Thursday, April 12, 2007
One day I'll fly away
While still thinking of 'La Dame aux Camelias' I set out yesterday to go and watch 'Moulin Rouge' for the first time. I've read it's partly inspired by the book. Or if you ask me a great deal. I was very delighted to discover that Satine (Nicole Kidman) sings 'One day I'll fly away'. This song (which is in fact one of my all-time favourites) makes for me the movie especially valuable. Here's a memorysketch I just made of Satine and some musical scribbles of the song. Somehow for me it was extremely difficult to figure out which exact chords to use. The melody is somewhat melancholy and eery at the same time. It allowed me to put in many dissonants, and I always like that.