You may be able to construct a reason from the synopsis of the film at http://www.turnerlearning.com/tcmbytheb ... ff_fs.html
The book takes its title from Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard -
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Best wishes from Henry