I agree wholeheartedly with regard to the juxtaposition of Victoria Winters and Nights In White Satin. It was magical. In my review of the film I wrote a paragraph or so on that particular moment of the film:
"The opening of the film (after the introduction of Barnabas, which lasts until about 8-10 minutes into the film), has 'Victoria Winters' (i.e., Maggie Evans) arriving in Collinwood on a train. This is just how it occurred in the original series, except of course it really was Victoria Winters. The music (Nights In White Satin) accompanying her train ride in as she figures out in her mind how she is going to introduce herself to the Collins family when she arrives at The Great House was quite a tear-jerker for me. Here you have my favorite television series of all-time, and this song (which concludes one of my favorite albums of all-time), accompanying Victoria as she arrives. For me, it was a staggering juxtaposition, and one which I am very thankful for having experienced. The power with which this particular scene hit me was not unlike that which I experienced the first time I heard the Dies Irae on brass during the opening of The Shining (1980)."
Full review here (post #30):
What a great review--I'm glad I wasn't the only person who was affected by that scene! The whole first 10 min with Barnabas was great, and then the credits started to roll..,and that train...and that song....magical!
By the way, the entire movie's soundtrack is great...a slice of early 1970s pop culture. I mean, when you have the Moody Blues, alongside Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Donovan, T. Rex, The Carpenters and Barry White, you've got a great mix!