The Piano
 
 
Studio: ralfduran
 
Review Count: 60
Average Rating: 4.75 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 3 minutes 4 seconds
 
Posted on: March 24, 2007
 
 
Film Description
Never forgot from where we come, never! - Inspired by an original idea of Aidon Gibbon.

The Piano is the moving piece of an old man that sits alone in a bar playing the piano. As he plays, he begins to remember certain things from his life.

Music by Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre été.

Cheers mates
 
Reviews
- saborclaws

NO COMMENT.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- pegleg

Sorry but unless your name is Aidon Gibbons then what else can I give? I'd seen the excellent reviews and I was so hoping that this wasn't going to be a case of 'oh no not again'!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=466rKhLfNqY I probably shouldn't leave a weblink in a review but maybe some future reviewers may want to check this out?

Posted on March 28, 2007
- Merzlinn

I like that genre of movie. Verry Good. Quelle poésie ?

Posted on March 28, 2007
- AnotherNewDawn

Having recently seen "The Monk and the Fountain", I get what the filmmaker was getting at here - attempting to convey deep emotions through simple visual storytelling and music - this effort, however, still falls very, very short of its goal.

If I'm being honest, I'm VERY disappointed. For a film that contains no dialogue, no real story, and mediocre visuals, I am shocked to find this film in its current chart position and carrying such a slate of glowing reviews.

While I understand the filmmaker's intentions, good intentions are simply not enough to justify that chart position and these glowing reviews. And it drives me batty when people complain in their reviews about lack of this, lack of that, and then still five-star the film.

There isn't enough "memory" footage here to really inspire a reaction, not enough action to excite, not enough drama to quicken the pulse, not enough romance to warm the heart, just not enough of anything to really hit the viewer with powerful or undeniable emotions.

The musical piece is very nice, and there are a couple of good camera shots, but that... is... it.

It's not my intention to disparage the movie's intentions or Ralfduran as a filmmaker (he's made better films than this one before, and will after). But given some additional effort and another few minutes of inspiring scenes, I think the filmmaker could have better accomplished what he was shooting for - an emotional, moving piece of cinema, in spite of its simplicity.

This film, however, was released before its time.


A_N_D

Posted on March 28, 2007
- Klausen

Great way to tell a movie... i missed some better cutting tho...

Posted on March 28, 2007
- Seblon

Great work which shows how much quality can be achived with these small tools.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- neus

Amazing movie. Soo touching and movin in every single aspect.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- andrewdaniele

No subtitles, no voice overs, just pure beauty that's understood no matter which language you speak, two thumbs way up. An excellent film.

Posted on March 27, 2007
- jarvis100

It's weird. From the little time I saw the movie, it accuatly made me shed a tear. A great and moving peice.

Posted on March 27, 2007
- Matthew-Robert-Alfrey

THAT'S A REAL ANIMATION THAT I SAW AT SCHOOL! YOU COPIED IT COMPLETLY! I'M SORRY BUT THATS COPYRIGHT!

Posted on March 27, 2007
- Neo_Nille

No comment

Posted on March 27, 2007
- Bazooka100

Brilliant! I loved it! A wonderful story about an old man's story! Liked the story a lot! I feel like there's more to say...

Posted on March 27, 2007
- y2k

Wow that is really moving i loved it, very good job, the music was exellent i liked it very much.
The music with those scences made the film, very exellent. job well done.

Posted on March 27, 2007
- duff777

Duff ifrån Gamereactor.se Mycket bra film. Stilren

Posted on March 27, 2007
- colingaiser

Definately captivating and moving. Although it wasn't much, you still managed to touch us so deeply with this strange, harrowing tale. The piano piece was perfect, as the mood could not have been sustained without it. Beautiful!

SILVER STATUS from the Gold and Silver Awards

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Filmsmith

A masterpiece! I'm stunned. You should really be proud of yourself. You've raised the bar on how to make movies with this game. The music was perfect, the editing, sound, imagery, everything. It was a moving drama that told a hug story in a small amount of time. Very good!

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Bigdadda20

An excellent concept for a movie, I give you props for that, but you can't have a movie with no dialogue. It's kinda boring for the viewer.

Well, really there isn't much to grade you on so I'll make this short and sweet. 7/10! I suggest that you make a remake, and just make it longer, add some dialogue, some conflict, etc. Good Job.

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Arts

This Movie is a good romance film
This is a very good Movie
(i cant good speak english)
please vote my movie resident evil

Posted on March 26, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe

great movie which really tuched my feelings =)

good work!

Posted on March 26, 2007
- ryno0263

Very touching and emotional. A true piece of craftmanship in every sense of the word. Amazingly perfect in every detail. The music was spot on and the camera angles fit perfect. Perfect job on this one! By the way, thanks for giving me five stars on my movie: Robot or Human. I am glad you liked it.

Posted on March 26, 2007
- 2-Niclas-2

Great job with this movie.
You know how to make a movie with a big story by only telling very little part of it.

Great job

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Fantomoo

ohh man! i lost my breath.. thats really good !!!!!
its like the 7th best movie i have seen em no! 14th i have seen beter but this like MAn! is really good.
i wanna see more movies u have done! good!

Posted on March 26, 2007
- jacpaco30

PERFECT.Very good.Very good.Good job.I like this movie.

Excellent.

Es una película preciosa!!!!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- jakechief

Very good. Rate one of my movies. Thanks.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- mhjorth11

This is one of the best movies I've ever seen on TMO! The music and the scenes go together perfectly! I liked that even though it was short, the movie still manages to achieve a strong emotional impact on the viewer. Simply Amazing! If you get a chance, rate my new movie "Deer Head". Thanks.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Rayne16

Good job!!!!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- SkyTV

Great Job - I'm still amazed how such a short piece can touch you emotionally.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- EPANA

That was beautiful..really!

Very good tune and very well directed..started to think about my own life.

Amazingly wonderful :)

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Kitrinos

This has to be one of the most beautifull things I've ever seen, Game or real life.

Good job

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Goddard911

Great Job! It had a message to it and was an emotional movie. Good Job! Ranedthel had a point about not showing enough of things in his life, but beside that, I liked it. Please rate,"War in Iraq: Terror in the Middle East." Thanks!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Ranedthel

This is a good little film with a message and I like that. Even without dialog "The Piano" tells the tale of life and reflection and for that I give it high marks. Sadly, this life seems all too uneventful and that's not to say that they weren't moving. The events taken up in reflection I felt were too few. Surly there must be more to this life? Children? Grandchildren? As I said before I really enjoyed this little movie but I guess I just wished "The Piano" told a deeper tale.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Howitzer

Stunningly Beautiful!
The Piano has to be one of the most heartfelt pieces on TMO. Simply an old man with his thoughts, nothing more. But somehow, it does wonders.
Well done ralfduran!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- oliveboy

very good job very good music very good story if I could I would give you a 10 well done.
plz review some of my movies from my studio.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- handymankg2

Amazingly made movie! I loved all the flashbacks

Please rate my movies

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Mace22

I thought it was beautiful! All of it was so well done, The story was great! I loved everybit, The piano music made it all so beautiful. -Mace

Posted on March 25, 2007
- docontheweb

That was beuatifully done! The music juxtaposed with the memories of the man's life, and the fantastic camera work really make this film worth alll five stars. You are a gifted movie maker, Ralf. Excellent job.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Bruno_Coelho

That's very good
Great job
Just a little bit short

Posted on March 25, 2007
- et_butch04

very nice film bud i enjoy it!!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- et_butch04

very nice film bud i enjoy it!!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Tjippan

"The Piano" var en mycket bra film, precis som alla dina andra filmer.
Jag hade dock svårt att förstå storyn i den.
Jag tycker dock att allt från musik till bakgrunder är mycket fina, du har gjort den här filmen väldigt bra.
Kameran var oklanderlig och karaktärerna var väldesignade. "The Piano" - 4/5. Fortsätt skapa filmer, du förtjänar titeln "Movie making legend".

Och tack för kommentaren på "The Search for Jimmy's Shirt", sådana kommentarer värmer.
(Jag orkade inte skriva allt det här i engelska. ^^)

Posted on March 25, 2007
- sally88

No comment

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Webbhallen

Short but sweet. Where was alot of touching moments. Like the one when he comes up to his comrade that thave been shoot and try to save him, but too late. And fast he turns away and run away. That scene nearly maked me cry.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- mimouch

O_O! An amazing movie, youshow us a very sensitive moment. And you also bring a message of peace, and nawodays it's very important.
Thanks a lot ;)

Max

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Trashman

Very good music and use of scenes and camera angles.A reflective,somewhat sad movie...but very good,in a sombre sort of way.
Nicely done:-)

Posted on March 24, 2007
- kranyak7

That was an amazing movie. It is probably the best short movie I have seen on here. Great job!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- mamma1

Great pacing between the piano playing and the memories of the old man. I loved this bro.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- grfreak

Absolutely fascinating.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- EsoxLucius

One word for you mate. FANTASTIC

Posted on March 24, 2007
- DanielH20

WOW!! Very Touching Film..
Nice Work Ralf!!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- mome19

Very touching film. Great job

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Laz3

Wow... That was... Wow. Extremely good short movie and a very moving piece as well. I noticed the film had no dialogue but Actions said it all in this one. great work Ralf and good luck with you future projects.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- gilga

of course, Tiersen's music brings a lot to your movie but you managed to create another sensitive moment... without any word spoken : really not easy..I was thinking that it should have had power to your movie if the two memories had more links with each other (sorry for my english). But that's just a little thought... wonder too what you mean with the fact the piano is a movie that exists autonomous from inspiration..quite intriguing..
thx for this movie and see you

gilga

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Greger16

Fantastic film Ralph

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Bloodbaro950

Wow Ralfduran great movie. This has a great story and a fantastic message. It has great music choices as the man reflects on his life which I found to be one of the best romance movies on TMO, I'm not sure what else to say but I find the story to be touching and that is really hard to do with a TMO movie. You also had fantastic camrea shots which I really respect you as a film maker for that great job 5 out of 5.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- jackalbane

An excellent and astouding little short. I loved the imagery and the music used to tell the story. The camera work was on cue, the character was well-defined, and it was a pleasure to watch. Great work!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- grevik

Really moving and unique. I enjoyed this alot.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- NUKESTER

Wow , what a moving piece of TMO cinema!! I was glued to the screen with the remnicant music playing in the background!! Well done and Good Job !!

Nuke Well In The Odyssey!!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- liam-speed

great i say same as my other char
ooooh very moving kind of movie really enjoyed it!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- budrick

its good
plz rate my movie choas in space.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- liam_speed

ooooh very moving kind of movie really enjoyed it!

Posted on March 24, 2007