Zaza chose Prokofiev’s 1936 children’s classic to accompany the debut scene with Scut Farkus, the neighborhood bully.Also, there's a good chunk of Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet.
“We had to make this yellow-eyed, freckly-faced ugly little kid really mean,” said Zaza. “I didn’t want to start using horror music techniques because we don’t want to scare people. It’s supposed to depict a very mean, bad-spirited person who wants to hurt people. I just loved the Peter and the Wolf thing because it’s got some nastiness in it – but it’s still playful."
Sunday, June 01, 2014
My excellent ear
I was listening to Prokofiev tonight - because I'm a sophisticated guy - and I heard what I was certainly the Scut Farkus theme song from "A Christmas Story." And I was right: