these are the most popular.
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Re: Copying Beethoven

Postby Catmando » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:24 am

Hexameron wrote:I'm not sure if all of you are aware of the new Beethoven movie coming out called "Copying Beethoven" with Ed Harris. It's out in Europe and receiving incredible reviews. But for some reason, critics in America aren't as kind. I guess we'll have to wait and see for ourselves when it hits theaters November 10th.

Here's a link with pictures, a trailer and other information:

http://www.copyingbeethoven-themovie.com/home.html


Hex, have you seen this movie yet? I don't think it's been released in Canada yet.
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Postby shostakovich » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:01 pm

There are also some oldies: Song of Love (Schumann), A Song to Remember (Chopin), Song Without End (Liszt), The Great Waltz (Strauss Jr), The Melody Lovers or The Music Lovers or some such thing (Tchaikovsky), Rhapsody in Blue (guess who). The composers are played by Paul Henreid (with Kate Hepburn as Clara), Cornell Wilde, Dirk Bogarde, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Alda.
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Postby piqaboo » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:33 am

His bday anniversary approaches, and I discovered this in the archives, from either 2003 or 2018, depending on which bulletinboard revision you believe. :wink: It responds to a question regarding the annual Beethoven's Bday parade.

Shapley wrote:Actually, I missed the parade. Much too busy with the annual Beethoven Day telethon. My wife went shopping, and was shocked to find that so many of the shoppers associated the big sales with Christmas, which was still a week and a half away! Some people !

It's sad how the Beethoven's Day holiday has degraded lately. Of course, It's difficult to keep up the shoppers enthusiasm, what with it following little more than a week after the big Pearl Harbor Day sales!

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Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:15 am

As a further reminder, I'll post this for you,
In case you didn't read my recent 30Q.
With Beethoven's Birthday just 'round the bend,
It seems the preparations never will end.

I've been assigned to prepare the parade route
To keep the Beethoven's Day traffic cleared out.
The house must be cleaned, decorations all hung,
and Beethoven's Day carols have to be sung!

Tie a string 'round your finger, do not forget,
for Beethoven day shopping it's not late yet!
The weatherman's calling for an end to our drought.
I hope the Beethoven's Day Parade isn't rained out!

There'll be winter games at the Beethoven Day fair.
I hope I'll be seeing all of you there!
And music! Such music as seldom we hear!
Oh! Beethoven's birthday soon will be here!

The Missa Solemnis performed in the park,
The Ode to Joy by candlelight, after dark.
Beethoven bread baking, that wonderful odor!
And a toy piano concerto by some kid named Schroeder.

So raise your glass and drink a toast,
to that wonderful composer we love the most!
This Saturday, mark it and remember!
Beethoven's Birthday, the 16th of December!
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Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:43 am

Only 4 more shopping days 'til Beethoven's Birthday!
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Postby violinist4ever » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:57 am

I love Beethoven! I can't wait until that movie comes to the US! :)
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Postby navneeth » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:14 am

violinist4ever wrote:I love Beethoven! I can't wait until that movie comes to the US! :)


Shouldn't it have come out on the 11th of last month? I've been looking in the papers daily to see when it'll be coming here. :)
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Postby Catmando » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:40 pm

I thought it was already released in the US as well?

I keep looking in the Friday paper to see if it's in the new cinema releases.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:51 pm

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Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:15 pm

A limited release is a release to a small number of theatres. It is commonly done with films that are not expected to have a wide audience appeal. Foreign films are often opened with a limited release. If they perform well at the small number of box offices, they will expand the theatre offerings. If not, you have to travel to a big city to see the film, or wait for the DVD release.

Kagemusha and Das Boot initially underwent limited releases. Das Boot went to a larger release, but I don't recall that Kagemusha ever did. Those are the two biggest examples of limited releases that I can recall.

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Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:19 pm

Actually, I'd better correct myself. I think Das Boot, which was in German with English subtitles, never received a full release. The film was dubbed into English, and re-released as The Boat, and given a full release in that format.

Apparently the American public didn't want to see a film about German footwear....
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