Ah... Richard Wagner, Hitler's favourite composer too!
"Wagner is that enigmatic blend of good and evil, great and cruel that sporadically appears in Germany, the country of Kant and Himmler, of Bach and Walter Ulbricht, of Goethe and Goebbels. Wagner's conceit was almost pathological. He read everything aloud to his relatives and friends. He didn't expect criticism, only applause."
It is said he plays this with his encounter with Wayland and in the end on the Covenant's speakers while everyone sleeps.
AaronStar In case you are wondering, IRaptus is not pointing at you. The spammer and comment is gone now.
David and Weyland have a really interesting discussion about the play this song is from, in the beginning of the novel.
It turns out, the Gods are doomed even as the enter Valhalla, because it winds up getting destroyed in a fire or something...
Anyhow, it struck me as foreshadowing of David's eventual fate. ...Ridley Scott does seem pretty fond of death by incineration scenes. We'll find out in the next movie I guess!
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