BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies: 4. A Charm

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano Graham Johnson, piano 2007 BBC Proms, First Night (July 16, 2007) *** TEXT: Thomas Randolph (1605-1635) *** Quiet! Sleep! or I will make Erinnys whip thee with a snake, And cruel Rhadamanthus take Thy body to the boiling lake, Where fire and brimstones never slake; Thy heart shall burn, thy head shall ache, And ev’ry joint about thee quake; And therefor dare not yet to wake! Quiet, sleep! Quiet, sleep! Quiet! Quiet! Sleep! or thou shalt see The horrid hags of Tartary, Whose tresses ugly serpants be, And Cerberus shall bark at thee, And all the Furies that are three The worst is called Tisiphone, Shall lash thee to eternity; And therefor sleep thou peacefully Quiet, sleep! Quiet, sleep! Quiet! – Making of the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Plot Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. Director: David Fincher. Writers: Eric Roth. With: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond, Faune A. Chambers, Elias Koteas, Donna DuPlantier, Jacob Tolano, Earl Maddox, Ed Metzger, Jason Flemyng.

27 Responses to “BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies: 4. A Charm”

  1. beteltree says:

    @geoffwieting LOL. Alice Coote has quite a gift for portraying lunacy

  2. geoffwieting says:

    Oooh, the demented nurse–scary! Does this song make anyone think of Kathy Bates in “Misery”?

  3. sunj5976 says:

    @MOONST0MP making brad look young was just lighting, filters, and computer to remove skin wrinkles etc

  4. SalilSundresh says:

    You could use an efficient compression such as H.264, tiny files even in HD. Thanks for the upload though, whatever’s possible on your end..

  5. SalilSundresh says:

    @filmanchor You could use an efficient compression such as H.264, tiny files even in HD.

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  7. utubeftwbaby says:

    It takes a lot of people to make a movie

  8. MOONST0MP says:

    When I watched this film I didnt realise the old woman in the bed was Cate. Ive just watched this Making of the film to find out how they made Brad Pitt look so young towards the end of the film but it says nothin about that. When he returns in the film and his young daughter breifly meets him he looks about 20 years old and the film was made in 2008, only three years ago. HOW DID THEY DO THAT AND WHY DOESNT IT EXPLAIN IT HERE?? It only explains how they made him look old!

  9. CuandoCaigaLaN0che says:

    My favorite movie! Thanks for this upload!  Believe it or not, I loved the movie so much I didn’t want to “spoil it” by seeing how all the effects were done, because I did wonder how a lot of things were done… I didn’t want to take away the “dream” effect it had on me since I first saw it… and then I realized it was time to know, that I wasn’t growing younger, LOL 🙂

  10. MrFAtBuu says:

    wow the sculptures appear realistic

  11. MrFAtBuu says:

    wow the sculptures are realistic

  12. turgore says:

    @johanna601 so he didn’t see Jersey Shore ? So lucky.

  13. FienStudios says:

    I wonder if this is what Brad Pitt will look like when he gets older

  14. giardia2 says:

    @madara222 agree

  15. marcusduck says:

    @Winduct Yeah.

  16. Winduct says:

    @marcusduck Is this how they are going to do it?

  17. marcusduck says:

    Thanks to this, the Harry Potter’s epilogue’s gonna be amazing..

  18. Mslector says:

    This was a wonderful movie 🙂 brad Pitt is a amazing actor…not to mention very easy on the eyes as well , lol 🙂 And Kate was indeed lovely in this as well 🙂 an unforgettable movie 😉

  19. greatworld1979 says:

    Brad is hot…

  20. madara222 says:

    this definitely should have won the best picture oscar instead of slum dog millionaire

  21. Yobidefy says:

    i just loved this movie! damn

  22. paranoidpfanclub says:

    I wondered how they made Brads head fit on the old body so well
    my Curiosity is know quenched!

  23. anticliche321 says:

    Cate Blanchett is lovely

  24. Fragile0Still says:

    Well … Fincher brought the classic Hollywood story to the modern digital age and the film was beautiful … now I just want him to do a war story or something and we are set. Would also love to see him do “Rendezvous with Rama”

  25. runescapehacker4556 says:

    “some, sit by a river. Some, get struck by lightin. Some, know Shakespeare. Some, are mothers. Some, know buttons. And some people… Dance….”

  26. MizKourtneyL says:

    I cried when I saw this movie…it’s so sad 🙁 but brad pitt is delicious 🙂

  27. raenBow27 says:

    That must have been really cool for them to see what they’d look like later on… and creepy too.
    🙂 Absolutely brilliant movie.
    Thanks for uploading!

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