Aria

Overview

An international collection of well-known directors contributed to this compilation film, each fashioning a short film inspired by an aria from a famous opera. The approaches vary broadly, from the playful abstraction of Jean-Luc Godard's segment, which illustrates "Armide" with exercising body-builders, to the more literal approach of Franc Roddam, who transports "Tristan und Isolde"'s story to modern-day Las Vegas. A particular stand-out is Julian Temple's take on "Rigoletto," which recasts Verdi as the ...
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Overview

An international collection of well-known directors contributed to this compilation film, each fashioning a short film inspired by an aria from a famous opera. The approaches vary broadly, from the playful abstraction of Jean-Luc Godard's segment, which illustrates "Armide" with exercising body-builders, to the more literal approach of Franc Roddam, who transports "Tristan und Isolde"'s story to modern-day Las Vegas. A particular stand-out is Julian Temple's take on "Rigoletto," which recasts Verdi as the accompaniment to a contemporary Southern California sex farce.
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Special Features

Extensive photo gallery; Featuring world-reknowned ; Photographers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2008
  • UPC: 883929009497
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lightyear Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,822

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Theresa Russell King Zog
Nicola Swain Marie
Buck Henry Preston
Jack Kyle Travis
Julie Hagerty
Marianne McLoughlin Kate
Marion Peterson Les Jeunes Filles
Tilda Swinton Young Girl
Valerie Allain Les Jeunes Filles
John Hurt Garuso, the Actor
Anita Morris Phoebe
Beverly D'Angelo Gilda
Gary Kasper Jake
Elizabeth Hurley Marietta
Peter Birch Paul
Genevieve Page
Cris Campion
Sandrine Dumas
Bridget Fonda Lover
James Mathers The Lover
Linzi Drew Girl
Spencer Leigh Young Man
Sophie Ward Young Girl
Carlo Bergonzi
Jussi Bjoerling
Bertrand Bonvoisin
Anne Canovas
Sevilia Delofski Maid
Bella Enahoro
Reri Grist
Dennis Holmes Colonel
René Kollo
Howie Korn Groom
Alfredo Kraus
Kwabena Manso
Bunty Mathias
Robert Merrill
Anna Moffo
Carol Neblett
Lucy Oliver Woman in Background
Leontyne Price
Delphine Rich
Jennifer Smith
Louis-Marie Taillefer
Dyanne Thorne Bride
Shirley Verrett
Andreas Wisniewski
Ezio Flagello
Stephanie Lane Baroness
Roy Hyatt Chauffeur
Ruth Halliday Companion
Arthur Cox Major
Paul Brightwell Assassin
Frank Baker Assassin
Chris Hunter Assassin
John Hostetter Elvis Impersonator
Albie Selznick Bellboy
Stan Mazin Dancer
Dominic Salinero Dancer
Jeff Calhoun Dancer
Bertha Weiss Lady with Glove
Derick Coleman Indian Boy
Quentin Brown Indian Boy
Paul Collard Valet
George Ellis Jones Chauffeur
Dan Fitzgerald Mercedes Man
John Doyle Blind Balloon Man
David Ross Doorman
Gordon Winter Man in Background
Derek Farmer Motorbike Man
Michelle Read Nanny
Maximillian Roeg Child
Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Bruce Beresford Director, Screenwriter
Bill Bryden Director, Screenwriter
Jean-Luc Godard Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Derek Jarman Director, Screenwriter
Franc Roddam Director, Screenwriter
Nicolas Roeg Director, Screenwriter
Ken Russell Director, Screenwriter
Charles Sturridge Director, Screenwriter
Julien Temple Director, Screenwriter
Neil Abrahamson Editor
Stephen Altman Art Director, Production Designer
Vilborg Aradottir Makeup
Jennifer Auge Editor
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Angelo Di Biase Makeup
Marie-Therese Boiche Editor
Don Boyd Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Bradsell Editor
Anni Buchanan Makeup
Scott Bushnell Production Designer
Peter Cartwright Editor
Rick Casboro Makeup
Caroline Champetier Cinematographer
Alison Chitty Costumes/Costume Designer
Al Clark Co-producer
Angus Cook Editor
Mike Cragg Editor
Grover Dale Choreography
Arnaud de Moleron Set Decoration/Design
Dominique de Vorges Makeup
Paul Dufficey Art Director, Production Designer
Rick Elgood Editor
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Deborah Evans Set Decoration/Design
Terry Gilbert Choreography
Leslie Gilda Costumes/Costume Designer
Jane Hamilton Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Hamlyn Associate Producer
Tom Harris Special Effects
Harvey Harrison Cinematographer
Shuna Harwood Costumes/Costume Designer
John Hay Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
Christopher Hobbs Art Director, Production Designer
Arne Holland Executive Producer
Christopher Hughes Cinematographer
Matthew Jacobs Art Director, Production Designer
Diana Johstone Production Designer
Tom Kuhn Executive Producer, Producer
Tony Lawson Editor
Matthew Longfellow Editor
Jean-Baptiste Lulli Score Composer
Ralph Mace Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew McAlpine Art Director, Production Designer
Jim Mervis Executive Producer
Pierre Mignot Cinematographer
Charles Mitchell Executive Producer, Producer
Piers Plowden Art Director, Production Designer
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Elisabetta Rogiani Costumes/Costume Designer
Morag Ross Makeup
Victoria Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Philomene Sammartino Makeup
Rossella Scanagatta Set Decoration/Design
Penny Delamar Shawyer Makeup
Jenny Shircore Makeup
Mike Southon Cinematographer
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer
Gale Tattersall Cinematographer
Mike Watts Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Aria
3. Play [13:13]
4. Play [4:12]
5. Play [11:34]
6. Play [14:25]
7. Play [5:47]
8. Play [6:07]
9. Play [7:30]
10. Play [7:07]
11. Play [6:12]
12. Play [13:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Aria
   Feature Start
   Film Segments
      Director: Nicolas Roeg/Composer: Verdi
      Director: Charles Sturridge/Composer: Verdi
      Director: Jean Luc Godard/Composer Lully
      Director: Julien Temple/Compser: Verdi
      Director: Bruce Beresford/Composer: Korngold
      Director: Robert Altman/Composer: Rameau
      Director: Franc Roddam/Composer: Wagner
      Director: Ken Russell/Composer: Puccini
      Director: Derek Jarman/Composer: Charpentier
      Director: Bill Bryden/Composer: Leoncavallo
   Photo Gallery
      Nicolas Roeg
         Play Slideshow
      Charles Sturridge
         Play Slideshow
      Jean Luc Godard
         Play Slideshow
      Julien Temple
         Play Slideshow
      Bruce Beresford
         Play Slideshow
      Robert Altman
         Play Slideshow
      Franc Roddam
         Play Slideshow
      Ken Russell
         Play Slideshow
      Derek Jarman
         Play Slideshow
      Bill Bryden
         Play Slideshow
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