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.