Wednesday, February 6, 2008

From Soylent Green Going Home

From Soylent Green (1973), directed by Richard Fleischer ... the last scene in which legendary actor Edward G. Robinson performed. He died nine days after the shooting of the film was completed; terminal cancer claimed his life. Of all the cast members, only Heston knew that Robinson was dying, and so his tears in this scene are real. The music is by Tchaikovsky (Symphony Nr. 6: Pathétique), Beethoven (Symphony Nr. 6: Pastoral), and Grieg (Morning Mood and Åse's Death from the Peer Gynt Suite).

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