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Jay’s Secret is not so original…

November 7th, 2007 by Ah Doe

I know I know…this is out-dated story again…

I know I know…the music from this movie is very nice…

Yayaya, the girl looks innocent and beautiful…

Yes, it reminded you of your first love during school time…

Anything else to add?

If you think the piano pieces in “Secret” is very attractive, I tell you, ya, quite true…

But if I tell you…

Jay copied the plot from another movie…..


Which movie??

Does it imply that the piano pieces from THAT movie are moreBOMBASTIC“?

Well…see it for yourself….

That movie is “The Legend of 1900” (海上钢琴师)

The Legend of 1900 Poster

No no no, it’s not rumour, Jay admitted this as well…

Jay’s Secret on Reuter

It’s Translation Time again…

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“Secret” is a pure love story that took place in school campus, with a twist towards the ending. When Jay was being asked about how he got the inspiration of the plot, Jay said: “I like horror movies and these movies usually consist of human-ghost relationship elements, but my movie is definitely not what you imagined.” He halted in order to protect the “secret which cannot be told”.

There are several interesting piano repertoires in this movie, including playing piano duets with Gui Lun Mei, competing against the Yu Hao, one of Nan Quan Ma Ma’s members, showing off his skill by playing the piano single-handed and playing two pianos concurrently. He admitted that he referred to “The Legend of 1900” for the piano duel part in his movie, but hoped that he can do better than “The Legend of 1900”.

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“The Legend of 1900” is an English movie directed by an Italian. I saw numerous comments and recommendations from Taiwan and China sites about this movie (could be an effect resulted from Jay’s “Secret” as well) which prompted the curious me to search for it.

I went into almost every VCD shops in Singapore to ask about the movie and all I got in return is:

“Sorry, we don’t have.”
“Har?? What?? No no no…”
“Wait ar……….NO
A simple head-shake, sometimes bonused by a smile…

Very sien lo….

Went to Malaysia, did the same thing but with lesser expectation:

Wait, I’ll check….oh, it’s out of stock.

At least someone knew this movie…

In the end, I borrowed this movie from a friend and watched it…

It’s so……soo….nice and touching…

Let’s see how GOOD they are in this movie:

The Legend of 1900 Piano Duel

It’s Showtime!

Struggling to play

One of them struggling

Audience reaction 1


Audience reaction 2

See his reaction?

Wanna know how terror they are?? Maybe you can start to find this movie too…

2 Responses to “Jay’s Secret is not so original…”

  1. AhDoe - Music as an International Language » Blog Archive » A Mozart Reincarnated - Request Says:

    […] movie called “Secret” (不能说的秘密)? Well I did blog about this in a post called Jay’s secret is not so original […]

  2. Michelle Says:

    Hi AhDoe,

    I was watching Legend of 1900 and wondered if anyone realised that Jay Chou’s Secret was seemingly inspired by it. I Googled and only you did!!

    Awesome post.


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