Thursday, August 11, 2011

When Good Scenes Happen to So-So Films (1)

Immortal Beloved is not a great film (what do you expect from the director of Candyman?), but there is a great scene that is paired with the "Ode To Joy". I remember being blown away by this scene when I saw it in the cinema (though it would have been better without the constant cutting back to frail Beethoven. We get it! He's moved and ill.).

To me, it is a great illustration of both our insignificance (cosmically speaking) and how we can infuse our lives with meaning with beauty and by considering our place in the universe.

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