Juan Orol, was born in Galicia, Spain at the end of the XIX Century. As a child, his mother sent him away to Cuba, looking for a relative he never found. He grew up wildly and encroached in... See full summary »
Sebastian del Amo
Juan Manuel Bernal,
Juan Carlos Bonet
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A small boy abandoned in the jungle and raised by a benevolent group of apes slowly begins to realize that he isn't quite like the rest of his primate family in this touching meditation on the bond shared between man and beast.
I missed this when it was originally on television, but bought the VHS tape later. I just played it again for the first time in about two years, and enjoyed it every bit as much anew. Even if a person were not particularly a fan of the tenor voice, or of the major symphony orchestra with a great conductor and superb chorus - he/she could still not fail to enjoy this presentation.
Zubin Mehta is arguably the greatest conductor of our time (only a couple of others would be on the list from which to choose), and the three tenors - Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti - are among the greatest ever.
Along with the classical, operatic presentations, Domingo's unrivaled singing of "Granada" is a show-stopper. There are popular presentations as well, and in one medley, their deliveries of "My Way" and "Singin' in the Rain," are worth the price of the tape alone. Added, is the recognition of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, seated with their wives in the front row. This concert was about four years before Sinatra passed away, and he looked great, hale and hearty. However, Gene Kelly, obviously weakened from his stroke, in what was surely his last public appearance, died after further stroke complications just a year-and-a-half following.
It was nostalgic and sad at the same time, seeing these two icons enjoying perhaps the most famous numbers in their respective careers, which literally contained hundreds between them. Very sad to see Gene Kelly in his weakened condition, while remembering this athletic, vigorous performer's great body of work.
The setting of this performance - Dodger Stadium on a gorgeous evening
and the glimpses of entertainment and political celebrities in
attendance, add a measure of further enjoyment.
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