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Rigoletto (1993)

Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a ... See full summary »

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Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. Written by Joe McCauley <mccauley_je@lfs.loral.com>

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Many of the Paur family is in this movie. Joseph Paur is Ribaldi/Rigoletto, his son Mason is Nicky, his daughter Stephaine is Elaina, and Leo Paur is the writer and director. See more »

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When Papanikolas is hurrying towards the store, he shoves a woman out of the way, and we hear her say "Hey! Pardon me," but her lips don't move. See more »

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Bonnie Nelson: [upon entering the auditorium] Wow! It's like a church.
Hans: In many ways it is a church. So at least it will not frighten you, but inspire you.
Bonnie Nelson: Thanks.
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References Frankenstein (1910) See more »

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THE MELODY WITHIN
Lyrics by Michael McLean
Music by Kurt Bestor & Sam Cardon
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Rigoletto
13 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've found a movie that finally caught my attention, making a good influence, and inspiring me. In a good way. I never thought a movie such as Rigoletto could catch my heart. The way Rigoletto is displayed makes the meaning of the film 10 times more exciting and meaningful. I can watch it over and over, still wanting it to end differently. Every time I think about it, I get teary-eyed. Every time I watch it, I cry. I've probably watched it 50 times, still I unconsciously put myself in Bonnie's place and feel what she would feel if it were in real life. It can really happen. That makes it even more.. (what's the word?).. incredible and .. catchy? There is no word to describe how heart stopping the movie is. I live in a world where there should be more beautiful people such as Ribaldi, and I believe that I have the same personality and heart as Ribaldi. It's my dream to meet Joseph Paur, who plays the character of Ribaldi, he's amazing. And to my surprise, the movie isn't as old as I thought it was. Only 12 years old, so Joseph Paur and Ivey Lloyd must still be living, and I will do what I can to meet them. But that's enough, I could talk about the grace of this movie all day. If you haven't seen it, watch it. You'll fall in love with it. I have everyone that I can watch it that I know right now. My sisters and cousins loved it, and anybody else I know that has seen it. If they pay attention to the meaning of it, yeah. I'll stop here. Thank you.


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