A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the ... See full summary »
Franklin J. Schaffner
This summary contains the complete plot of the opera Rigoletto by Guiseppi Verdi. Rigoletto is a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. He has a hunch-back and he's rather unattractive,... See full summary »
Davidde, Andrea and Fra Angelo were determined to change things in Sicily and provide bread for the children, jobs for the people. Their methods were robbery and murder. Now Andrea's in prison, the only one of the three left alive.
Arias in the film included Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto" ["La donna e mobile']; Amilcare Ponchielli''s "La Gioconda" ["Cielo e mar"]; Gaetano Donizetti's "L'Elisir D'Amore" ["Una furtiva lagrima"] and both Giacomo Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" ["Donna non vidi mai"] and "Turandot" ["Nessun dorma" and "Excerpts from Turandot"]. See more »
Another singer makes a movie. Worth seeing one time.
I was fortunate enough to work as an extra in this movie. I was a doctor in the background in a hospital scene. The extras who worked with Pavoratti liked him. He was a pleasant, unassuming guy who spent a lot of time at the craft services table (snack table).
There was one scene in the movie that had one quote which made the movie worth seeing from my point of view. In a restaurant setting, Pavoratti's character takes his date into a fancy, expensive dining establishment. He has rented the entire restaurant and they are dining alone in a huge room with musicians playing for them alone.
The girl comments about how odd it is to be dining in such an enormous room without other diners present.
I won't spoil it for you by giving his quote that makes this scene so wonderful. He says something that is one of my all time favorite movie quotes.
He is a charming personality and I would have liked for him to make other film appearances. He could have been like a Burl Ives character who could have made movies that were not musicals as well as operatic films.
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