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    Looks like a 2016 release of the docudrama "Moving Pictures". Hanks said toughest part was doing all of the drumming himself. Wow...to try and pull this off will be tough no? What do you folks think?

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    You know, Tom Hanks is a very talented actor. But trying to play like Neil Peart, who has had YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS of experience? Ya.... good luck with all of that!

    What next? Will Ferrell as Chad Smith? LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post

    What next? Will Ferrell as Chad Smith? LOL!



    Maybe a lot of CG? There will have to be a whole lotta camera smoke and mirrors to pull this off.
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    It will probably be quick takes of selected popular drum parts that Tom will practice forever in order to simulate close enough to make it believable. It's not like he will play a whole song for us. I think it's a cool idea and a tribute to Mr. Peart's legacy. Good luck finding someone to play Geddy though.
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    Doesn't Tom Hanks already play drums? I seem to remember seeing him play drums in a movie......I want to say it was "Philadelphia".

    Next thing, they'll have Chevy Chase playing drums in Steeley Dan......oh, wait.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Doesn't Tom Hanks already play drums? I seem to remember seeing him play drums in a movie......I want to say it was "Philadelphia".
    Maybe "That thing you do!" ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    Maybe "That thing you do!" ??
    Could've been, but I've never seen that movie. Ive heard he even helped compose some of the music in that movie. I think in Philadelphia, he walked around with drum sticks playing rudiments on anything and everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Doesn't Tom Hanks already play drums? I seem to remember seeing him play drums in a movie......I want to say it was "Philadelphia".

    Next thing, they'll have Chevy Chase playing drums in Steeley Dan......oh, wait.....
    I don't think so from what I remember. He just carried around some drumsticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    Maybe "That thing you do!" ??
    Nope. I have the movie. He didn't play the drums in that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post

    Next thing, they'll have Chevy Chase playing drums in Steeley Dan......oh, wait.....
    Actually, that wouldn't surprise me much since Chevy is an accomplished pianist.
    Stolen from EddieV:
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    Maybe a lot of CG? There will have to be a whole lotta camera smoke and mirrors to pull this off.
    I think you nailed it. I think a lot of the filmed drumming action will be viewed from the front of the kit - a very large kit - all you are likely to see is his head and the sticks when they are visible. I think he may play a few passages (which of course he will have practiced for AGES) but I suspect that with Hollywood wizardry - he will be drumming on a click at a slower speed and 'adjusting' the film as necessary.

    Tom Hanks may 'do all the drumming' on the film, but I suspect the drums on the soundtrack will be played by someone else - someone named Peart maybe? After the Apollo 13th movie Mr Hanks commented that the film was as arduous as training as an astronaut! Actor types do sometimes exaggerate when they are attempting to promote their offerings.
    I bet he was standing when he made this claim - otherwise his voice would have been muffled.

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    Many actors have talents that have never been seen on film, and it's certainly possible that Tom Hanks was chosen for the part because he could play the drums. Of course, being able to play is totally different than being able to play like Neil Peart. The difference between being able to play, and being able to play like Neil is what "acting" is all about. It may not fool drummers, but the general public may enjoy it without thinking about the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Many actors have talents that have never been seen on film, and it's certainly possible that Tom Hanks was chosen for the part because he could play the drums. Of course, being able to play is totally different than being able to play like Neil Peart. The difference between being able to play, and being able to play like Neil is what "acting" is all about. It may not fool drummers, but the general public may enjoy it without thinking about the difference.
    "I Walk the Line" movie with Joaquin Phoenix playing Johnny Cash comes to mind by your post Bob. I had no idea he could sing. I read Phoenix had to learn to play the guitar rather quickly. I tried to keep my eye on the fret board as he played during the concert scenes but since I only a know few chords, he could of fooled me by any account. Val Kilmer playing Jim Morrison was pretty convincing. Correct me if I'm mistaken but didn't Kilmer do all of the singing parts?

    I suppose acting as if one was playing a musician is no easy feat but I'll go see this flick with an open mind and just appreciate the fact that some movie exec at Touchstone Pictures (aka Disney) is a Rush fan. Good for them boys from the Great White North...

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    isn't their a Canadien connection? isn't Hanks Canadien? sorry if I spelled that wrong.
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    That would be the French version slinky
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    No, Tom Hanks is not Canadian..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolvie56 View Post
    Good luck finding someone to play Geddy though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markadiddle View Post
    Actually, that wouldn't surprise me much since Chevy is an accomplished pianist.
    Now that I didn't know! Wait.......did he play piano in one of the Fletch movies? I knew he could play drums, and was in a Jazz band with Donald Fagen in college. I believe he also played in a rock band for a short time and recorded an album (?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    It's beyond my abilities............but someone has to photoshop a bass and a microphone on the wicked witch

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    I can see Dennis Quaid as Alex Lifeson?




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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Many actors have talents that have never been seen on film, and it's certainly possible that Tom Hanks was chosen for the part because he could play the drums. Of course, being able to play is totally different than being able to play like Neil Peart. The difference between being able to play, and being able to play like Neil is what "acting" is all about. It may not fool drummers, but the general public may enjoy it without thinking about the difference.
    Steve Martin comes to mind. What an excellent Banjo player.....and also VERY involved in promoting Banjo playing.

    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    "I Walk the Line" movie with Joaquin Phoenix playing Johnny Cash comes to mind by your post Bob. I had no idea he could sing. I read Phoenix had to learn to play the guitar rather quickly. I tried to keep my eye on the fret board as he played during the concert scenes but since I only a know few chords, he could of fooled me by any account. Val Kilmer playing Jim Morrison was pretty convincing. Correct me if I'm mistaken but didn't Kilmer do all of the singing parts?

    I suppose acting as if one was playing a musician is no easy feat but I'll go see this flick with an open mind and just appreciate the fact that some movie exec at Touchstone Pictures (aka Disney) is a Rush fan. Good for them boys from the Great White North...
    The one that impressed me most was Jamie Foxx in the movie Ray. I didn't realize he was an excellent pianist until the movie came out. Ray Charles was (IMO) the most soulful singer and musician of the century, and I can't imagine anyone portraying him better than Jamie did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    The one that impressed me most was Jamie Foxx in the movie Ray. I didn't realize he was an excellent pianist until the movie came out. Ray Charles was (IMO) the most soulful singer and musician of the century, and I can't imagine anyone portraying him better than Jamie did.
    Totally agree - Foxx nailed the subtle "quirks" Charles was known for - those fast smiles etc. It was a great performance.

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