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The Resource Callas forever, directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; written by Martin Sherman and Franco Zeffirelli

Callas forever, directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; written by Martin Sherman and Franco Zeffirelli

Label
Callas forever
Title
Callas forever
Statement of responsibility
directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; written by Martin Sherman and Franco Zeffirelli
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The partially fictionalized film is set in 1977, the year in which Callas died, and centers on the making of a movie of Georges Bizet's Carmen. The diva, whose now-ragged voice is well past its prime, is persuaded to star in it by longtime friend and former manager Larry Kelly, who abandoned classical music to become a rock impresario. He insists by lip-synching to her old recording she will recapture her lost youth and leave behind a priceless legacy for her admirers, and his theory is supported by Callas confidante and journalist Sarah Keller. Other characters include Michael, a handsome young painter of limited talent and [an] ardent Callas fan with whom Larry is infatuated; Marco, the tenor who plays Don José in Carmen and flirts with his aging co-star, who responds to his advances; and Bruna, the housekeeper in Callas' Paris apartment. Callas' passion for music and faith in herself are restored by the finished film. She refuses to lip-synch more filmed operas but agrees to star in a screen adaptation of Tosca if it is filmed live, using her own voice. When the financial backers walk out and the contract is canceled, she demands that Larry destroy Carmen, arguing its release would be contrary to her legacy of honest performances, even those she delivered on really awful nights when her fans wanted to close their ears and hide their eyes with embarrassment and disappointment"--Wikipedia, as viewed on July 24, 2008
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
motion picture
Credits note
Original music by Alessio Vlad; directorof photography, Ennio Guarnieri; film editing by Sean Barton; production design by Bruno Cesari; art direction by Luigi Quinteli; costume design by Anna Anni, Alessandro Lai, Alberto Spiazzi
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PerformerNote
Fanny Ardant (Maria Callas); Jeremy Irons (Larry Kelly); Joan Plowright (Sarah Keller); Jay Rodan (Michael); Gabriel Garko (Marco / Don José); Manuel de Blas (Esteban Gomez); Justino Díaz (Scarpia); Jean Dalric (Gerard); Stephen Billington (Brendan); Anna Lelio (Bruna); Alessandro Bertolucci (Marcello); Olivier Galfione (Thierry); Roberto Sanchez (Escamillo); Achille Brugnini (Ferruccio); Eugene Kohn (Eugene)
Runtime
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Technique
live action
Label
Callas forever, directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; written by Martin Sherman and Franco Zeffirelli
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Feature
  • Credits supplied from: Internet movie database, as viewed on July 24, 2008, al
  • Originally distributed in the U.S. by Regent Releasing in 2004
  • Playing time on release was 111 min., according to: Internet movie database, as viewed on July 24, 2008
  • Originally released with Dolby sound
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
In English, French, and Italian, with English subtitles.
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0274407
  • (OCoLC)ocn423678989
  • (OCoLC)ocn608020760
Label
Callas forever, directed by Franco Zeffirelli ; written by Martin Sherman and Franco Zeffirelli
Publication
Note
  • Feature
  • Credits supplied from: Internet movie database, as viewed on July 24, 2008, al
  • Originally distributed in the U.S. by Regent Releasing in 2004
  • Playing time on release was 111 min., according to: Internet movie database, as viewed on July 24, 2008
  • Originally released with Dolby sound
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
In English, French, and Italian, with English subtitles.
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0274407
  • (OCoLC)ocn423678989
  • (OCoLC)ocn608020760

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