"Oh, don't worry, he's absolutely harmless. All you have to do is sing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." -- Superintendent, 'Help!'

Film Another article from The Guardian's special classical music edition. Joe Queenan offers up a guide to the movie cliches:

"Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach: From the moment this lugubrious music is first heard in Ingmar Bergman's Sarabande, you know that death, disappointment, despair and disaster are right around the corner. Death, disappointment, despair and disaster are always right around the corner in Ingmar Bergman films, but in this final work he's not even making an effort to sugarcoat the misery that lies ahead. Used in many other films, Bach's cello suites are the very last word in menopausal grief."

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