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The Clap (2005)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  25 August 2005 (UK)
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An obsessive classical concertgoer (Steve Furst from the Orange ads and Little Britain) wants to be the first clapper at the end of every symphony and sonata. But when he inflicts the clap ... See full summary »

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Krzysztof Veneer
Sebastian Brennan ...
CD Stall Assistant
Miranda Colchester ...
Secretary
Steve Furst ...
The Clapper
Gigi Marceau-Clarke ...
Posh Mother
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Jenny Ogilvie ...
Female Self-Improver
Timothy Speyer ...
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George Warren ...
Unwilling Son
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An obsessive classical concertgoer (Steve Furst from the Orange ads and Little Britain) wants to be the first clapper at the end of every symphony and sonata. But when he inflicts the clap incessantly on his pianist idol (David Bamber), the tormented virtuoso decides to fight back - with music. Written by Geoff Lindsey

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Exceptionally funny story of an obsessive-compulsive fan....and it kinda scared me as well!
27 November 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a funny short film about an obsessive-compulsive music fan who has become so obsessed with his own sense of self-importance that he's forgotten to just sit back and enjoy the music. Steven Furst (not to be confused with the American actor of the same name) is a fan who is so detail oriented that he literally attends one pianist's every concert just so he can show everyone how brilliant he (not the pianist) is by clapping at the exact second the pieces end. Given the style of music, it really is hard to know when the piece ends, so this nut sits there with sheet music to count every note in order to be the first to clap--proving his superiority to everyone because HE is the ultimate fan and music lover.

This is all handled in such a clever deadpan manner that I just couldn't help but enjoy the film immensely. The acting was lovely, the writing spot on and the story was directed beautifully. However, it also gave me a chance to pause and think about my own little obsession (reviewing on IMDb). I am, as of this date, the most prolific reviewer on this site with well over 5600 reviews. Now I wonder if perhaps I, too, sometimes am such a movie "expert" that I miss the simple pleasure of a film due to my strong need to be critical...and perhaps prove something to others. Owch!


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