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The Soldier's Tale (1984)

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A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

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Dusan Makavejev ...
Ilya Grigorivich Vertov, The Soldier (voice)
Mike Mearian ...
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Galina Panova ...
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Brother Theodore ...
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A soldier, returning home from war, chances upon a stranger who offers to buy his violin, the stranger is none other than the devil.

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Use of the following artwork is gratefully acknowledged: Jean Cocteau, Stravinsky Playing the Rite of Spring Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Stravinsky Fernand Leger, The Mechanic Francis Pacabia, The Cacodylatic Eye © S.P.A.D.E.M., Paris/V.A.G.A., New York 1984. Piet Mondrian, Composition #2 © Beeldrecht, Amsterdam/V.A.G.A., New York 1984. George Grosz, Remember Uncle August the Unhappy Inventor © Estate of George Grosz/V.A.G.A., New York 1984. Raoul Hartmann, Dada Cino Wassily Kandinsky, Orange See more »

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L'Histoire du Soldat
Written by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Gerard Schwarz, conductor)
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A brilliantly animated take on Stravinsky's ballet.
17 August 2000 | by (ny) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliantly animated take on Stravinsky's ballet.

Tissa David's animation gives the show a solidity, character and a presence that takes it above others. Fred Burns' animation gives it a lyricism that can't be matched. And Fred Mogubgub's animation gives it an abstraction and a surrealism that takes it beyond the world of the imagination and gives it a life of its own. It's a beautiful film. Though a bit confusing in its storytelling it's thrilling to watch just for the graphics and the music. Deservedly won its EMMY Award in 1977. Kudos to R.O. Blechaman for initiating it and pulling it all together.


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