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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    I think my favorite part is the 9th symphony, where he recalls his boyhood, fleeing from an abusive father and ending up floating in a lake surrounded by what the 9th calls the starry heavens and a loving father.
    That was my favorite part too. For me, I got the feeling of what it may have been like at the premier. It was worth seeing the movie just for that and I thought Oldman was a terrific Beethoven in personality... It has to do something profound to your mind to be a deaf musician, as of course Beethoven was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    As a sidebar, what does anyone think of the BBC film Eroica (2003), featuring Ian Hart as Ludo?
    I thought it was kind of corny, but mostly enjoyable. Seemingly more accurate historically speaking than Immortal Beloved, for sure, but still I wonder.

    Excellent playing from John Eliot Gardiner and his band.

    I really think Beethoven deserves a well made, historically realistic (if not 100% accurate), high costume-and-set budget, biopic. Not only is he one of the greats in music, but he had a life that was genuinely interesting and would actually serve as an entertaining plot to a film, even if he hadn't been actually all that great of a composer. We can't say that about many others. Certainly not Haydn, to reference a recent thread questioning why no Haydn biopic has ever hit the silver screen.
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