Mar 31, 2008

From BYJ Classics / The Scenes "Mozart's Symphony No.41"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 “Jupiter” – 4. Molto allegro

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Although the “movie capital” of the world generally means Hollywood (of L.A. on the west coast of the U.S.), New York (on the east coast) is also a city which has brought forth many movies with distinctive qualities. Director Woody Allen is one of the leading creators of such films. He has created many great works with N.Y. as its backdrop including “Annie Hall”, and continues to do so even today. Although Allen is famous for being an Oscar regular (“Annie Hall” won the awards for "Best Director" and "Best Original Screenplay") he did not attend the Academy Awards Show with the exception of one night. The one time he did show up was at the ceremony held on the following year of the 911 terrorist attacks. Allen made a surprise appearance in a special tribute section, where he introduced a montage of movies filmed in N.Y. It was the most moving scene. I believe films have the role to heal sorrow. If there is even single person who would heal his soul through my works, nothing would please me more as an actor.

(music from "Annie Hall" 1977 / U.S.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another good piece.

Thank you for sharing.

Have a nice weekend!