Sunday, December 12, 2010

What to give Jupiter

"Give the most beautiful music on earth to Jupiter, the master of the universe"... injunction from the film "The King Dances"  ("Le roi danse") (2000) directed by Gérard Corbiau, a film whose cast includes Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral and Tchéky Karyo.

The subject of the film is the relationship between Louis XIV, the king of France and the composer Jean Baptiste Lully.

I've stumbled upon some scenes from the movie on youtube and I thought its images and music are simply breathtaking.

Here is why:

...and another incarnation of Jupiter in this video-poem by Diana Syder, included after reading Conrad's comment, whom I would like to thank for its discovery.


Conrad DiDiodato said...


here's a more mundane version of Jupiter, "master of the universe" (as retold in this 'moving poem')

Irina said...

Thank you Conrad...
I loved the poem & so I went back and edited the post to include it.


It must be rather nice to be a major planet...:o)...poems and music in tow....

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