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Counterpoint (1968)

| Drama, War | 7 June 1968 (UK)
Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.

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Lionel Evans
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Gen. Schiller
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Victor Rice
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Lt. Long
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Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.

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For every move...A COUNTER MOVE! For every attack...A COUNTER-ATTACK! See more »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Charlton Heston spent up to 5 hours a day at rehearsals conducting Beethoven's Fifth..In his diaries, he describes it as better than parting the Red Sea . See more »


Soundtracks

Swan Lake: Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Lawrence Foster
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good flick
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Counterpoint remains one of my favorite movies mainly because of the interesting interplay between Schell's and Heston's characters. It is good movie making to set up a psychological tug-of-war with life at stake. Schell does an excellent job portraying a conflicted authoritarian who has stumbled upon a small bit of beauty in the midst of chaos. Schell exudes his character's charm and ultimate control over the situation when he comments on the orchestra's performance list - "Something Wagnerian perhaps..." I always have the feeling watching this movie that it would translate very well to the stage. Your eye is never distracted by other things. The premise, though a bit unrealistic, is still compelling enough to make the movie a good watch.


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