Monday, May 28, 2012

Coffee and Cigarettes

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)


“Are you all right, Taylor?

“Uh. Not really.”

“What’s up?”

“I dunno. I feel so divorced from the world. I’ve lost touch with the world. Do you know that song by Mahler? “I’ve Lost Track of the World?”


“It’s one of the most beautiful, saddest songs ever written.”

“I can almost hear it now.”

“Can you hear it?”

“I think so.”

This last scene of “Coffee and Cigarettes” with Bill Rice and Taylor Mead by Jeim Jamusch. A haunting scene centered around an ethereal piece of Mahler drifting thru the air.

The Mahler piece extended here is “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” by Magdalena Kozená with orchestra directed by Claudio Abbado.

A related rendition with the lyrics from the song-poem by Friedrich Ruckert sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) is here:

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