Peter Rice wrote:
Nick DID go to the cinema. I remember talking to him about Bo Widerberg's Elvira Madigan that was showing in Cambridge around the time. He was incensed that a movement from a Mozart piano concerto was so prominent as incidental music, when, in his opinion, the subject matter of the film had no connection with Mozart or pianos. Maybe he thought a soft guitar and breathy vocals would have been more appropriate.
DEAR PETER!! OMG!!!!! OK, I stand corrected of course, and thanks for that. Now, here is the six degrees of separation that links me to Nick forever-besides just that general feeling of being linked to him forever. He was talking about Mozart-Mozart was born on January 27. That is also MY birthday. And he very logically stated an opinion that I'm sure is 100% valid, and one with which Wolfie himself would have agreed.
But the NY Times review had high praise for everything about this movie and mentioned this for the music:
To be sure, it is an old-fashioned story, romantic and filled with sentiment of the sort that is aptly expressed in the eloquence of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, which is used as the major musical theme.
So, was Nick able to enjoy anything else about the flick, or was he so very focused on the music? But....don't you see the connection??? You spoke with him-and then you posted a message to me-admittedly a few years later. You've made my night.