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Posted October 1, 2010
For a year Philippe Kohly set out to accomplish what most filmmakers and opera buffs would shy away from. He took on the daunting task of researching the life and career of La Divina herself - Miss Maria Callas - in order to shed some light on her life. The interviews, home videos and photographs do a good job in giving insight to the personal and professional sides of Callas. However, the editing did not do the film any justice. It is choppy and jumps around leaving very visible seams. When they used sound bites of Callas, the photos and home videos were a nice treat. At other times, it seemed like they ran out of clips and just showed a mannequin spinning around with costumes Callas wore in some of her most famous roles. That's fine once, but after several times, it was a little much. On the whole I enjoyed the film, but I don't think this is the best Callas documentary I have seen.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.