Can you believe this is the 4th year of 31 Days of Halloween? This year I am taking the reins with some help from Susan Harris. Things might look a little different but I guarantee one thing - Lots of "different" Halloween options!
Day 25 - The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Melanie Says -
OK I will admit I might be stretching things including this. but hey my list my rules lol. I discovered this movie after hearing a David Garrett performance. He is an extremely talented violinist and I LOVE that they used an actual violin player in this movie rather than finding an actor that could pass it off.
The Devil's Violinist is based on another actual violinist from the 1800's Niccolò Paganini. His violin abilities were so good that it was widely believed that he must had made some sort of Faustian Devil's deal. In the movie David plays Niccolò and knowing he is actually playing the violin is captivating. His acting isn't bad, in fact it is better than many of the leading men that land roles, but the fact that this is his only film, sticking with his real talent is probably the best plan. The movie itself takes a few creative liberties with the real life version of events, and much like The Libertine, show us how a life of excess has its downfalls.
So yes, it might be a stretch to have this is a horror movie, but watch it anyway! In this the violinist reminds me greatly of Nicki (the vampire violinist from The Vampire Chronicles). If they ever get round to doing some kind of faithful adaptation he would have been perfect. (Well he would have been perfect 10 years ago - now probably not so much).
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Have you seen it? What did you think? Will you be watching it?
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