Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard,


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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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Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2018
UPC: 0085365648821
Original Release: 1987
Source: Lightyear Video
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 49,743

Special Features

Stills Gallery featuring the work of world-class photographers for each segment of the film, including Annie Leibovitz, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey and John Swannell

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Theresa Russell King Zog
Nicola Swain Marie
Buck Henry Preston
Jack Kyle Travis
Julie Hagerty Actor
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 Actor
Cris Campion Actor
Sandrine Dumas Actor
Bridget Fonda Lover
James Mathers The Lover
Linzi Drew Girl
Spencer Leigh Young Man
Sophie Ward Young Girl
Carlo Bergonzi Actor
Jussi Björling Actor
Bertrand Bonvoisin Actor
Anne Canovas Actor
Sevilia Delofski Maid
Bella Enahoro Actor
Reri Grist Actor
Dennis Holmes Colonel
René Kollo Actor
Howie Korn Groom
Alfredo Kraus Actor
Kwabena Manso Actor
Bunty Mathias Actor
Robert Merrill Actor
Anna Moffo Actor
Carol Neblett Actor
Lucy Oliver Woman in Background
Leontyne Price Actor
Delphine Rich Actor
Jenifer Smith Actor
Louis-Marie Taillefer Actor
Dyanne Thorne Bride
Shirley Verrett Actor
Andreas Wisniewski Actor
Ezio Flagello Actor
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
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
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
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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Aria
1. Chapter 1 [1:32]
2. Chapter 2 [13:10]
3. Chapter 3 [5:44]
4. Chapter 4 [12:40]
5. Chapter 5 [15:21]
6. Chapter 6 [6:43]
7. Chapter 7 [8:52]
8. Chapter 8 [8:31]
9. Chapter 9 [8:06]
10. Chapter 10 [4:53]
11. Chapter 11 [5:01]
12. Chapter 12 [5:33]

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