Judge not a book by it’s cover! Extract from the move Shine (1996) about pianist David Helfgott.
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David Helfgott, Flight of the Bumblebee, Shine
July 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm
I’ve never seen the film; maybe I should. The other pieces you posted, I had on in the background while I worked, but Rush has such a presence, I watched every moment of this.
July 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm
It’s brilliant and very moving movie – Rush is amazing – definitely a must see – despair to joy!
July 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm
same here! I will look for that movie.
July 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm
I forgot it was an Australian movie – just expecting everyone to know it – haha – the actor Geoffrey Rush won the oscar for best actor (so he is well known).
July 10, 2012 at 8:39 am
July 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm
You would love the movie Aletha – the pianist David Helfgott is still doing well (in the movie he has a breakdown after playing Rachmaninov perfectly) – and does performances all over the place.
July 10, 2012 at 11:01 am
Great movie. Fabulous actor. Exceptional story.
July 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm
hear, hear – thanks Jane 🙂
July 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm
It’s such a great film. I am still in awe of how good Geoffrey Rush was in it. What an exceptional actor. The music was so uplifting!
July 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm
Thank God for Geoffrey Rush – an Australian to be hugely proud of (in fact a Brisbanenite – he went to University of Queensland) 🙂
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