During its limited theatrical release, the film was screened at only one New York City location: Quad Cinema, New York's first multiplex theater (opened in 1972). See more »
The opening drive into Chicago begins southbound on Lake Shore Drive, then northbound on LaSalle (you'll recognize it from the Batman films), then south on Wabash, then suddenly across the river, coming east on Washington, where the car finally stops at the Lyric Opera building. The interiors were shot elsewhere, so nothing looks like the actual hall. See more »
[encouraging a worrisome Selznick]
Do what you do. And try and have some fun. And remember, it's just music.
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At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »
Suspenseful? -- not so much. But you will want to watch to the end because there is just enough happening to keep your attention.
This is an odd little movie with Wood playing a rather nervous pianist about to perform one of the most complex and challenging music compositions ever written. Then he discovers his life is on the line.
My problem was the constant running off and on stage during the performance because he appears to suffer more from a bowel or bladder issue. He is constantly up and down and running around throughout the concert but always back --- just in time for his piano playing! It got funny after awhile.
The set is pleasing and there aren't many surprises in the plot ... but watch to the very end because something happens!
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