We are less than a year away from the theatrical release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the hype for the adaptation of the internationally best selling series by Cassandra Clare will only continue to grow as the release draws nearer.
Each Monday leading up to the August 23, 2013, release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, we will take a look at a scene, moment, detail, etc. and give our opinions on how we think it will be interpreted in the big screen adaptation.
Week 29: Jace playing piano
Alyssa, TMI Source: This is such a small moment in the book but it’s also one that is so special. When Clary walks in on Jace playing piano we get to see a softer side of Jace, as well as some cute flirting between our two leads. We’ve already learned that this scene has been filmed and that Jamie Campbell Bower plays a specific Bach piece, which I assume is for this scene, (swoon!). But whether or not it makes the final cut remains to be seen.
Amber, TMI Institute: “Jace was seated at the grand piano, his slender hands moving rapidly over the keys. He was barefoot, dressed in jeans and a gray T-shirt, his tawny hair ruffled up around his head as if he’d just woken up.” Here is one of the very first tender moments we get of Jace in the book. He doesn’t realize Clary is watching him, thinking about when he carried her in his arms to safety.
This short scene is super cute, with Jace flirting with Clary. “Our own Sleeping Beauty. Who finally kissed you awake?” I believe this scene could be played out well and in its entirety on the big screen. We’ve been told Jamie plays Bach in the film, and my assumption is that it is for this scene. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the very musically inclined Jamie Campbell Bower showing off his skills!
Katie, Mundie Moms: I love the scene with Clary walking in on Jace playing the piano. I feel like it’s a moment where we get to see this softer, vulnerable side of him. He lets his guard down. He’s comfortable being himself for a moment. It’s not something I excepted him to be able do, but I felt we get a glimpse of the real Jace here. Not a snarky, angst ridden Jace. Given Jamie’s musical back ground I’m even more excited to see this scene. I believe Cassie or someone tied to the TMI movie’s filming mentioned Jamie playing Bach, or a classical piece for this scene. Honestly, I don’t care what he plays, because seeing Jamie play Jace and the piano all at the same time is going to be outstanding. I think this is going to one of those scenes that will impact movie goers in some way.
Natalie, TMI Examiner: I really hope this scene remains in the theatrical adaptation of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.’ I believe that it a great moment for developing Jace’s character. It successfully shows the softer and more artistic side of Jace. I also believe that this would be a great performance opportunity for Jamie Campbell Bower. He is a musician so this is an area where he can really put himself into the role.
Tita, TMI News en Español: When Clary wakes up at the Institute’s infirmary, and finds herself in a new and unknown place, once Izzy tells her where she is and leaves her alone, Clary goes around the place until something stops her. Music played by a piano. Who is playing that piano? Clary finds out that Jace is the one playing it. Are we going to watch this scene in the movie? All indications are that yes. Bach Concerto – Goldberg Variation is the song that Jamie Campbell Bower himself learned to play in order to do it in the movie. Isn’t it amazing? But as we know, a movie it’s not done until it’s almost in the cinema, so, just cross our fingers and hope that this part is going to make it to the big screen.
What are your thoughts? Are you hoping this scene makes it into the movie? And just how excited are you about seeing Jamie playing the piano? Join in on the discussion!
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