Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bathtub sofas or "Moon River"

I saw this posted on the inimitable Neatorama a few days ago. It's from a Canadian company called Flavour Design which specializes in unique furniture and accessories. It wasn't until I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's again (coincidentally enough, the day after I saw the Neatorama post) that I remembered seeing this before. Audrey Hepburn's character Holly Golightly had one of these in her apartment:

Here's a link if you want to watch the entire movie. A clip of one of the more memorable scenes, Holly sitting on her window ledge playing "Moon River."

The only two Oscars awarded for the movie were to Henry Mancini for the musical score and Mancini and Johnny Mercer for best song ("Moon River"). The song was written in one octave specifically for Hepburn who prepped with vocal and guitar lessons for the scene. Her piano fingers are put to good use as she actually plays the difficult chords used in the song.


Anonymous Steve said...

Uh, dude, those chords aren't difficult at all. Their majors and minors, that's it.


4/04/2007 11:53 PM  
Blogger Scot said...

The tonal composition of the chords isn't difficult, majors and minors are each only three notes, but you'll notice she's playing the chords in the barre rather than the open positions. For beginning guitarists, barre chords are extremely tricky. How easily she executes the positions and the switches suggests that she already knew a little guitar before joining the set.

4/05/2007 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Zabella Brown said...

Something must have been amazing about it seeing that it won such a nobel award. And, besides, Audrey didn't even play the guitar-- never had in her life. Lay off.

11/01/2009 3:20 PM  

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