The magic fire rising from the valley throws a glow over the landscape. Suddenly she sees a stranger leap through the flames. It is Siegfried, but through the Tarnhelmet the motive of which, followed by the Gunther Motive dominates the first part of the scene he has assumed the guise of the Gibichung. She is powerless against the intruder. Before Siegfried follows her he draws his sword Nothung Needful and exclaims: Now, Nothung, witness thou, that chaste my wooing is; To keep my faith with my brother, separate me from his bride.
The thuds of the typical Nibelung rhythm resound, and lead to the last crashing chord of this eventful act. Act II. The curtain rises upon the exterior of the hall of the Gibichungs. To the right is the open entrance to the hall, to the left the bank of the Rhine, from which rises a rocky ascent toward the background.
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It is night. Hagen, spear in hand and shield at side, leans in sleep against a pillar of the hall. Through the weird moonlight Alberich appears. He urges Hagen to murder Siegfried and to seize the ring from his finger. A charming orchestral interlude depicts the break of day. All night Hagen has watched by the bank of the river for the return of the men from the quest.
Gutrune has joined them.
Siegfried leads her into the hall. The Motive of Siegfried the Hero, the Sword Motive, and the Chords of the Hagen Motive emphasize with a tumultuous crash the dramatic significance of the situation. This is the Motive of Vengeance :. Then, observing that she sways and is about to fall, he supports her with his arm. In the flash of its precious metal she sees the whole significance of the wretched situation in which she finds herself, and discovers the intrigue, the trick, of which she has been the victim.
She knows nothing, however, of the treachery Hagen is plotting, or of the love-potion that has aroused in Siegfried an uncontrollable passion to possess Gutrune, has caused him to forget her, and led him to win her to Gunther. Or, if it is not the ring" -- again she addresses Gunther -- "where is the one you tore from my hand? For this man who would wed your sister, and as part of the price bring me to you as bride, was wedded to me! How eloquent the music of these exciting scenes! It is Hagen who offers his weapon for the oath. I bless your point that it may blight him.
For broken are all his oaths, and perjured now he proves himself. Has the race of the Gibichungs fallen so low in prowess? Betrayed, and yet myself betrayed," wails Gunther.
But Hagen is prepared with a plan that will free Gunther and himself of all accusation. As Siegfried boldly rushes ahead we will fell him from the rear, and give out that he was killed by a wild boar. He has violated his oath; he shall die! Hagen alone remains behind, and with a look of grim triumph watches them as they disappear within. And so, although the valley of the Rhine reechoes with glad sounds, it is the Murder Motive that brings the act to a close. Act III. How picturesque the mise-en-scene of this act -- a clearing in the forest primeval near a spot where the bank of the Rhine slopes toward the river.
On the shore, above the stream, stands Siegfried. Baffled in the pursuit of game, he is looking for Gunther, Hagen, and his other comrades of the hunt, in order to join them. One of the loveliest scenes of the trilogy now ensues. The Rhinedaughters swim up to the bank and, circling gracefully in the current of the river, endeavour to coax from him the ring of Rhinegold. It is an episode full of whimsical badinage and, if anything, more charming even than the opening of "Rhinegold. The Rhinedaughters swim off leaving him to his fate.
Here is the principal theme of their song in this scene:. Distant hunting-horns are heard. The film opened to worldwide acclaim. Among the international cast, Helmut Berger was singled out for his performance as Martin, a vicious sexual deviant who uses his amoral appetites to his own twisted ends. The film was the tenth most popular movie at the French box office in The film's entry in the Lexikon des Internationalen Films praises it for its presentation of the connection of "moral decadence, sexual neurosis, aetheticist death wish, narcisist self-centeredness and political opportunism," also saying that the effect is partially weakened by the film's "decorative circuitousness and artificial stylisation.
The film's rating was changed from an "X" to an "R. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Damned Theatrical release poster. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 3 June A History of Italian Cinema. Box Office Story. Nichols, A. Scott February Your email. Friend's name. Friend's email.
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