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    The "Amadeus" thread inspired me to do this, especially since no topic has been posted about it yet. I think it was a great film, very sad a lot of the times. Anyone else enjoy this movie?
    "When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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    I enjoy it a great deal. I have no trouble accepting it as a work of historical fiction (emphasis on "fiction."). Gary Oldman becomes Beethoven for me more so than any other actor I have seen. I love the parts where he is trying to explain music to Schindler and it cuts to scenes of the carriage with the broken axel. "This is the sound of his agitation."

    Scholars have now pretty much settled on who inspired the Immortal Beloved letter, but I think I'd prefer it remained a mystery.

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    My favourite film

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    I turned off this movie just after I saw Beethoven's mistress. Such a double bagger.

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    Aramis, would you kindly elaborate on THAT?! :-) I am not sure if I understand you correctly...

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    I mean that actress starring as a Beethoven's mistress was damn ugly and I couldn't stand it; for me, she ruined the whole movie.

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    Allllrighty then. Moving along . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    I mean that actress starring as a Beethoven's mistress was damn ugly and I couldn't stand it; for me, she ruined the whole movie.
    Watch 'Copying Beethoven' with Ed Harris playing Beethoven and Diane Kruger and the apprentice does not get more beautiful than this...

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    i liked some of the movie.

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    I enjoyed this quite a bit. I would probably prefer Copying Beethoven, but Gary Oldman absolutely owns in this film. One thing I don't understand is: why they never show the humorous side of Beethoven.

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    The trailer is godawful... and maybe it put me off a little bit, but I would still very much like to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Seraglio View Post
    The trailer is godawful... and maybe it put me off a little bit, but I would still very much like to see it.
    Every movie I have ever loved, had a horrible trailer. Nowadays, movies that have wonderful trailers usually end up being terrible.

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    Despite the poetic licence I found this movie illuminating and poignant; I can get quite emotional when I experience Immortal Beloved.

    Eroica, The Day That Changed Music Forever is another hot favourite so it seems, from what other posters say; I can look forward to a great in the trilogy: Copying Beethoven. It's nearly Christmas! A few hints might bring results.

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    Thumbs up beyond legendary :)

    the best film that i ever watched, i even made this as a topic on my research papers project.

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