making love with his ego

August 10, 2010


In 1960 Dirk Bogarde played the famed composer and pianist Franz Liszt in the sweeping biopic Song Without End. The film portrays Liszt as a 19th century rock star -- at one point a woman quickly snatches up his gloves from the stage in a move that reminds one of Frank Sinatra's bobby-soxers and the Rolling Stones' groupies. And nobody could have played this massive talent with the massive ego better than Dirk Bogarde. He brings an enormous confidence and a brilliant air of arrogance to the role that few other actors could have pulled off.

I know I'm a bit goofy, but I couldn't help but think of Ziggy Stardust while watching the film... so here is my little tribute to Dirk as Liszt as Ziggy...

4 comments:

Sarsaparilla said...

It's a quirky combination...but it works!

Raquelle said...

I'm really loving this Bogarde tribute! Thank goodness for Summer Under the Stars huh? It's introduced people to all sorts of great classic talent.

Pixie Drive-In said...

Oh, I want to see this!

Sarah said...

I want to see this now just after seeing the first picture...oh my.

Excellent video too!