[f_minor] Requiem expert needed (non-GG related)

Robert Merkin bobmerk at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 25 12:32:28 EDT 2010

Jörgen, do you live on Niue? How's the weather? Good restaurants? Do you have to wear clothes?

THANKS for identifying the closing music in "Runaway Train"!

"Runaway Train" begs the refined cineaste to scoff and dismiss it -- a stiff penalty for judging a book by its cover.

At the Cannes Film Festival, Akira Kurosawa showed Jon Voight a screenplay for which he'd been unable to secure production financing. The horrified Voight bought it, translated it to an American wilderness setting, and starred in it, with Eric Roberts and Rebecca De Mornay. Voight and Roberts were nominated for Oscars; De Mornay's performance matches theirs, she ain't just along for the ride; and as the villain, John P. Ryan is a standout in the great Hollywood tradition of "The Man You Love to Hate" (the slogan pioneered in the Silent era by the monocled, sneering cad Erich von Stroheim).

More than this I ain't saying. Microwave some popcorn and watch it. It's difficult and unpleasant -- it sure isn't the Feel-Good Hit of the Season -- but there's startling dialogue the equal of Shakespeare, and the thrills and terror (amidst spectacular winter wilderness) never let up. If you thought you'd seen The Kurosawa Collection, but you haven't seen RT, you've missed a masterpiece.

Hut 19, Moorea

(And I SURE HOPE this modest-sized image won't be rejected.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jörgen Lundmark" <jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu>
To: "Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould." <f_minor at glenngould.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Requiem expert needed (non-GG related)


This Vivaldi Gloria RV589 movement was used  at the end of "Runaway Train",

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