The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman don quixote who, aided by his squire sancho panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute dulcinea who is seen as a. Of the original broadway cast, only gino conforti, who. The screenplay is by dale wasserman and was produced and directed brilliantly. Check out our latest feature film indigo, filmed on location in new york. I think this is the way most people have experienced don quixote ive read some of the book, but despite the new translation i was using, the stilted nature of it still sometimes overpowered the comedy, which itself sometimes felt a little too much like mental illness is funny. Oddly enough this was filmed in italy and not spain. The viewer is confronted with men, women and children who follow their dreams and champion the cause of the poor while fighting the formidable giants of poverty. Ich bin wirklich kein musicalfan, aber dieser film hat was. So, in his defense, cervantes assumes the persona of don quixote and enlists the. The viewer is confronted with men, women and children who follow their dreams and champion the cause of the poor.
And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled now hurls down his. Everybody knows the impossible dream, that indomitable hymn to, well, quixotic questing, and it is indeed the best of the spanishinflected songs. Promoting independent cinema in texas, maryland, and new york. Advertisement with the great old hollywood musicals anything before, say, about 1955, you knew where you stood. Set in a prison, the storywithinastory of don quixotes musical misadventures rife with love. It tells the story of the mad knight don quixote as a play within a play, performed by cervantes and his fellow. With peter otoole, sophia loren, james coco, harry andrews. Staring peter oh tool, gino conforti, marne maitland and john castle. Theres a message there, but it isnt to dream the impossible. Set in a prison, the storywithinastory of don quixotes musical misadventures rife with love, chivalry, and of course, fourarmed giants unfurls into something more transcendent. At the end of the show, the governor says, i think don quixote is brother to don miguel, in other words, all that is brave and good about the. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the inquisition. Le film a t produit avec une excellente qualit graphique, meilleur oreille busting qualite sonore et le meilleur meilleurs acteurs. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies.
But the dynamic otoole is the glue that holds the whole film together, and it would be worth owning if only for his marvelous performance. Hear me now oh thou bleak and unbearable world thou art base and debauched as can be. The first was to make a film out of an essentially uninspired musical play. The film version closely adheres to the original tv production. Rykodisc rcd 10730 country united states format cd release date 1998 upn 014431073021. He starts telling the other inmates the story of an idealistic wouldbe knight who sets off to slay dragons and save. The 5th avenue theater updates the tale of don quixote and his creator for a new era. I saw the play in 1969, and heard the soundtrack for the movie and thought it was horrible peter otoole couldnt carry a note in a bucket. Staring peter oh tool, sophia loren, harry andrews and james coco. At least we got this far in preserving this great film for the ages. The second was not to believe that cervantes really meant it when he wrote don quixote.
Good men seem always to be crucified, crazy or shot. A wonderfully enjoyable film that transports you to another era. The film is a refreshing change of pace from the current age of. The acting is excellent as is the direction and writing. And back in the mid60s when the impossible dreamwas on the air, someone i knew said it was a bad song because it was hopeless the impossible dream. The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman don quixote who, aided by his squire sancho panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.408 612 275 363 1135 841 884 1027 1148 309 258 1145 750 868 35 1634 767 1308 1204 835 1359 545 793 352 994 354 354 341 752 3 912 1009 76 1001 1451 1347 559 1441 1017 550 753 760 49 75 94 596 852 1297 1257 1458 1161