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The Competition Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick

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Richard Dreyfuss plays aging piano player Paul Dietrich in this movie about winning the super bowl of piano competitions. After failing to win a small competition in Cincinatti Paul debates his future as a piano player with his father who is proud of his son's talent. Paul explains to him that this is his last shot and that if he fails he will take a job teaching. His father convinces him to go to San Francisco and play in the biggest of all competitions. Once there, Paul falls in love with a young piano virtuoso Heidi Joan Schoonover (Amy Irving). We watch as Paul and Heidi's relationship goes on an emotional roller coaster as they struggle with each other and the realities of winning and losing the competition.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Script Analysis of The Competition

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Lover is...    -   competitor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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