Trivia / The Man Who Wasn't There

  • Throw It In: The actor portraying the piano teacher, Adam Alexi-Malle, plays the opening of the Piano Concerto #1 by Franz Liszt while talking to Ed about Birdie. This was spontaneously done as the Coens were unaware that Adam was in fact an accomplished concert pianist. This is all the more impressive when you consider that the Coens are among the most perfectionist directors out there this side of Kubrick.

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