Monday, March 5, 2012

Beethoven Seizes House Organ!

One of the wackiest scenes in any major film about Beethoven (and we cover them all in our new book) transpires in Abel Gance's otherwise compelling bio pic.  The purely fictional scene has one of Ludwig's true loves about to march up the aisle in a cathedral but instead of hearing the wedding march she faces one of Beethoven's famous funeral marches.  It seems he has hijacked the organ and maybe the organist!  Gance, of course, was one of the great directors of the silent era, and his Napoleon is one of my all-time favorites.  Enjoy:

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