Letter: Choice delivery

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The Independent Online
IN AN otherwise excellent article about 'My Funny Valentine' (Review, 20 June) Giles Smith states that Michelle Pfeiffer's delivery of the song in The Fabulous Baker Boys 'is respectable and no more . . . The song is a smart choice to cap a film about settling for second best.' No.

Ms Pfeiffer's delivery is one of the most skilful, emotionally charged ever: subtle, sultry, soulful. Furthermore, it capped a film that was a moving and memorable hymn to the survival of the human spirit in a voracious city.

Repent, Mr Smith.

Brendan Kelly

Renmore, Galway