Re: Playing the Harp in Movies

Kathleen Clark on #111160

One of my favorite “harp” movies is “Valmont.” Henry Thomas plays
Fairuza Balk’s harp teacher and they pass love notes back and forth
hidden in their harps. Poor Fairuza has to sing and play the harp at a
gathering in front of her intended aged betrothal (Jeffery Jones) and
the conniving Annette Benning gets involved with Fairuza and Henry so
there is harp huffing when Henry gets fired and has to pack up his harp
and get out of Dodge. Annette sets up a tryst for them, but they are so
young they don’t know what to do, so they act like the kids they are
and end up harping around. So the harp is a supporting character and I
always get a kick out of watching that film. I haven’t even mentioned
Colin Firth who plays Valmont. I’m too busy watching all the harp
antics. Poor Henry wandering the streets with harp in hand. Too bad no
one told Henry and Fairuza “thumbs up!” with all the dual harping going
on between them. Especially since he is a harp teacher.