I watched Up last night, and was struck once again by the brilliance of a movie scene paired with classical music. So I dug it up, and was delighted to discover at the top of the video’s comments the following message:
(WDanai) Great filmmaking to seamlessly incorporate such a phenomenal piece of music. With Habanera’s motif starting in a minor key (after the sadness of Ellie’s passing) and progressing into a major optimistic tone, I think that shows the strength of Carl to carry on, stubbornly. This transition is so important for the film.
My work here is done, and I hardly even had to do any work.