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Highly Strung (2015)

"Highly Strung" A story of passion...of obsession...and possession A journey into a rarefied world of elusive tones evoked by horsehair on catgut, of investors lured to spend millions on ... See full summary »

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"Highly Strung" A story of passion...of obsession...and possession A journey into a rarefied world of elusive tones evoked by horsehair on catgut, of investors lured to spend millions on unique instruments. The deadly sins of lust, jealousy and greed jostle with the purity of philanthropy and sonic perfection. A duel of tension and harmony in a Quartet of youthful virtuosi expanding their skills on a clutch of rare Guadagninis. An exploration of the mystery and the lost, delicate art of constructing these robust masterpieces Exquisite imagery will illuminate a complex history of enduring instruments and their temporary custodians. And then there's the music! Written by Scott Hicks

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Interesting ingredients don't add up to a compelling stew
5 May 2017 | by kawy-81945See all my reviews

For me, this is a rather curiously stitched documentary.

Is it about the Australian String Quartet? The dysfunctional relationship between four musicians and their Board? Is it about one woman's obsession with assembling a quartet of Guadagninis rather than a quartet of musicians? Or is it about making instruments? This film is about ~all~ of these things and, as a consequence, stumbles off track.

The film left me wondering why lengthy stretches were there at all. Minus the diversions about a group of highly annoying Stradophiles in New York and a few other meaningless tangents, I suppose this could be a compelling tale.


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15 October 2015 (Australia) See more »

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AUD980,000 (estimated)
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