As we know, Peckova is able by means of darker registers to attain in Mahler's music the feeling of being persistently and exaltedly
pulled into the piece's atmosphere, the feeling of cogency and exaltation.
In this way, whether dealing with the spiritually debased or the exaltedly
sanctified, Emin's work constitutes a demand that she be entitled her most intimate feelings--and we, by extension, ours.
Like Wilfred Owen in "The Parable of the Old Man and the Young," where despite the angelic injunction Abraham "slew his son, / And half the seed of Europe, one by one," Graham here deflates a story of divine intervention in human violence, reducing both the transcendent ("god") and the exaltedly
real ("justice") to a "red eye" of blood.
And I will not speak so exaltedly
that I should faint through fear; but will touch on her gentle state lightly in respect of her, amorous dames and damsels, with you, for it is not a thing to speak of with others.
Even if it does follow some tried-and-true plot arcs, ``Satin Rouge'' is one of those rare films that has a unique view of the world and how one woman should make her way through it - with a grace that seems as supernatural as it is exaltedly