Passion

Passion

Director: James Lapine Cast: Donna Murphy, Tom Aldredge, Marin Mazzie
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Passion

The winner of four Tony awards, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's critically acclaimed Broadway musical arrives on DVD courtesy of Image Entertainment. In addition to a 1.33:1 full-frame presentation of the stunning performance, audio is offered in a selection of either English Dolby Digital 5.1 or stereo. Bonus materials include audio commentary with Sondheim, Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, and Ira Weitzman in addition to an extended audio-only bonus take of "No One Has Ever Loved Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2003
UPC: 0014381956122
Original Release: 1996
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:55:00

Special Features

Featuring audio commentary with Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, and Ira Weitzman recorded in New York City on December 18, 2002; Audio-only extended cut of "No One Has Ever Loved Me," cut during previews

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Logo; Happiness [6:35]
2. First Letter [3:28]
3. No One Has Ever Loved Me [1:07]
4. Third Letter [2:15]
5. Fourth Letter [3:08]
6. I Read [5:50]
7. Transition [1:07]
8. Garden Sequence [10:09]
9. Soldiers' Gossip [2:11]
10. Trio [2:41]
11. Transition [3:45]
12. Transition [10:24]
13. I Wish I Could Forget You [4:29]
14. Soldiers' Gossip [1:57]
15. Flashback [7:23]
16. Sunrise Letter [4:19]
17. Is This What You Call Love [2:21]
18. Soldiers' Gossip [:45]
19. Transition [1:35]
20. Forty Days [3:41]
21. Loving You [3:18]
22. Transition [2:03]
23. My Husband Goes to Rome [6:59]
24. Farewell Letter [6:17]
25. No One Has Ever Loved Me [9:26]
26. Finale [4:19]
27. End Credits [2:38]

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Passion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Based on the Italian movie Passione d'amore, Stephen Sondheim's Passion is a story of obsessive love. Giorgio &quot Jere Shea&quot , a soldier, and Clara &quot Marin Mazzie&quot , a woman with a husband and child, are deeply in love, but their idyllic happiness is disrupted when Giorgio is transferred to another post. Here he meets Signora Fosca &quot Donna Murphy&quot , a homely and ill woman who is the cousin of the regiment's commanding officer. Fosca soon falls in love with Giorgio and pursues him relentlessly, saying &amp quot Loving you is not a choice / It's who I am.&amp quot He is repulsed and resists her advances, but eventually he succumbs to the power of her love. Rather than a succession of individual songs strung together by dialogue, Stephen Sondheim's score is a constant flow of gorgeous music. &quot The original theater program listed no individual songs.&quot The plot is conveyed by song, some dialogue, letters between the characters, and a group of soldiers that serves as a Greek chorus. The result is more of a chamber opera than a conventional musical. Passion won Tonys for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of 1994. This video is a stage production filmed for American Playhouse with all of the original Broadway principals, though not before a live audience. Murphy gives a powerful, Tony-winning performance as Fosca, Mazzie is in glorious voice as Clara, and Shea brings a pretty voice, a pretty face, and a wooden personality to Giorgio. All in all, this is an amazing, rare piece from the Broadway archive of great musicals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best recording of Passion with the original Broadway cast. This is a filming of a stage performance, not a movie.