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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 ...
Herself (archive footage)
Valentina Chico ...
Iris Cantelli
Anita Colombo ...
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Carolina Giammetta ...
Wally Toscanini
Jennie Goossens ...
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Barry Jackson ...
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Walter Toscanini
Wilfrid Pelletier ...
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Wally Toscanini ...
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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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Martin Bookspan's voice is heard announcing one of the Toscanini telecasts, shown between 1948 and 1952. Bookspan's voice was not heard on the original telecasts; they were originally announced by Ben Grauer, but because of the bad audio quality, they were replaced on the VHS and DVD editions of the Toscanini telecasts by the voice of Martin Bookspan. These VHS and DVD editions were issued more than thirty years after Toscanini's death. 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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