What's your favorite all time scene from a movie? (A reader's question)
A kind visitor to one of my websites emailed me last night. She said she has read some of my posts here at Hubpages; and apparently the poor lady is under the misconception I know something about films, lol. Anyway, she asked me a question, "What is your all-time favorite scene from any movie?". Well, I hope I don't disappoint anyone -especially my inquirer- but it is a scene from a movie that I like very much, though I haven't written anything about it so far. But it is a lovely film, and somewhat sensual. Even if this movie doesn't rate high on many viewers favorite lists, there is one scene from this film that, for me, beats out all other movie scenes in the history of filmmaking.
The movie is Immortal Beloved (starring Gary Oldman), a film made about the life and romances of composer Ludwig Beethoven. Now while this movie centered mainly on the secret of Beethoven's one lasting true love, his childhood and deafness were also touched upon. In my favorite scene Beethoven (already deaf) is giving the first public performance of his Ninth Symphony. The part of the symphony involved here is the climatic "Ode to Joy" part; and at this moment the viewer gets a very powerful insight at the childhood inspiration for this astonishing and unforgettable masterpiece. Unlike the questionable romance aspects of the film, this part of the story was true. Sadly true in fact, but it demonstrates, in part, the hardship and injustice that the talented composer overcame with sheer determination born of necessity.
Thank you to "Meadow" J.S. Baker who was sweet enough to ask. And since you read my Hubs, Meadow, I'm posting that scene for you here. Hope you like it :)