Neville

Completely original and should have won the Oscar.

I remember as a teenager being deeply moved by it when it first came out; now many years later it again struck me as fresh.

It wears its formality lightly: even though every word is sung, the dialogue is close to natural, if slower than normal. Deep, rich, saturated (Eastman)color complements the depth of emotion. In the background is grand opera: Bizet's Carmen's tragic Romeo-and-Juliet theme in counterpoint.

9 years ago

MMDan

I loved the colors and the singing dialogue.

6 years ago

ClassicLady

Strange at first but when thought of as the most ingenious opera made, it takes on a whole life of its own. The words are more meaningful, the actions more deliberate and the romance more touching. Fabulous!

7 years ago

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