The Red Violin (1998) -
with Ms. Greta Scacchi Directed by Monsieur Francois Girard
Latin quote: Dedecus ille domus sciet ultimus
"He, whose house has been dishonoured will be the
last to know"
The Red Violin is a brilliant offering of
Quebec Director Monsieur Francois Girard starring the loveliest Ms. Greta
The analogy he offers us, if you are in fact an astute reader of his message is
that of a Violin as compared to the most beautiful of women (Greta Scacchi in
this case - you will remember her from her finest days of her career in her
performance in "White Mischief", simply the best role ever performed
by a British actress in full form and beauty!) in this regard:
What is the driving force behind the need to acquire and appreciate that which
is beautiful, and just how do we go about exercising the right, such as it is,
one person relative to another.
What makes for the most competent human beings (as
appreciators of what are the natural of gods beautiful creations on earth), in this respect? Who
is it that best does justice to the need to deserve and care for such objects of
our desire and how do we all differ in this respect as a result of our teachings
and our own place in the world in respect of availability to us of beauty in
abundance where it is so.
The view that such questions are mainly what the movie is about, suggests a very different read than you will get from most people, However I offer myself as a
professional movie reviewer who has in fact attained honours at University for essay
writings in such matters as require a philosophical perspective which goes beyond
a superficial gleaning of the plot of the movie as it were, or even simply putting up a video stating
its length in minutes and nothing else to convince us that it is a movie we
should offer to all and support with scarce resources in seeding and what you.
To recap, we have to ask: is a beautiful violin equally appreciable by all people equally? How about a
beautiful woman? Is there a difference that makes for stark comparisons in a way
as to offer edification and insight. A formula for improvement, perhaps? That is
the ultimate message of this movie and for which reason I think it should gain
the widest possible audience now.
Greta is not her very finest self in this movie as she hasn't has many
opportunities to perform since "White Mischief". that said, if you do
see "White mischief" I think you will agree that in that movie she has
made herself an immortal figure that will live in our memories forever as that
of having appreciated what is the most beautiful actress that can come to be in
such natural beauty adorned with British charm in the manner of her great
articulation prowess in such measure as to be an example to all indeed! Greta
has never been equaled since or ever for that matter on the movie
Michael Rizzo Chessman