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The Drummer

Postby Drumstruck » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Short movie you guys might enjoy - 15 mins worth spending:


http://player.vimeo.com/video/15273009?autoplay=1
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Drumstruck » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:40 pm

38 looks and no comment? Guess you've all seen it before..... :ymhug:
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Text_Edifice » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:18 pm

Cute
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Text_Edifice » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:17 pm

I really like the affirmation that music is a vocation rather than a 'job'.
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Text_Edifice » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:19 pm

And I didn't like the ending so much – the final answerphone message seemed a bit pat / unnecessary.

But y'know, what do I know.
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Manning » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:55 pm

Dave - I gotta agree. It's very good but it didn't need the "happy ending", would have been even more compelling without it.
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Drumstruck » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:21 am

I can see your point about the ending, but it's a two edged sword - wasn't the guy on the phone a typical music industry type @ssh0le? .... couldn't remember Dave's name or ability but after the gig saw that here was someone who could be exploited for his own ends....... b-( I really liked how Dave was serenading the JJ kit after the gig - sweet irony.
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Manning » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:16 am

Maybe, but he's kicking out the other drummer so that this guy can play in the "main" band. Plus there's a hint of romantic attraction from the girl.

For me, until the end the film was entirely about being "consumed by passion, at the expense of all else". But the ending seemed to suddenly want to redefine the film as "persistence pays off in the end", which is a very American ending.

Of course, I'm probably reacting in this way because most of us here do what we do out of love (or possibly even "need"). I doubt that persistence will "pay off" (in the material sense) for any of us.

I mean suppose some divine power could tell us that we will NEVER make any money in the music industry, and we will never reach commercial success, and that if we sold all our gear and bought shares in Company X, we would spend the rest of our lives in financial security. How many of us would do it?

Thus ends my Thursday morning "meaning of life" discussion. :-@
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Drumstruck » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:36 am

Yes - it does have some "feelgood" element as you say - but I tended to relate to Dave and was glad about that ending - hopeless old romantic perhaps. The smart guy in my head still tells me to sell my audio gear and use the money more wisely but I can't hear him over the drums - and after 35+ years of having a "real job" then indulge me with my audio brothers.
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Re: The Drummer

Postby Chris H » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:14 pm

Great vid. Thanks for sharing.
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