The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Synopsis The film opens up in the early morning. A man is cycling by as a paper boy is driving around delivering newspapers. Steve Lopez is cycling around town and goes in the opposite direction of a bunch of cyclists.
In an effort to help the prodigy, some concerned individuals sent instruments to Lopez on behalf of Ayers.
Lopez presented them to the musician, but then arranged for them to be kept at the Lamp Community, a downtown charitable facility for the mentally-ill homeless, to be used by Ayers on-site whenever he desired.
Ayers, however, was mistrustful of the medical establishment, and of people in general. With deep-seated paranoia, he was unreceptive to the idea of any intervention that would compromise his freedom and relegate him to self-imposed confinement, even temporarily, in what he saw as claustrophobic rooms with four walls.
Lopez was dogged in his attempts to "rescue" Ayers from the streets and enable him to lead a more "productive" life.
Lopez became increasingly frustrated at the inconsistent results of his attempts to "save" his new friend and, in a very realistic examination of the situation, questioned his own motivations. In looking back after two "exhausting and fulfilling" years with his recalcitrant friend, Lopez had learned to accept Ayers as he was, an intensely spiritual man with amazing courage and an uncanny ability to find happiness and purpose in the power of art.
In the final analysis, Lopez says: Steve Lopez did not intend to write a book about Nathaniel Ayers when he first began recounting his story for a newspaper column.The Soloist is a British-American drama film directed by Joe Wright, and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.
It is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless.
steve lopez was working in the los angeles times building, while one day on his way to work, he listens to someone who was playing the violin.
steve thought he played very well so he wanted to meet him, so he did. the man was named nathaniel, and he was a talented musician who had passion for music. Graham puts his hand on Nathaniel to bring him back to reality, but Nathaniel freaks out and the movie flashes between Nathaniel swinging a chair at Graham and the younger Nathaniel swinging the tray at his sister before he runs out the building.
Best part of story, including ending: It's a terrific story, and Downey Jr. is the ultimate leading man to play a jaded journalist, but Foxx's performance feels affected and throws off the film on the whole. The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music was published in , and, during the following year, was made into a feature-length movie starring Jamie Foxx.
The Soloist captivates with its musical heart. But The Soloist has much more on its plate: mental illness, homelessness, and journalistic struggles are some of its many features. The diversity of these elements is The Soloist’s greatest strength and greatest weakness.
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