Harold in Italy as a precursor to Film Noir

idée fixe
French cantus firmus

Harold is simple, unchanging, an innocent

am I the subject am I the observer

He witnesses a procession of Pilgrims
He witnesses a lover’s Serenade
He witnesses an Orgy of the Brigands
(nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

I am the subject I am the observer

As if that’s not proof enough, here’s videographic evidence

© 2016 Peter J. Evans, theorist