He tried to change, tried to resist the usual pattern. He managed to show some restraint. But she, she died in childbirth. [...] And after that he didn't care about anything. It was back to basics.
Describing the Count. Back to basics could have been read by British audiences as a reference to that policy of the Conservative Party the previous year, and a derogatory reference given the context. But this could have been accidental, given the film was an American production.)