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Posted By: JenEllen
17-May-04 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
Subject: BS: Best Movies You'd Never Heard Of??
I've been spending a lot of time lately in "Rest Mode" and as a by-product have been watching a lot of movies. I've never been a big fan of the Hollywood Blockbuster type of thing, and so I've found myself picking through a lot of movies that I'd never even heard about. I've found a few gems, and was wondering if anyone else had similar experiences, or had a few to add to the "must rent" pot?

"Best Supporting Musical Instrument" goes to the piano in a movie I found last week called The Legend of 1900. The main character is a musical prodigy named Nineteen Hundred who was born on a cruise ship never sets foot on dry land. Interesting story, and done really well, but the piano? There is a lovely scene where Nineteen cures a fellow bandmate's sea-sickness by sitting them both on the bench, taking the brakes off the piano wheels, and playing a waltz as the piano rolls around the ballroom to the swells of the ocean. Really cute. There is also a piano-duel with Nineteen and JellyRoll Morton that is sublime. I'd never heard a word about it before, but am glad I found it.