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Copying Beethoven

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”You are God’s secretary!” exults Ludwig van Beethoven (Harris) to the female composer (Kruger) copying out the parts for the Ninth Symphony. Maybe God should have sent to the temp agency for somebody else: The actress who played Helen in Troy is woefully out of her league in Copying Beethoven as the great man’s (fictional) muse. Harris, sadly, isn’t much better. Good music, bad history, wretched dialogue — this is Classics Illustrated claptrap.
EXTRAS Deleted scenes that further reveal Kruger’s limitations (although her line ”To hell with the shrubbery!” is a keeper). C-