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Heifetz; God's fiddler video documentary
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ozmous
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here's a great documentary streaming online, it's about the great Jascha Heifetz:

http://youtu.be/L6y0BkiTnGo

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Wonderful!  (I had to quit watching after an hour and go do stuff!)

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I went back and watched the rest of the film--I really enjoyed the whole thing.

I found this review of the film which gives a different slant--not very complimentary.

http://www.slantmagazine.com/f.....ifetz/5905

Be that as it may from a moviemaker/reviewer's standpoint I learned a lot about Heifetz I'd never known before from watching the film. And I'd recommend it to anyone.  

 

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That was entertaining. Thank you for posting osmous.hats_off

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I enjoyed it very much. What an amazing life this guy had. Too bad there is a small scuffle on another post about this link. Its a very good watch. Dude was hitting notes I never knew existed.

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February 27, 2013 - 11:16 pm
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I get it better now.  The uncomplimentary reference sent Mr. Rosen through the roof.  Ego.

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Bah, reviewers.  While such a movie may never be a box office hit, that doesn't mean that it isn't very worthwhile.  Obviously it will be of more interest to a niche audience, but it is a good sized niche.  Mostly people interesting in violin and/or classical music will be who would most want to see it. 

With a performer/musician as significant and influential as Jascha Heifetz, for a reviewer to say that it wasn't worth a feature length film indicates a lack of interest and knowledge about the subject.  It is rather pathetic when reviewers try to evaluate topics beyond the scope of their knowledge and experience.  Sadly, it is usually the case.

Who pays any attention to reviews anyway?  LOL

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Fiddlerman
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February 28, 2013 - 11:18 pm
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I liked the documentary in any case. :-) Even though we were never supposed to see it.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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what good is a lengendary performance and informational video if no-one every gets to see it... OPEN SOURCE, OPEN SOURCE...bananabanana

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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I was going to try and ask the guy if we could add the movie to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Summer Film Festival...

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He wrote me a personal email from this address:
Peter Rosen

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Actually, the movie inspired me very well, it litterally made me practise more! Heifetz was awesome! I learned that despite a lot of criticism, ignored them all and do anything to master his art.

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Heifetz is still considered by many to have been the greatest violinist of all times. He still inspires millions of violinists.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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