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Sep 19, 2007 | 12:21 AM EDT
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The Composer is an animation following the life cycle of a young boy to adulthood, who uses the purity of music to heal wounds, and inspire the hearts of others.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this, it has taken a lot of work.
Thanks Tom Fulp for your fantastic support, and Francine Louise for your voice talent



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Decent, but very overrated...

I can see that you're a fantastic flash artist, and a decent musical composer, but the storyline really wasn't that great. I mean, we all have our problems, and I suppose we deal with them in different ways, but I can't think of any people that would drag a piano (by the way how did he do that by himself???) out onto the sidewalk and play it while crying their eyes out. The ending was the only part that stirred me at all, although I felt kind of sad when the composer became a has been. Also, although you're bloody lightyears ahead of me in musical talent, the piano piece really wasn't very epic at all. I think overall that this was a pretty good movie, I just think it definitely shouldn't be on the top 50, let alone 1st of all time. I try not to be a prick in any of my reviews, and you don't deserve to take any shit from anyone (especially me, a guy who's never made even a 1 out of 10 flash movie), but I just think this submission is a bit overrated.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


... i liked it for the reason that its very well done and all that but damn .. i hate depressing stuff, i'm not saying that it doesnt have sentimental value or that it's plain old crap, i just cant cope with depressing stuff like that


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Very well done . . but

I think the music was actually pretty poor and could have done with more feeling and some more talent and for a movie based totally on music the quality of the audio could have been better


Rated 3 / 5 stars


There was obviously a lot of effort put into the animation, and music, but was there as much effort put into the story (and voice acting for that matter)? I'll start off with the voice acting: it was extremely unconvincing, and laughable. The voices also happened to take me away from the music, so you probably would have been better off without them. On another note (pun intended?), why is he playing piano while his parents are fighting?

Then his dad leaves, and, "The Composer," decides to roll, oh wait, DRAG his piano onto the side walk so he can... play piano outside. Why? While he's playing a bum happens to stroll along - by the way, what kind of place does this guy live in where hobos are just strolling along the sidewalk? So the guy gives him some cash, but before that, the Composer closes his eyes, clench his teeth, and starts whimpering. Am I supposed to be moved by now? Then, my favorite part, the bum looks up with a smile, a tear in his eye, and the Composer plays a nice little chord - classic. Then I guess the Composer says to himself, "Well shit, if I can impress some random hobo on the street I must be amazing," and drags his piano all the way to the city to play for all the people who couldn't care less. It's at this point, some guy talking on a cell phone rolls open this paper saying, "The Composer," which of course implies that he is instantly famous. Then some more instruments are brought into the mix, and the Composer's job is now limited to holding one hand on a music stand, and waving his arm around on the beat. Oh, and why are everyone's eyes closed? Shouldn't they be reading the music?

Only now, after God knows how many years, people start to realize that this, "composer," has been playing the same song the whole time! And then the song finishes, so he decides to walk home. The part where he passes the heavy metal show seemed a little unnecessary to me, keep in mind I'm not just saying that because I'm trying to defend that genre of music, which I'm not. So the composer arrives home, and discovers that his house has been abandoned. He turns and notices a sad boy playing his guitar. He gives him some money, starts crying, nice face by the way, and sits down next to him.

In the end, I think what basically ruined the flash was that you tried to hard, and it shows. The fact that the story is so stupid helped kill it for me as well.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Its ok.

The animation was done well, but the music wasn't as interestig as it should have been. I like how you made the father sound like a fag, no surprise the kid ended up so whacked. When he grew up, I found him to be a loser. Playing music on a piano all day... and then he doesn't even have a wife?
When he came to the kid playing on the sidewalk, he should've tried to help the kid out instead of just letting him live in his messed up family. Why have another kid live like him, when he was a failure?