Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ed Harris: From Ludwig to John McCain

All of those trailers for the upcoming Game Change movie on HBO--with Ed Harris as John McCain--only remind me that Ed, of course, also starred in Copying Beethoven.   In our new book, I describe Ed's Ludwig as basically "John Glenn in a fright wig."   But no matter.  The movie is only so-so but the scene depicting the premiere of the Ninth Symphony has been widely-hailed, although historically inaccurate (Beethoven did not conduct and there was no lovely young woman in the pit directing his moves).  Anyway, here's that scene in all its glory:

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