Movie on Rachmaninoff - Finally!!!!!

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Movie on Rachmaninoff - Finally!!!!!

Postby Sasha » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:59 pm

Dear members,

Oh, my gosh! :shock: :shock: Finally!!! Somebody is smart enough to make a movie on our Rachmaninoff! I just read the article, and it said that the Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford has signed a deal to direct this movie called "Rhapsody". "Rhapsody" centers on a love triangle involving Rachmaninoff, tracing his life from the 1917 Russian Revolution to the 1940s. It also sais that Rachmaninoff's grandson Alexandre Rachmaninoff gave permision to them to use the stories that are also private.
I wonder which actor is going to take Rachmaninoff's role!?

Wow!

Sasha

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Postby Jessica » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:13 pm

Love triangle? Oh no.....I really hope they don't turn his life into some obnoxious Hollywood crap.

Well didn't he have affairs with a few people? That Russian soprano, Nina....what's her name.

And one of the things I learned in NYC and getting some really old books on Sergei, apparently had a VERY SECRET affair with the American soprano Geraldine Farrar.

Who knows if all this stuff is true, but there sure seems to be lots of evidence.

:?:
"He who does not love music is not yet human; he who loves it only is only half human; but he who loves and practices it - he is fully human."

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Postby Sasha » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:31 pm

I think the article said that the story told by the widow is going to be used. Let's hope that the director will follow the truth.
Yeah, I hear ya, Jessica. I don't want them to make the Hallywood crap either.

I can't wait to see it!!!

:D

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Postby Sasha » Mon May 08, 2006 4:16 am

I've got an idea for the next Conferece...

How about inviting this Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford to the conference and have some discussion with the members...
That way he can maybe get more idea on Rachmaninoff thru us and also
understand our passion.

What do you think???

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Postby Jessica » Mon May 08, 2006 5:04 am

WOW. They are really going to do it...

I found this link: not allowed.com.au/news/2006/03/13.html

I wonder what love triangle there is going to be? Like is it going to be about someone he had an affair with or something?

Not sure how I feel about this yet. In a way it's kinda weird, like they are prying into something that isn't their business...Maybe I'm just stuck on the whole mystery surrounding Rachmaninoff and don't want it tampered with! LOL!!! :lol:



Sasha wrote:I've got an idea for the next Conferece...

How about inviting this Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford to the conference and have some discussion with the members...
That way he can maybe get more idea on Rachmaninoff thru us and also
understand our passion.

What do you think???
"He who does not love music is not yet human; he who loves it only is only half human; but he who loves and practices it - he is fully human."



-Goethe

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Postby Sasha » Mon May 08, 2006 5:10 am

Someone mentioned a name of this soprano singer that SVR might have...

When I mentioned this news to some of the members at the conference, they weren't all that happy about it but more worried... you know.
Whatever it is, I hope they won't twist things to make him looks something that he wasn't...

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Postby Jessica » Mon May 08, 2006 5:13 am

I think her name was Nina Koshetz or something...


Anyways, I'm a little worried myself. Movies are hardly ever based on fact, as they are usually about entertainment purposes...But, let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!

How was your day Sasha??


Sasha wrote:Someone mentioned a name of this soprano singer that SVR might have...

When I mentioned this news to some of the members at the conference, they weren't all that happy about it but more worried... you know.
Whatever it is, I hope they won't twist things to make him looks something that he wasn't...
"He who does not love music is not yet human; he who loves it only is only half human; but he who loves and practices it - he is fully human."



-Goethe

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Re: Movie on Rachmaninoff - Finally!!!!!

Postby ccaranna » Thu May 18, 2006 6:55 pm

Sasha wrote:I wonder which actor is going to take Rachmaninoff's role!?


Hello,

New guy here-

The first person that came to my mind that resembles Rachmaninoff when I read this was Peter Stormare.

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Don't know if he would be willing to do it, but I think he looks the part.
Chuck

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Postby Daniel Baker » Fri May 19, 2006 12:01 am

I wouldn't really want to see a movie about Rachmaninoff's personal life. The man is the music. The music is the man, and anything else is tangential. :?

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Postby ccaranna » Fri May 19, 2006 3:43 am

I agree with not trivializing the man, but perhaps a movie can reach out to an audience that is not already familiar with his incredible music, unbelievable talent, and skill.

Yes, truths may get stretched, as I think they typically do in films, but those that are intelligent can make their own assumptions and opinions based on historical fact if they so desire to research.

Unfortunately, a film like this generally has limited appeal, and most that will see it initially are already familiar with the life of the great composer. However, like I said before, if it takes a movie rather than a concert program to introduce and captivate, then so be it- that's one more individual whose life has been enriched by some of the greatest music of all time.
Chuck

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Re: Movie on Rachmaninoff - Finally!!!!!

Postby Sasha » Fri May 19, 2006 5:12 am

ccaranna wrote:The first person that came to my mind that resembles Rachmaninoff when I read this was Peter Stormare.

Ooh, he is the actor who played the crazy guy in the movie Fargo, ya?
I don't know much about him, but he seems to be a good actor... Do you think he can play the piano? If not, I guess someone has to do the... what do you call those hands-only shot... in the scene where "SVR" is playing the piano... The movie has to show the scene where SVR is playing the piano, ya? Ooh, now who would be doing this scene???? If you are chosen, that would be an honor, but also a great pressure!!!! :shock:

ccaranna wrote:Yes, truths may get stretched, as I think they typically do in films, but those that are intelligent can make their own assumptions and opinions based on historical fact if they so desire to research.

I agree. The kind of people who will appriciate SVR's great music will know that the movie doesn't always, or almost never? depict the whole truth.. Well, I guess that is why it's called 'movie' not "documentary'. I just hope this movie won't 'stretch' the truth too much and will send out the right message on his great music....
We'll see....

:)

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Postby rachmanfan1 » Fri May 26, 2006 4:37 am

I think the perfect actor for this role would be Jean Reno from the movie The Professional. I don't know how to paste in a picture of him but you can go to imdb.com to check out his picture.

I am very excited to see this movie as the director, Bruce Beresford, directed one of my favorite movies all time, Black Robe.

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Postby Romy the Cat » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:03 am

[quote="Jessica"]I think her name was Nina Koshetz or something.../quote]

Jessica, Nina Koshetz was not “something” but quite wonderful singer. You might find her recordings, particularly before she gained a lot of weigh and you might like her quite a lot. BTW, she did many Rachmaninoff’s songs.

Rgs,
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Postby morakeo » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:16 pm

What's going on with that movie? Anybody knows?

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Postby Risha » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:20 pm

I don't know if I support this whole idea or not. True, it would be nice if more people knew and appreciated Rachmaninoff's music, but I'm wary of how he'll be presented. I'd hate to see his musicianship shoved to the side to make way for a largely-falsified love triangle story. Call me a nerd if you will, but I'd prefer a documentary. Let's hope at least that they include a really good concert scene - playing the ending of PC3 or something.


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