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. . . The Saddest Music in the World

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The Saddest Music in the World: Two Possibilities

  1. Combining the raw intensity of Vincent Price and the aristocratic flair of Rowan Atkinson, Ross McMillan provides the truest embodiment of an Edgar Allen Poe hero ever captured on film.

    Oh, the other stars "play it straight," but for them it remains play. Such distance is far from fatal to Guy Maddin's films, any more than it is to the work of John Waters or Jean-Luc Godard, or the non-series diversions of Eric Rohmer. But only with McMillan does acting become this film's life; only there do we see cinematography document the mechanics of the soul. The sincerity of his melancholy seems bottomless completely depthless, in fact, yet as inarguable as the black matte circle a Warner Brothers character slaps onto a mountainside.

    Oscars™ all round! All round Ross McMillan, that is, closing in while he shrinks, shuddering, transfixed in anticipation of their chill, hairless, gentle but unyielding press against his fleshy calf!

  2. One of the creators of Lady Port-Huntly has been acquainted with the creator of Lady Port-Huntlady.

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The Saddest Music in the World: Follow-Up Speculation

One title is The Saddest Music and the other is Tristana was it Poe who wrote that amputation of a famous model's gams is unquestionably the most melancholy topic in the world?

Ah, that leg, that leg

 

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