"Oh Harold, everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves.
Don't let the world judge you too much" -Maude
Originally released in 1971, Harold and Maude is one of those movies that I say, "You haven't lived until you've watched..." The premise of the movie is that there is a young man named Harold who is frustrated with life. He's obsessed with his own death, staging various suicides and accidents, he drives a hearse and attends funerals. It's at a funeral that he meets 79 year old, eccentric Maude. Maude opens his eyes to the world, sharing her love for singing, music, nature and seeing individuality amongst crowds of sameness. I want to be Maude when I'm in my 70's! Cat Stevens performs most of the soundtrack-it is fabulous! I don't think you can buy the soundtrack on its own (if you find it-you are one lucky duck!). But a lot of the songs are on his album Footsteps in the Dark. My favourites are 'If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out' and 'Don't Be Shy.' I really want to learn these on the uke.
So, my song to you is that if you haven't seen it-keep your eye out because it's coming out in dvd version in a few months!