A leaked scene from the new film “Tár” went viral on social media Thursday, largely as a result of the inherently anti-woke scripting from Todd Field.
The scene shows leading lady Cate Blanchett’s character sitting at a piano with a young musician, seemingly in front of a class of students, as he completely misses whatever point she is trying to make about the power of music (or so one can assume without the full context of the storyline).
“Nowadays, white, male, cis composers, just not my thing,” the young student says to her of Bach, one of the greatest and most famed composers of all time.
From the new film Tár. Props to Todd Field for writing this little monologue. pic.twitter.com/LMIEn8ZQKQ
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) November 17, 2022
“Don’t be so eager to be offended,” Blanchett’s character says back — not in a cruel or aggressive way, but seemingly as a way of pushing the young student to expand his mindset to accommodate Bach. “The narcissism of small differences leads to the most boring conformity.”
As the scene goes on, the script calls out the hypocrisy and history of music as it relates to the modern woke cultural movement. “If Bach’s talent can be reduced to his gender, birth country, religion, sexuality and so on, then so can yours,” Blanchett continues.
She tells the student when he goes out into the world as a guest composer, the people he conducts will be provided rating sheets. These sheets, one can assume, would be used to determine whether or not to bring him back to compose again in the future, likely having a significant impact on his career.
“What kind of criteria would you hope that they would use to do this?” Blanchett asks, poignantly.
At the end of the clip, the student’s response to Blanchett’s monologue is to call her a “f*cking bitch” and walk out of the class. (RELATED: Country Music’s Biggest Star Has A New Favorite Singer To Keep An Eye On)
Blanchett’s character appears completely unfazed by her student’s tantrum, and carries on calling him out for his closed-mindedness as he exits.
It’s really rather powerful to behold, and almost makes you wish all teachers had the ability to help shape minds away from the indoctrination that has led to the alienation of “others” in today’s western world, instead of being the cradle of its cultivation.