Immortal Beloved (1994)
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This biography of Ludwig von Beethoven (played here by Gary Oldman) builds its narrative around an actual letter found after his death, addressed only to the composer's "immortal beloved." The responsibility of discovering this mysterious person's identity falls to Beethoven's friend and secretary (Jeroen Krabbé), who sets out on an investigation that soon becomes an exploration of the composer's life. Through recollections and scattered hints, we receive glimpses of Beethoven's relationships
Dec 16, 1994 Wide
Aug 28, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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I doubet whether Rose's speculative and overwroght chronicle of Beethoven will rekindle interest in the composer's life and work in the same way that Amadeus did for Mozart.
A little slow, but overall a good film.
Imitation Ken Russell biopic lacking in power and a feel for the music.
As writer and director, Bernard Rose must take full responsibility for the fictions masquerading as fact in his treatment of Beethoven's life and loves.
real coup is the perfect casting of consummate chameleon actor Gary Oldman as Beethoven.
Haunting use of Beethoven's music.
Strains to evoke tortured artist agony, but instead just strains.
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- Ludwig van Beethoven: [startled to discover he has been tricked into playing piano for people observing him behind the wall] It is terrible, terrible for you to rob me in this way of my most treasured feelings!
- Ludwig van Beethoven: [completely deaf, he is watching musicians perform his 'Kreutzer' violin sonata] I can't hear them, but I know that they are making a hash of it.
- Ludwig van Beethoven: [Miss Guiccardi's first piano lesson. She is playing, poorly, a little minuet. She errs, and begins pounding on the keyboard, perhaps to gets some kind of reaction from Beethoven. He says nothing until he realizes she has stopped. He gives his critique] You think that because I do not stop you, that I am not listening. [She sighs in agreeance] The manner in which you thump out the notes without the slightest thought as to their meaning is unforgivable. And your lack of passion is unforgivable. I shall have to beat you. [she offers her hand for punishment, rolling her eyes. He gives her a hard, painful slap]
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