Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Big Night

Well school's in and hopefully it means my posts will be more frequent.
Today, I thought I'd talk about one of my favorite movies, "The Big Night".

Here's what IMDB has to say about it.....

A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. 

This is a movie I feel all musicians should see because one major point that the above plot synopsis doesn't explain is that it's a story of the uneasy relationship between art and commerce.

Primo is a chef. He feels cooking is his art form and shouldn't be compromised in any way. His younger brother (Secondo) manages their restaurant. He admires Primo's gift but realizes the restaurant will fail if they don't go a little more "commercial".

Here's a typically great scene:

The cool thing (without giving too much away) is that neither art nor commerce ultimately win out. The brothers have to balance their strengths and values, much as we all do. There are no easy answers, and the answers there are are very personal.

It's a great movie. Go see it and be inspired!

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