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The Bolero1973

  • 4.4
One of the most honored films of its time and winner of an Academy Award®, THE BOLERO captures the essence of an orchestra as Zubin Mehta conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a stellar performance of Ravel's classic. Viewers gain insights into the music, the workings of a great orchestra, and leadership style and teamwork, all by observing a world renowned conductor in rehearsal and performance with a world class orchestra.

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Thank you for making this available. I remember seeing it on PBS, and it was one of the things that sparked my interest in classical music.

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Thank you for making this available. I remember seeing it on PBS, and it was one of the things that sparked my interest in classical music.

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This fascinating and satisfying little doc explains a lot about how a symphonic conductor and musicians communicate with each other. It also features some rather amusing heroic shots of the conductor in a state of ecstasy.

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If only the people who do the live broadcasts from the Met Opera would study this superb film, we could all enjoy better and learn a whole lot more. Of course I want to see more, other from what the film shows, but I'm tremendously grateful for the insightful direction and camera work that yields so much. Wonderful!

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This is a great document! Makes me want to go and make a documentary about my own city's symphony which is mired in financial troubles.

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YES! BEAUTIFUL as well as Informative!

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Watch hooked up to BOSE speakers...amazing!

A great document of a great symphony playing a great piece of music. Excellent

I freakin' LOVE this film. An absolute classic!

It's basically a full performance of "Bolero."