Too Much Shouting, Too Little Music
Talk about an overblown character and story! Man, if someone would ONLY
write a literate, PG-rated script about the life of one of the most
amazing composers of all time.....I'd love to see it.
Instead, the film world has to give us a profane, screaming, constantly
ranting and raving character (the title one, played by wild man Gary
Oldman). Plus, they have to add in some nude women and sex scenes. With
the latter, children can't see and learn about the amazing Beethoven.
(Since the '80s, most kids still think Beethoven is a big dog.)
I was hoping for a lot better than was delivered in here. Who would
watch this abrasively- loud and obnoxious character more than once,
anyway? Less shouting and more of the great music would have been
fierce43 watch Because I Said So movie
old but amazing.
ldebruin watch Urban Cowboy movie
Not my type of movie but will have it's captive audience..
Doitchieko watch The Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove movie
This is a great movie for music lovers.
germany90 watch One Hell Of A Christmas movie
I love music of Beethoven so much.
rllinasr watch Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers movie
Good Thanks. Is a great movie and a great web thos.
dobar je ovo film Nije mi jasno sta treba da pisem, ali dobro.
gary oldman is the best actor in the field, and this movie is as great as the actor itself!.
gledal sem ga pred leti in mi je bil vÅ¡eÄ.
Gary Oldman at his finest. He was just like what you would imagine Beethoven to be like. Also the music is increadible even if you aren't into classical music. A good story to follow with a twist in the end..
Some minor flaws do not mar this extraordinary film
It is ironic how critics of this film point out most usually two facts:
first that the depiction of Beethoven in Immortal Beloved is not entirely
historically accurate; and second that it similar to Amadeus in many
aspects, yet, none of them make the slightest effort to point out that
Amadeus itself was far more distanced from the facts of reality. Immortal
Beloved would without a doubt have pleased Beethoven historians more had
been more true to history - but would it have increased their appreciation
of this great musician at all? Probably not. Would such a historically
accurate depiction catch the interest of people who are not Beethoven fans
already? The answer is again: probably not. Some people forget that this
is a film, and hence an art in itself. The point is not to depict reality
as it is exactly or historically, but to incite a reaction in the viewer.
This film in particular excels in creating a character of incredible
intrigue out of Beethoven. It presents us with an unsolved mystery in the
man's life, and it offers an unlikely, yet still highly interesting theory
regarding its solution. In the end we are given a story that is both
entertaining and engaging, it makes the audience want to go out and pick
the soundtrack of the CD immediately after watching it. There is no movie
that has been made about this man that more perfectly represents the
behind his music. Gary Oldman was the most perfect casting choice to play
Ludwig; he is the only actor who could have pulled off the madness
juxtaposed with the passion of this composer. This is a wonderful film,
though as a musical piece its direction and editing is imperfect, and this
is the only flaw. There are too many cuts during performances, which
distract from what could plausibly have been wonderful visual statements
juxtaposed to the musical experience. Directors and editors of American
cinema need to learn that a shot can last for longer periods of time
losing the attention of the viewers. I also wish that I could have seen
hands of the musicians performing the instruments a little more, it is
disappointing to hear this astounding music and not be given a proper
glimpse at the virtuoso skill of the musicians who perform it. These
flaws do not distract from what is one of the finest period pieces ever