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Toscanini in His Own Words (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography  -  2 March 2009 (France)
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This film is a docufiction on the great Toscanini directed by well-known filmmaker Larry Weinstein; who pushes the boundaries of conventional documentary storytelling by borrowing tools ... See full summary »

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Iris Cantelli ...
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Valentina Chico ...
Iris Cantelli
Anita Colombo ...
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Carolina Giammetta ...
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Jennie Goossens ...
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Barry Jackson ...
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Wilfrid Pelletier ...
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This film is a docufiction on the great Toscanini directed by well-known filmmaker Larry Weinstein; who pushes the boundaries of conventional documentary storytelling by borrowing tools from fiction films; including dramatic reconstructions and historical cinematic stylings. Written by Anonymous

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The film gives the impression that Toscanini did not give interviews. Toscanini was never interviewed on radio or television, but author and critic B.H. Haggin, who became a personal friend, was the only critic allowed access to the conductor and visited him often, resulting in a book entitled "Conversations with Toscanini", published after the conductor's death. And NBC Symphony Orchestra member Samuel Antek, who wrote a book entitled "This Was Toscanini", visited him at his home in Riverdale; Antek included this experience in his book. See more »

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1955 not 1957.
6 November 2009 | by (East Sussex~United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Can I just point out that if you listen at the end of the documentary,they are wishing each other happy 1955! I think you may be getting confused with Toscanini's stroke which happened three years later in 1957. I agree that this film may not give us much more biographical detail than some books already do,but I think there is a directness,given that it was based on Walter's (illicit) tapings. I wonder what the Maestro would have thought if had known that so many of his words were being recorded? It still managed to teach me many things I never knew about Toscanini,and for that I am grateful. It's a shame there aren't more films like this on the dumbed down (UK) TV system.


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