Helena Bonham Carter in “A Room with a View” (1985)
Wolf Suschitzky, East End, London, 1934
"What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart?
It’s too heavy. It will always show.”
Jacques felt himself growing gloomy again. He was well aware that to live on earth a man must follow its fashions, and hearts were no longer worn.
Red, The Strut
We want … to plunge into the depths of the abyss, Hell or Heaven, what does it matter? into the depths of the Unknown to find something new!Charles Baudelaire, Flowers of Evil, “The Voyage” (1859)
Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.14, “Moonlight Sonata” - a testament.
(Painting by Hermann Junker of Ludwig van Beethoven composing at a piano)
"We all fell victims of the clever marketing ploy by Beethoven’s publisher, didn’t we?
Ever since this Sonata was published with this title, we keep imagining something very romantic: a moonlit landscape, perhaps a lake with gentle waves reflecting the moon, a boat , lovers… If we stop and think for a moment - where is the melody here and what is it? The answer is simple enough. It is a funeral march; don’t let those lulling triplets dissuade you. It is a funeral march. Just a short time before Beethoven wrote a letter addressed to his brothers, friends. In that letter he admitted that he had lost his hearing and the prognosis was dismal. He called the letter a “testament”, it can also be called a suicide note. He never sent out the letter but he poured his feeling out in his music.”
- Valentina Lisitsa
Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt promoting “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles” (1994)