[f_minor] GG and film a late encore

Brett Allen-Bayes brettab at ihug.com.au
Wed Sep 29 19:02:31 EDT 2010

Whilst Gould's Bach was not used in the film Silence of the Lambs, it was
used (I recall) in the sequel, Hannibal - the aria da capo from the



From: f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org [mailto:f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org]
On Behalf Of pzumst
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:21 PM
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: Re: [f_minor] GG and film a late encore


I seem to remember that the BBC has a deal with the british equivalent of
the RIAA that allows them to use as much music as they want in their shows.


From: maryellen <mailto:maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com>  jensen 

Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:30 AM

To: f_minor at glenngould.org 

Subject: [f_minor] GG and film a late encore


Thanks to Pat who put me straight on who played the Goldberg snippet in the
film Silence of The Lambs. It has been a long time since I saw it (on tv)
and I really should have verified the 'official soundtrack' before writing
anything at all about it. If memory serves, the 'Goldberg' portion of the
soundtrack was quite brief: the non-rhotic cannibal was being held in a
barred enclosure inside some sort of large portion of a state courthouse and
he was having dinner. Have I got it right?

As to the question of how much it costs to employ GG's original music as
opposed to Jerry Zimmerman:
tell me then how does the BBC get a discount? I am talking about the BBC
series "Sensitive Skin" Season 2 starring Joanna Lumley which has featured
plenty of Gould's recordings, have a look for yourself:

Episodes 1 and 6 Gould's Bach Concerto in D Minor and Episode 2 from the
English Suites:


How many thousands of pounds were paid in Sony royalties? Somebody please
give me a rough estimate because none of this makes any sense to me. 

Why is it that Absolutely Fabulous, The Office and now Sensitive Skin have
to be 'translated'' into remakes for American audiences? When I was a young
girl in America I watched The Avengers and Journey To The Unknown just as
handily as any Canadian kid. I say Canadian because of North America, those
brilliant divertissements came fron the UK and we all seemed to 'get it'
without any remakes. I am of course completely underplaying the fact that we
'got' exotic, it wasn't 'us' and we still got it. So sheesh, why must it all
be translated into "American" now for American audiences? It is all devo
now. Devolution. 

 I have never digested the James Dean/Marlon Brando comparisons put forth by
Bazzana and Page which have now become the NY Times LA Times Chicago
Whatever Seattle Whatsover buzzphrase for Glenn Gould. Do you really think
so? The James Dean of Bach? The Marlon Brando of Mozart? Codswallop. Here's
another left handed lanky performer not mentioned by Bazzana and Page:


Mary Jensen



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