Opera is an inherently theatrical medium that does not lend itself readily to the realism of film treatment. The shining exception is Puccini's Tosca, an action-packed melodrama that unfolds in three taut and gripping acts like the meatiest of Hollywood films noir. And unlike most operas, these three acts are set in three very specific Roman locales. Thus this 1976 film takes place in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle (Act 1), the Palazzo Farnese (Act 2), and the Castel Sant'Angelo (Act 3).
- Stars:Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Giancarlo Luccardi, Alfredo Mariotti, Mario Ferrara, Bruno Grella, Domenico Medici, Plácido Domingo Jr., Salvatore Billa,
- Country:Italy, West Germany
- Director:Gianfranco De Bosio,
- Writer:Giuseppe Giacosa (libretto), Luigi Illica (libretto), Victorien Sardou (play)
Opera is an inherently theatrical medium that does not lend itself readily to the realism of film treatment. The shining exception is Puccini's Tosca, an action-packed melodrama that unfolds in three taut and gripping acts like the meatiest of Hollywood films noir. And unlike most operas, these three acts are set in three very specific Roman locales. Thus this 1976 film takes place in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle (Act 1), the Palazzo Farnese (Act 2), and the Castel Sant'Angelo (Act 3). . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Tosca torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: Holocaust films are never dated for there are always new stories or angles. Anthropoid is an intriguing yet saddening assassination story.
(mx) wrote: lov kinda is a drug once u got soem u dont wnt to giv it up
(es) wrote: I missed the old days comedy. Nowadays everybody wants to be funny.
(mx) wrote: Not a great movie by any stretch, but I love the special effects by Screaming Mad George.
(us) wrote: I groaned as soon as I saw the rap number, and it all went downhill from there. I didn't laugh at a single "joke". I don't get at all why people think this movie is funny. It's garbage. Every "joke" is painfully obvious, as though a laugh track should have been written into them all. One of the least entertaining comedies that I was forced to turn off because of how much it sucked.
(ca) wrote: Beautifully incohesive coming-of-age film, set in a small French town, that builds its very own world and populates it with characters from different walks of life and their fascinating interactions. Given that growing up is in and of itself its own narrative, the story has a direction from the get-go, and within its timeframe - the last weeks of the school year leading up to the kids' first co-ed summer camp - Truffaut seems to just let the camera run, encompassing the entire experience of growing up in this town in a series of scenes filled with excellent child acting. The title is perfect, in a way, as many of the children are somewhat of an afterthought, seemingly unimportant in their insignificant lives, kind of like the small coins that accumulate in your pocket over time. But as the saying goes, it all spends the same, and what's more, individually, each of these coins moves from unconsidered to precious by film's end.The downside of the growing-up narrative, I suppose, is that it doesn't really end: you grow up, which closes this window, but this kind of story can be somewhat anti-climactic, and can leave the storyteller searching for a way out that's not intrusive or cliche). Truffaut gives in a little by choosing a speech from a caring teacher, but cheap exit or not, it's well-written and well-delivered and stops short of plainly laying out the filmmaker's point. Together, these pennies saved are truly pennies earned, and you will be much richer for the whole of this experience than the sum of the film's parts might suggest. A delightful little film from a masterful director - and, interestingly, as I recently read in an interview with Wes Anderson, a big inspiration for Moonrise Kingdom. Definitely a good time to dust it off again.
(ru) wrote: A fairly entertaining Bollywood melodrama, with some decent songs and a compelling (though quite predictable) romantic plot. Nice cinematography. The main problem is that most of the principal characters are exagerrated to some degree. This is most painfully felt in "Annie" (no doubt a nod to Annette Funicello) who is obnoxiously bubbly and ditzy. But even she settles into a more well-rounded character by the end. The film is rather long, it seems like an 85-minute film stretched out to 140.
(gb) wrote: Has its moments, but too shallow on the whole.
(ag) wrote: great halloween fodder for kids. fantastic animation.
(de) wrote: I'm on the fence with this one. First off, the ensemble cast in this is great. They all work well together and are funny. My problem is that this starts off as a really funny satire, but as it goes on, it just becomes a movie about faith and challenging fundamentalism. Also, it kind of just...ends. You know prom night is going to be the big climactic scene, and it gets there and a whole bunch of stuff happens and then the movie is over. It was just wasn't a satisfying ending. One more thing. I'm sorry. She must have been carrying Jesus or something because there is absolutely no way that she could have hid a baby bump for nine whole months, no matter how baggy the clothes are. Once she got to 7-9 months, her stomach was still tiny, like how it would look at like 5-6, so all that was just really unrealistic to me. So, while this does have its funny moments thanks to its cast, it was just meh for me.