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    Secret

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP1xgkt_u-g

    Just watched this yesterday night, Jay Chou directed this movie and I find it quite good, didn't know he could play the piano that well.

    The storyline is ok, but I was a little blur towards the end (sleepy again la) and (just in case some hasn't watched this I wouldn't tell the whole story), a certain scene caught me by surprise and gave me the goose pimples..didn't expect the outcome to be like 'that'.

    Really liked the music, great theme song and improvised Chopin pcs, and Jay Chou did quite a good job as a first time director?

    I would recommend this movie to all piano music lovers and Jay Chou fans.

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    This is one of the more interesting scenes to watch in the movie, Jay Chou in a piano battle with his peer Zhan Yu Hao. Kinda similar to the piano duel scene in the Legend of 1900 starring Tim Roth.

    The 1st pc is a short variation of Chopin's 'black keys' etude, the 2nd is another variation of the c# minor waltz. I believe the 3rd piece is an original composition by Jay Chou himself, haven't heard that before.

    Enjoy.

    Click to watch Secret's piano battle

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    One of the pcs I'm liking very much, really nice melody, but I don't know what it's called. Only managed to find this one video for the pc amongst so many Secret posters on youtube.

    Click to watch (Specially dedicated to wanmei..)

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    it's a gud movie.... love d cinematography as well....

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    Hi arwen

    The cinematography is artistic alright ..enough to compensate for the few hiccups in the movie, one of which (for me at least) is how the story is supposed to add up at the end, between the time going forward/back to the future and back? but I guess the movie has to live up to it's name..Secret..or else it would be too transparent and boring. Jay Chou and casts really made quite an effort in this movie, and newcomer? pretty lass Guey Lun-Mei shored up the movie till the very end with her charm and heartbreaking 'secret'.

    All in all, I truly enjoyed the music best. I know of many teenage gals who are going gaa gaa over Jay Chou, and are so keen to play most of the pcs in this movie

    Here's another video clip, Guey Lun-Mei and Jay Chou in a short duet

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    Thanks for sharing the videos, mon. Thoroughly enjoyed them. Nice to meet a fellow piano music enthusiast. Is that variation on the C# minor waltz original to the movie? Cos obviously I don't remember ever playing it like that based on the original one.

    The one with the nice melody can probably be figured out (as it seems to already have been) since it's in C major with a very simple chord progression. Shouldn't be a problem for an accomplished pianist like yourself! I might figure it out one day if I can find some time!

    BTW, I also love playing 'Playing for Love' from 1900; downloaded the piano score from somewhere.

    Now, if I can only find the movie....

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    You're most welcome dryyyap and nice meeting you too. And thanks so much for the compliment.

    It's true that in the movie, the waltz has been improvised quite extensively, only the first 4 measures are original.

    To 1900, I've played 'Playing for Love' as well, I really love Morricone's compositions in that movie, it's really a beautiful film with beautiful music and I have to say you have great taste in music :) .

    You can find the 'original' vcd/dvd at Speedy Video, (I bought 2 copies) but both were of lousy quality (I really don't know why). Got them changed twice from 2 Speedy branches but still the same bad quality, perhaps they have gotten clear dvd copies now. Do check it out when you have the time.

    I made some posts on the movie some time back, they're here... with some youtube clips. Hope you'll enjoy watching them.

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    felt like i'm in a middle of a musical conversation. i have both the ringtones for secret... the duet and the one that he played(the one he her the girl playing while walking around the college the first time.). An unexpected twist towards the end but i roughly figured it out during the middle of the show. still it's a classic

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    Hey mon, I actually managed to download the piano score for that song you liked. It's actually written for a duet but can be played solo like the youtube virtuosos by skipping some of the 'unreachables'. Got my daughter to play the RH and recorded it!

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    Anyone knows the soundtrack that is sung by Jay Chou? What is the name and where can I get it/download?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mon
    Hi arwen

    The cinematography is artistic alright ..enough to compensate for the few hiccups in the movie, one of which (for me at least) is how the story is supposed to add up at the end, between the time going forward/back to the future and back? but I guess the movie has to live up to it's name..Secret..or else it would be too transparent and boring. Jay Chou and casts really made quite an effort in this movie, and newcomer? pretty lass Guey Lun-Mei shored up the movie till the very end with her charm and heartbreaking 'secret'.

    All in all, I truly enjoyed the music best. I know of many teenage gals who are going gaa gaa over Jay Chou, and are so keen to play most of the pcs in this movie

    Here's another video clip, Guey Lun-Mei and Jay Chou in a short duet

    happy new year, mon!

    yup, yup.... i sure agree abt d hiccups in d story. all in all a good effort tho.

    heard that d school where d movie was filmed is actually d school where jay chou studied music....

    d soundtrack is great as well.... veri nice pieces....

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    Happy New Year dearest arwen, and also to dryyyap and gary. Glad you guys like the music to this movie as much.


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    I like this movie, not bcoz of Jay Chou, but the story line and everything. Maybe one of the reason I like it is bcoz I like to watch romance and love story.. hehehe...

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