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Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto Story (2005)

Video  -  Documentary | Music  -  6 September 2005 (USA)
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How bad editing can kill a great work
12 August 2008 | by (Vancouver BC) – See all my reviews

There is one name that stands out in this hideous production of a great opera. That name is Gianfranco Fozzi, director and editor.

Gianfranco Fozzi. A warning label.

Fozzi cannot restrain himself from proclaiming "Hey, I just graduated from film school. Look at how clever I am." And like most children wishing to exhibit cleverness, Fozzi comes across as a fool. And destroys the opera.

The problem? Editing. Fozzi cannot let a scene dwell upon your eye for more than two seconds without cutting to a new angle. As a result, viewer is jerked from view point to view point as though shaken on a spring in the auditorium. Let's look at Rigoletto in a head-and-shoulders shot. No, done with that. Cut to Gilda in a three-quarters shot from below. Now let's get her from the top. Two seconds later, a big setting shot of the Duke's play room.

Musical director Keri-Lynn Wilson does a great job leading a competent cast. But all their efforts come to naught under the lunatic scissors of Gianfranco Fozzi. I guess if you turn off the video and just listen, you will enjoy it. But I stopped watching half way through Act Two.

I checked out Fozzi on the IMDb and thankfully he has been silent since 2005. The film world may have been saved.


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