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The Bolero/In Search of Cezanne

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A powerful metaphor about art and work July 28 2008
By Gustavo Javier Aquino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The film begin with the backstage of a concert and you can see that people necessary but invisible. Later come the stars, the players and the director. All of them are workers, all of them are making art. Here you realize that when Whistler said ART HAPPENS, it's only part of the tuth, art is work, it doesn't just happen.
It's not a bonus track, finally you can enjoy a magnificent Mehta's version of the Ravel's classic.
From time to time is hard to agree with the Academy, but in this case, when Bolero won the Oscar, there's no reason to disagree.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Bolero, In Search of Cezanne April 24 2009
By Mae Simon - Published on Amazon.com
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The Bolero is a moving, motivational documentary of Ravel's Bolero with Zupin Mehta, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It begins with the placing of chairs for the orchestra and interviews with the musicians as they tune their instruments, continues with rehearsals and concludes with a stellar performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. Breathtaking. Every school band and orchestra should own a copy of this demonstration of teamwork by observing a world-renowned conducter with a world-class orchestra.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Bolero Nov. 5 2007
By C. E. Kilpeck Fortune - Published on Amazon.com
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I wondered if my memory of this film would proved disappointing after so many years. I first saw this in a Motion Picture as Art class and was so excited to see it finally on DVD. It is amazing and exciting. My heart still pounds watching Zubin Mehta conduct! He is breathtaking! This is a gem in the film world. It is so much more than a documentary of an orchestra. This is a work of art on film
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Iconic Feb. 3 2010
By Gary Gechlik - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This film is totally over the top. First off, it has been greatly imitated. Second, Zubin expresses his deep "passion" for the music, while the members of the orchestra play it dead pan. There is one great scene where a young violinist nearly rolls his eyes. The haircuts and clothes are absolutely terrific. What is great, is some of the players really try to play up their excitement, and the other members of the orchestra play it as it is.

The ending is really iconic. Zubin is practically dancing to the music near the end, and for the very end, he spins around, and the music stops, the picture goes black! This is the orchestral style you wanted to see when you were ten. Especially the cut scenes between Zubin, the drum, the tuba, and the light behind him.
An old movie of Zubin Mehta directing Bolero March 31 2013
By Dan Reilly - Published on Amazon.com
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This video contains two movies by the same director. I only bought it for the performance of Bolero and have not yet watched the part about Cezanne. The Bolero portion is disappointing. It's a mini-documentary, and includes interviews with some of the orchestra members and footage of their rehersal. It ends with a full-length performance of Bolero, but it is a studio recording, i.e., not a live performance. The camera moves among the orchestra, singling out individual musicians to observe them for a few seconds each. It also focuses on Mehta himself quite a bit, to catch his movments. There is no shot of the full orchestra playing together. It leaves one with the impression that these individual shots might have been filmed on different days, or throughout a whole day of filiming, with the final product being a cut-and-paste version with a recording of Bolero being played over it. If you want a good video with an orchestra performing live with both close-ups of musicians and the whole orchestra, there's a better one available on Youtube.


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