Making of Evitaby Alan Parker, Madonna (Introduction)
Imagine the challenge of turning one of the most popular West End and Broadway musicals ever -- based on the life of a historical icon -- into a compelling, contemporary/i>
Go behind the scenes of the most talked-about and anticipated motion picture of the decade in acclaimed director Alan Parker's own version of the making of his Epic film: Evita.
Imagine the challenge of turning one of the most popular West End and Broadway musicals ever -- based on the life of a historical icon -- into a compelling, contemporary Hollywood film. Add the pressure of casting controversy (literally years of decision-making which ended with larger-than-life international superstars Madonna, Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Price in the lead roles), and a shoot schedule in three different countries over four brief months and you might have some idea of the "Sturm und Drang" faced by Alan Parker as he wrote, directed and co-produced the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita.
Page after page of brilliant, evocative photography of movie stills and candid shots from locales in Buenos Aires, Budapest and London provide the backdrop for Parker's reflections on this intense production. He describes his relationships with cast and crew, revealing the added drama of working with such high-profile celebrities. He recounts the challenge of recreating an authentic Argentinean set of half a century ago -- from costuming to scenery to political climate. Most revealingly, Parker shares his experiences of receiving the hue and cry of passionate Argentineans who distrusted his ability to faithfully recreate the story of their most beloved and controversial heroine, Eva Peron.
- Harper San Francisco
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