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    This Evolution of 'Batman' Themes is Bad-Ass

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Sep 29, 2014

    Gotham: a symphonic wonderland.
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    'Theory of Everything' composer says the precision of the piano made sense for Hawking

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Oct 3, 2014

    Get ready to hear a lot about Jóhann Jóhannsson
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    Watch: Peter is an elephant who plays the piano, kinda

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Oct 18, 2013

    He's also something of a dancer
  • Amour - Georges watches Anne play the piano

    Type: Video | Date: Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012

    Georges watches Anne play the piano in this clip from Amour
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    Watch: Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock recreate the piano scene from 'Big'

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Oct 14, 2013

    She can do "Chopsticks" in her heels
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    Jane Campion to head 2014 Cannes jury

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014

    The filmmaker has a long and rich history with the festival
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    Watch Taylor Swift School Jeff Bridges in 'The Giver'

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Aug 8, 2014

    Watch as the superstar teaches the Oscar winner a spooky little song.
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    'Parenthood' - 'Solace': The piano man

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Ugly truths come out for the Braverman clan.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Piano

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009

    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Piano
  • The Piano - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009

    Writer/director Jane Campion's third feature unearthed emotional undercurrents and churning intensity in the story of a mute woman's rebellion in the recently colonized New Zealand wilderness of Victorian times. Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter), a mute who has willed herself not to speak, and her strong-willed young daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) find themselves in the New Zealand wilderness, with Ada the imported bride of dullard land-grabber Stewart (Sam Neill). Ada immediately takes a dislike to Stewart when he refuses to carry her beloved piano home with them. But Stewart makes a deal with his overseer George Baines (Harvey Keitel) to take the piano off his hands. Attracted to Ada, Baines agrees to return the piano in exchange for a series of piano lessons that become a series of increasingly charged sexual encounters. As pent-up emotions of rage and desire swirl around all three characters, the savage wilderness begins to consume the tiny European enclave. Campion imbues her tale with an over-ripe tactility and a murky, poetic undertow that betray the characters' confined yet overpowering emotions: Ada's buried sensuality, Baines' hidden tenderness, and Stewart's suppressed anger and violence. The story unfolds like a Greek tragedy of the Outback, complete with a Greek chorus of Maori tribesmen and a blithely uncaring natural environment that envelops the characters like an additional player. Campion directs with discreet detachment, observing one character through the glances and squints of another as they peer through wooden slats, airy curtains, and the spaces between a character's fingers. She makes the film immediate and urgent by implicating the audience in characters' gazes. And she guides Hunter to a revelatory performance of silent film majesty. Relying on expressive glances and using body language to convey her soulful depths, Hunter became a modern Lillian Gish and won an Oscar for her performance, as did Paquin and Campion for her screenplay. Campion achieved something rare in contemporary cinema: a poetry of expression told in the form of an off-center melodrama. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide
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