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    Default The Soloist

    www.imdb.com/title/tt0821642/

    Who's excited to see this movie besides me????

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    Well, I never see movies at the theater, but based on the commercial and this one focusing on a cellist (hence a lot of cello music, I hope) I'm looking forward to the DVD release.

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    Will look out for this as it gets released over here!

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    Certainly will get me looking.

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    I saw the movie previews for it....I'll wait for it to come to DVD....I saw a novelization book at Borders in the Music section. I'm considering on buying the book, as the real-life story its based on is so touching. =)

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    Lovely film - watched it on a flight.. not very convincing cello playing though - the actor didn't use any vibrato!
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    SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't yet seen the movie and don't want me to give it away, please stop reading now!

    That said...

    I was slightly disappointed with this film--not because it wasn't a great movie, but because the main character "stays crazy"--the power of music doesn't heal or save him, as we hope (and expect) it will. He's arguably as mixed up at the end as he was in the beginning.

    I realize it's a true story, and you can't just make up a happy ending, but what I'm suggesting is that maybe this story was told too soon? I mean, a partial healing has perhaps begun in the man's life, but he still has a long way to go--if indeed he can ever get back to sanity. He's far from being able to reassimilate into society, or resume his aborted career as a brilliant cellist. Only the first step or two have been taken in that direction.

    So maybe the author rushed to cash in on his career-making story by turning it into a novel (which was then rushed into movie adaptation). This is not yet a triumphant story. Maybe five or ten years from now, this man will have regained his wits, and be playing in the philharmonic--and that will be an amazing, inspiring tale of a great human comeback against massive odds.

    But this is only a semi-successful beginning, just the first glimpse of the possibility of redemption. A promising beginning, perhaps, but a beginning only.

    Does anyone else here agree, or have another point of view to share about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret View Post
    Well, I never see movies at the theater, but based on the commercial and this one focusing on a cellist (hence a lot of cello music, I hope) I'm looking forward to the DVD release.
    I hate seeing films at the cinema. Everyone talks the whole way through! You can only say "be quiet" so often! When I'm at the cinema I just keep saying to myself "I'm getting the DVD, I'm getting the DVD, I'm getting the DVD!"
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    Default I enjoyed the Movie.

    Funny, I never go to the movies, but I could not pass this one up. They even gave us the senior discount!

    It was a great movie. I was glad I went.
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    It is in my Netflix queue. Ah, so many movies and so little time!

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    He certainly doesn't play Bach's prelude from his first cello suite all that bad. Really an entertaining movie
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    that is depends?

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    I saw a novelization book at Borders in the Music section. I'm considering on buying the book, as the real-life story its based on is so touching.buy my name is earl dvd

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    I can't really decide if I liked it or not. I am not being picky, I just can't decide.

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    Dont they talk about at least in the book how the cellist is now married and has a family of his own?

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    Like it alot, watched it on TV, went out the bought the book, haven't read it yet though. I immediately listened to Beethoven's 7th a few times and saw it in a new light. Maybe not the greatest cinema ever but good music !

    Tony

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