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David Garrett as Paganini?!?!
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gkeese
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I just recieved, via email, news about a new movie coming out in 2013.  The Devils Violinist.  It is a biography about Paganini!  And who is going to be playing one of the best violinists ever??  None other than David Garrett!  Here are a few sample pics for the eyes!

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Curious! Wanna wtch it! Can't wait!

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wow! i've posted this movie before...but, this is great! i didn't know that there were pictures, thanks fro sharing :)

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BaaaHaaaaa!! LOLOL!!!! This guy is cool! How does he play in that helmet? duncecapsurprised

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I can't wait to see it.  As i get more info...I will update this forum.  Release dates, etc... 

 

I wish they would make a Vivaldi movie too.  Bring a little culture to the cinema for once.  (I still wanna see "Silent Movie.")

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saw him in person back in January at Reno and can't wait to see his performance in the movie!

Awesome, thanks for the info.cheerleader

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Sounds fantastic.

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I guess if hes a reasonably good actor he could probably just fake the violin playing parts. I wish there was a great violinist they could use, I suppose Andre Rieu was too busy? I think that guy from highlander wouldve been a better choice, hes probably too old though. take what you can get I guess. (I wonder if they know about FM? He'd be perfect)

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Well, from pics and references on Paganini, I'd think Garrett is probably a bit much of a "pretty-boy" for the role.  I mean, one of the few quotes you can fin on Paganini is where he said:

I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.

 
But eh.  Hollywood.  They never let a little thing like reality get in the way of using celebrity names and the potential box office profits.

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DanielB said
 

I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.

 
Now I know why I'm trying to learn to play.
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a little side note: the third picture shows a reference on a story of Paganini playing so hard that he broke 3 strings with only the G left, but he still finished the piece with that string...that must be how Paganini made one of his variations using only the  G string (Moses fantasy)

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Kevin M. said

DanielB said
 

I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.

 
Now I know why I'm trying to learn to play.

Will it work for male humans?duncecap

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David Garrett is a great violinist but wasn't Paganini supposedly extremely ugly?
Is Garrett fit for that role?

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Beauty is only skiin deep but, ugliness goes clear to the bone. How many viewer's are gonna know if ole "Pag" was a "hot hunk" or not. They can visualize him as being a lady killer, even if he can't play violin.

 

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if those rumours about his "the looks" are true....then this guy(kinski) portraying paganini must be a very good one:

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and this what paganini really looked like:

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(note: kinski in the paganini movie even has the same coat as the portrait)

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finally! a video footage from the film and interview:

http://youtu.be/GXezTgIGly4

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Couldn't understand a word that was said. I hope it doesn't show in my area.

I wonder if they used real gut string's.

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picklefish said
I guess if hes a reasonably good actor he could probably just fake the violin playing parts. I wish there was a great violinist they could use, I suppose Andre Rieu was too busy? I think that guy from highlander wouldve been a better choice, hes probably too old though. take what you can get I guess. (I wonder if they know about FM? He'd be perfect)

either youre joking or youre unaware of who David Garrett is

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hence the disclaimer below.

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LOL,
I just saw your post Robert. Thanks, I don't think they know who FM is smile

David Garrett is actually a great player but he chooses to play a lot of easy pop stuff rather than complicated virtuoso violin repertoire.

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