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Shine (1996)

Shine poster

South Australian Film Corporation
Starring:
 Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor
Directed by: Scott Hicks

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: The biopic of pianist David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush) who suffered a nervous breakdown and a potentially career ending battle with Schizoaffective disorder.

Kitty Cameos: David apparently liked cats and several are seen throughout the film. David (Noah Taylor) is seen reading in bed with a cat beside him while still living at home.

Shine - young David Helfgott Noah Taylor reading in bed with cat

In another scene David arrives home to find his father (Armin Mueller-Stahl) waiting up for him with a cat on his lap.

Shine - Mr. Helfgott Armin Mueller-Stahl in chair holding cat on lap

Shine - Mr. Helfgott Armin Mueller-Stahl starting to stand up from chair holding cat on lap

Later when David goes to music college, he shares his flat with a long-haired gray cat with white markings. The cat is seen sitting atop David’s piano as he plays.

Shine - gray and white long-haired cat on top of piano

Later they share a can of sardines.

Shine - gray and white long-haired cat with face in tin of sardines

Shine - college student David Helfgott Noah Taylor sharing tin of sardines with long-haired gray and white cat

Shine - college student David Helfgott Noah Taylor sharing tin of sardines with long-haired gray and white cat

Shine - college student David Helfgott Noah Taylor sharing tin of sardines with long-haired gray and white cat

Finally David is seen as an adult playing in a small apartment with another cat sitting on top of his piano.

Shine - adult David Helfgott Geoffrey Rush playing piano with cat sitting on top

Final Mewsings: Cats enjoy sardines and good music.


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