Monday, December 17, 2012

Never fall in love with a musician...

A favourite line from Humoresque: "A French philosopher once listed 300 different ways to commit suicide. He left one out: " 'Fall in love with an artist.' "

Another fantastic moment is the scene in which Joan Crawford's divorce has come through and she rushes to her beloved's rehearsal to tell him at once. He's busy on stage. She sends the usher to him with a note. He reads it, then puts it in his pocket and says to the conductor "Can we go from Letter K?"

In the scene above, Joan Crawford is about to end up at the bottom of the ocean.

The violinist on the soundtrack is Isaac Stern and the music is Franz Waxman's Tristan Fantasy, written specially for this score.