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A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow ... See full summary »

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Princess Carolyn
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Rick Wakeman ...
Thor
John Justin ...
Count d'Agoult
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A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé. Written by Jonathan Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

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The erotic, exotic electrifying rock fantasy... It out-Tommy's TOMMY.


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29 January 1976 (Netherlands)  »

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Fed musik og sex på drengen  »

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When Liszt (Roger Daltrey) changes into a dress at Carolyne's command, he changes behind a screen with a painting of royalty. The man in the painting is Pete Townshend, from the rock band The Who, of which Daltrey is the lead singer. See more »

Quotes

Liszt: Piss off, Brahms!
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Music by Rick Wakeman Assisted by Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner See more »

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References Mahler (1974) See more »

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Peace at last
Composed by Franz Liszt
Lyrics by Jonathan Benson and Roger Daltrey
Performed by Roger Daltrey
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Lisztomania
29 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pure escapism! This film is fantastic. It contains farce, humour, nudity and crudity along with lots of laughs and many cringes. It's ludicrous, hilarious and colourful with great music and costumes. I like the music and also the paradox of some of the scenes. My daughter and I love it, and happy to watch it time and time again, but everyone we've loaned the video to can't get past the first 20 minutes, and think we are weird, so maybe we are off-the-wall like the film. I haven't seen the film Tommy and would like to do so now I've seen this. Don't watch Lisztomania if you are easily offended. Sit back, relax, take it all with a pinch of salt and you'll be grinning all night.


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