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Florence Foster Jenkins: A World of Her Own
Florence Foster Jenkins A World of Her Own
Actors: Donald Collup, Florence Foster Jenkins
Director: Donald Collup
Genres: Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 29min


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Actors: Donald Collup, Florence Foster Jenkins
Director: Donald Collup
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Video Artists Int'l
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

A Treasure for a Treasure
A Fan in Texas | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Florence Foster Jenkins was in some ways a national treasure who certainly shared her love of music in her own unique way. She is a part of American music folklore, one that contributed to legendary stories and great amusement over her varied gifts. Mr. Collup has created an honest, loving, and ulitmately touching portrait of a remarkable soul. His tribute is certainly one of the most honest of all the recent works attempting to tell her story, complete with amazing photographs and recordings of her singular vocal performances."
Queen of the High Shrieks
Michael J. Colbruno | Oakland, CA USA | 06/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most of us have laughed along to Florence Foster Jenkins butchering the Queen of the Nights aria. It has become a party classic and for good reason. It's nice to know a little about the woman other than that she was the worst "professional" opera singer of the 20th century. With no actual footage of her performing, the makers of this film have done a masterful job of telling her story and explaining her "craft.""
Amazing. Nothing less than amazing!
G P Padillo | Portland, ME United States | 01/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This respectful and thoughtful treatment of one of music's greatest oddities is not done at all
in the manner one might have imagined.

While the subject hefself is one often lampooned and spoken of chiefly in humor,
Donald Collup's treatment of Ms. Foster Jenkins is respectful, never glib or
condescending. Indeed, one is in a matter of minutes transported almost as if
by magic to the early 20th century and the rarified world of ladies' music societies,
witness the burdgeoning of the commercialization of arts, private clubs and a society
that has long since faded into obscurity. It's a fascinating world rich with social
columns and scandal, clandestine love affairs and makes Jenkins' story come alive as
though she'd only just left us. Yes, you will crack up watching it - but it also
tugs at the heartstrings in a manner I suspect few will be prepared for.

It is a thought profoking, and remarkable film.
Folklore...follow your dreams
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 04/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who sings should be in touch with the story of Florence Foster Jenkins. She showed that friends can sustain a person, to a point.It's a sad story about a fine woman who meant well. As a singer, I know many people like her."