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Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)
"Prova d'orchestra" (original title)

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An orchestra assmbles for a rehearsal in an ancient chapel under the inquisive eyes of a TV documentary crew, but an uprising breaks out.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balduin Baas ...
Conductor
Clara Colosimo ...
Harp player
Elizabeth Labi ...
Piano player
Ronaldo Bonacchi ...
Bassoon player
Ferdinando Villella ...
Cello player
Franco Iavarone ...
Bass tuba player (as Giovanni Javarone)
David Maunsell ...
First violin
Francesco Aluigi ...
Second violin
Andy Miller ...
Oboe player
Sibyl Mostert ...
Flute player
Franco Mazzieri ...
Trumpet player
Daniele Pagani ...
Trombone player
Luigi Uzzo ...
Violin player
Cesare Martignon ...
Clarinet player
Umberto Zuanelli ...
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In a Medieval Roman chapel, now an oratorio, an elderly factotum sets up for rehearsal. The musicians arrive, joking and teasing. A union shop steward explains that a TV crew is there, talking to them is optional, and there will be no extra compensation. Musicians talk about their instruments. The German conductor arrives and puts them through their paces. He yells, he insults. The shop steward calls a 20 minute break. The conductor retreats to his dressing room and talks about how the world of music has changed, moving away from respect for the conductor. He returns to the rehearsal to find the orchestra in full revolt. What can bring them back to the music? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Decline of the West in C# Major

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When they are interviewing the first violinists, you can see that the harpist in the background is not playing but you can hear harp music playing. See more »

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Very interesting Fellini, but for me not one of his best
20 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do say this as a great admirer of Fellini's films in general. Prova D'Orchestra perhaps could have had more time to breathe for the audience, sometimes we do get the sense that we are told so much that by the next bit of information we are still trying to take in the previous. The conductor did have potential to be insightful and interesting, in most documentaries on orchestras or a certain composition or composer the conductor usually is that, but I personally did find him underdeveloped. However there are some undeniably great things about Prova D'Orchestra. It looks gorgeous, filled with shots that are distinctively Fellini(see the long-takes) and lovely scenery. Fellini's direction is as ever great, his style is definitely all over the film and it's quite nostalgic and diligent. The orchestra members' interviews are much more interesting than those of the conductor's, they do have much to say, you can tell they love it and there are bits of humour as well. I didn't quite get that sense with the conductor's monologue in the dressing room really. The basic story is not exactly new, with the whole idea of rebelling against someone, but much is done with it to make it fresh and accessible also to mainly those who take an interest in orchestral music. Which brings me to the music. The best asset of the movie for me. Maybe I'm biased as music has always held a big place in my heart and I will be doing it professionally after my degree, and I have always since The Godfather loved Nino Rota's compositions. Not only is the music beautiful but there are also some subtle humorous injections, which I found pleasing. So all in all, a very interesting Fellini film, but not one of my absolute favourites of his. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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