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Thread #20451 Message #2995908
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
29-Sep-10 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Re the sequence & context of the film: The most chilling moment for me is just afterwards, as the two male characters are leaving the beer garden and getting into the car, and the German turns to Michael York and says - quietly - "Still think they're harmless?"
The other thing that has always struck me about this scene is how clearly it portrays the contagious nature of emotion (and how frighteningly powerful & persuasive a good song can be), and how rational thought can get so completely bypassed by it.
Fran - I think you must be thinking of Edelweiss, with its "bless my homeland forever" line. Interesting juxtaposition, though -