• Brideshead Revisited

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    From the opening fantasy–impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66, you’re instantly transported back to the melancholic grandeur of Brideshead. The three–piece suits, Fair-Isle sweaters and forbidden love all return in Terry Davies’ performance of Adrian Johnston’s original score. It’s simply beautiful. The signature theme strings its entrancing composition throughout the score’s entirety, presenting the musical landscape to Brideshead Revisited as a brilliantly cohesive experience.

    Oct 27, 2009 | Permalink (3) Total Comments

    Jay M left a comment on 11/9/2009 at 12:30 PM:

    I like the message of this story and it’s plotline.  I remember reading about how Catholics in England at one time basically had no rights… makes you wonder how England could have a Catholic nobility, there is also some great social commentary:

    Take this line with regard to the Marchioness brothers dying in World War I. The Marchioness: “These men must die to make a world for Hooper (Hooper is a poor character in the novel); they were the aborigines, vermin by right of law (Working class is the polite parlance for today’s politically correct day and age), to be shot off at leisure so that things might be safe for the traveling salesman.” So we have men of noble blood dying, making way for the “Traveling salesman” Today we call this traveling salesman by many names, and he contributes to lowest common denominator egalitarianism: We call him Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil, McDonald’s, in many way’s the bourgeois have already dethroned the Aristocracy, Voltaire would be proud. 

    I personally prefer free-market capitalism over artificially created man made divisions like the “Royalty”, “Nobility” and “Commoners” anyway.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/31/2009 at 5:53 PM:

    Joe—I’m glad you enjoyed the film. Like yourself, I thought the photography was very enjoyable. I hope you enjoyed the soundtrack just as much.

    Joe left a comment on 10/31/2009 at 5:50 PM:

    I recently enjoyed watching this (streaming online at Netflix). It’s a beautifully filmed movie.