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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Definitely!!

I think rather than having it be about a piano teacher, it should be about a middle aged single person who takes up the piano, taking lessons and attending the teacher's recitals... and finds love in the process!

It's a Hallmark movie, it can have a happy ending with the hero or heroine playing the piano (like a pro, they go from beginner to concert pianist in 12 episodes) at his/her own wedding.

If it's Netflix, the hero/heroine takes up the piano, only to learn that their piano is actually a portal into alternate universes. As the main character's piano skills improve, the destination universes become more exciting and appealing...

If it's a network TV station, the main character is a cop in a city where the locals don't trust the police officers because of past problems. The main character holds a recital to encourage more positive relations with the townspeople, but will anyone attend??

If it's anime... oh nevermind, there are already animes with piano either as the soundtrack or as a key element, they don't need my ideas!

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If it's on YouTube, then there was a piano in King Tut's tomb, a piano sank the Titanic, and pianos cause cancer!
There was a real life situation where a man received a head injury and was suddenly able to play advanced Beethoven sonatas.It seemed he was hearing the music in his mind, and so could work out complicated chords and the structures of the music at the keyboard.I cannot imagine that he would have the technique to play like a pro.Perhaps having that kind of "hearing" would enable correct movements of the hand and arms..I do not know.He also started "composing" in a "Beethoven like style as well.


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The piano in the movie is a screw stringer. The movers' technique is rather unorthodox . . .


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Bruce, you must be fun at parties....

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Yep! A real blast! smile


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This may be the earliest moving picture featuring a Mason & Hamlin:



I just thought people might like a comparison. I was reminded because a friend of mine was accompanying a piece by Zimbalist at a concert last week.


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I would say Baldwin pianos were known world wide with Steinway.There must be a movie featuring them apart from the (sigh) "bling one" about Liberace.There were a huge number of Baldwin artists including composers.Perhaps there are many and we have not noticed.😉
I have nothing against Liberace but his piano is always covered was with mirrors and gemstones.He himself was a most flamboyant creature with all his rings and candelabra.
I remember my aunt being fascinated by him and his TV shows.He was an incredible pianist but perhaps just did not want practice to be a serious concert pianist but instead become a showman, earn lots of money have fun charming ladies of certain age.


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Bruce D's comments:

"I think that some of you need to rethink this idea of a TV series based around a hero, a middle-aged person, or some other individual going from beginner to concert pianist in 12 episodes.

This may have appeal to those of us who can't stay away from our pianos and from Piano World, but I think that the general public who watches commercial TV would not find much interest in such a series. Moreover, I think that any producer would be well aware that such a series would not be commercially viable. It just wouldn't attract sponsors to support an esoteric commercial enterprise whose main focus is someone learning to play or playing the piano for whatever reasons or goals."


Hi, Bruce.

It's always good to hear what people think, pro and con. I agree the idea of someone going from beginner to concert pianist in 12 episodes is a bit out there but ShiroKuro's idea IMO is an interesting one, and could be a hit depending on how it is handled. There are also variations on that theme.

A more mundane approach, what I'm thinking, is a tv series that revolves around one piano teacher and his/her students.

The piano plays a supporting, not a main, role.

The main focus of each episode is what is happening in each student's life (young and old) and the teacher's; it would be about their relationships.

Analogies could be drawn between each student's journey along his/her path in learning to play/master the piano and how it relates to his/her's everyday life. Scenes would alternate between the student and piano teacher at a piano lesson while sitting at a piano, to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the music studio.

There are so many tv programs that are just the same old story rehashed over again and again. I think something along these lines would be fresh and new and would appeal to all age groups.

Thinking some more about this, taking ShiroKuro's idea further, one of the teacher's students could be a prodigy pianist who could be included in the mix of more typical students. Might it be interesting to explore the social dynamics?

Another idea to add interest would be to set the time frame of the program in the early 1800 or 1900's; but it'd probably be better to set it in the present time so all of the things we are dealing with today could be explored.

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[quote=Jeanne W][i] Scenes would alternate between the student and piano teacher at a piano lesson while sitting at a piano, to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the music studio.

Who would shoot a piano teacher though?

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Originally Posted by tre corda
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[i] Scenes would alternate between the student and piano teacher at a piano lesson while sitting at a piano, to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the music studio.

Who would shoot a piano teacher though?

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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
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[i] Scenes would alternate between the student and piano teacher at a piano lesson while sitting at a piano, to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the music studio.

Who would shoot a piano teacher though?

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I think she means "shoot" the video! thumb
Oh thank heavens for a minute I did not know what to think.Piano student shoots teacher because she phoned his parents to complain about his lack of practice.


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[i] Scenes would alternate between the student and piano teacher at a piano lesson while sitting at a piano, to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the music studio.

Who would shoot a piano teacher though?

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Oh thank heavens for a minute I did not know what to think.Piano student shoots teacher because she phoned his parents to complain about his lack of practice.

Sounds like episode 1 ! whome ha


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"...to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the studio."

I meant with a camera!

First I laughed: LOL

But then, a minute of so later, upon reflection, I began thinking the mistaken inference is not really funny.

But no offence taken.

It's funny how minds work.

And how things we say can be taken to mean something absolutely not was meant.

Guilty As Charged,

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Originally Posted by Jeanne W
"...to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the studio."

I meant with a camera!

First I laughed: LOL

But then, a minute of so later, upon reflection, I began thinking the mistaken inference is not really funny.

But no offence taken.

It's funny how minds work.

And how things we say can be taken to mean something absolutely not was meant.

Guilty As Charged,

Jeanne W


It's funny sometimes how ambiguous language can be!!

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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
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Scenes would alternate between the student and piano teacher at a piano lesson while sitting at a piano, to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the music studio.

Who would shoot a piano teacher though?

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I think she means "shoot" the video! thumb

Well, actually:

[i]Shoot the Piano Player; (French: Tirez sur le pianiste; UK title: Shoot the Pianist) is a 1960 French New Wave crime drama film directed by François Truffaut that stars Charles Aznavour as the titular pianist with Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, and Michèle Mercier as the three women in his life. It is based on the novel Down There by David Goodis.

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Originally Posted by Jeanne W
"...to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the studio."

I meant with a camera!

First I laughed: LOL

But then, a minute of so later, upon reflection, I began thinking the mistaken inference is not really funny.

But no offence taken.

It's funny how minds work.

And how things we say can be taken to mean something absolutely not was meant.

Guilty As Charged,

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Jeanne you must forgive me my "psyche is very alive" - you do not need me to write your happy serene video series.

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Originally Posted by tre corda
Originally Posted by Jeanne W
"...to scenes of the students and piano teacher shot outside the studio."

I meant with a camera!

First I laughed: LOL

But then, a minute of so later, upon reflection, I began thinking the mistaken inference is not really funny.

But no offence taken.

It's funny how minds work.

And how things we say can be taken to mean something absolutely not was meant.

Guilty As Charged,

Jeanne W
Jeanne you must forgive me my "psyche is very alive" - you do not need me to write your happy serene video series.
It was an odd misunderstanding but I did wonder why you were so bland when you said the "teacher was shot" I have to confess that I have not been reading carefully either.(probably the real reason)

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Who would shoot a piano teacher though?[/quote]

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I think she means "shoot" the video! thumb[/quote Retsacnal]
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think.Piano student shoots teacher because she phoned his parents to complain about his lack of practice".[/quote tre corda]

Sounds like episode 1 ! whome ha[/quote Retsacnal]
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check out the Bechstein in Endeavour - Series 1 Episode 2 - towards the end. Masterpiece Theatre PBS. Too bad the actor is not really a pianist . . .


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I suffered through a remake of the Poseidon Adventure tonight.

A highlight was a Baldwin grand that was hanging from the floor when the ship inverted. There was a kid trapped "under" it.

Usually names are obscured. I wonder if Baldwin paid for this product placement.

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Wow that's awesome, scary(and perhaps tragic) for everyone.I thought the Poseiden was a submarine that got lost to the ocean or were they saved?
Strangely enough I watched The Hindenberg disaster.There was a an Art Deco looking small grand on the airship.Someone here wrote it was a Bluthner.(quite ugly looking,finished in what looked like yellow metal, perhaps alliminuim) or was it just the legs that were chrome? Not a good movie by the way except for the "concert"that was given.(if you are a die hard piano nerd)

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