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MARIA: CHAMPAGNE, COGNAC, COCA-COLA... PURE DIVANESS!
Once in the height of the press media exploiting the supposedly rivalry between singers, Callas and Renata Tebadli, Callas was quoted (on comparing herself to the other singer) that it was like "comparing champagne to cognac". Tom Volf's debut documentary follows Callas's professional/personal life through its ups and downs by wonderfully, spooling in between her most famous "arias" performances.
It focuses on using archived TV interviews and scenes of "paparazzi" swarms but keeps a sharp focus on her early 50's career accomplishments until her untimely death in the mid 70s. Her early NYC childhood story and late adulthood Parisian isolation were only shown thru her interviews and the usage of a off-screen narrator reading Callas's letters and memoirs.
It also displayed her "Tigress" temperament towards the harsh reality of the Opera world as a booming recording industry and its societal environments. Volf's documentary subtlety unveils her own decadence of solitude dealing with a vocal declination and an endless love for Aristotle Socrates Onassis. A must-see for Opera lovers, truly amazing!
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