Puccini

Overview

The life of composer Giacomo Puccini is dramatized in this attractively produced biopic. Gabriele Ferzetti plays the title character, from his student days to his still-active 80s. The script is structured in classic "persevering over the odds" fashion, with Puccini recovering from the poor reception afforded his Madame Butterfly and going on to the loftiest of professional heights. Along the way, the protagonist's life is profoundly affected by three very different women: Small-town girl Elvira (Marta Toren), ...
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Overview

The life of composer Giacomo Puccini is dramatized in this attractively produced biopic. Gabriele Ferzetti plays the title character, from his student days to his still-active 80s. The script is structured in classic "persevering over the odds" fashion, with Puccini recovering from the poor reception afforded his Madame Butterfly and going on to the loftiest of professional heights. Along the way, the protagonist's life is profoundly affected by three very different women: Small-town girl Elvira (Marta Toren), opera-diva Cesira Ferrari (Nadia Gray) and a tragic servant girl (Miriam Bru). Ample screen time is given over to full-blooded performances of Puccini's best works.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2007
  • UPC: 014381292121
  • Original Release: 1953
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,033

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gabriele Ferzetti Giacomo Puccini
Marta Toren Elvira
Nadia Gray Cesira Ferrari
Paolo Stoppa Friend
Technical Credits
Carmine Gallone Director, Screenwriter
Leo Benvenuti Screenwriter
Alvaro Bizzarri Screenwriter
Glauco Pellegrini Screenwriter
Claude Renoir Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Puccini
1. Opening Titles [2:25]
2. Milan 1884 [6:31]
3. World Premiere [7:37]
4. Letting Go [7:55]
5. Madame Butterfly [4:10]
6. Unrequited Love [11:09]
7. Out Hunting [2:48]
8. Forgive Me [4:38]
9. Tough Choice [15:56]
10. Manon Lescaut [8:42]
11. Sudden Change [9:07]
12. Goodbye, Elvira! [5:55]
13. Puccini Is Finished [4:52]
14. Loyal Fan [2:01]
15. Out of Time [4:24]
16. Turandot [6:55]
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Disc #1 -- Puccini
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