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Igor Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale
Igor Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale
Actors: Andre Gregory, Dusan Makavejev, Mike Mearian, Galina Panova, Brother Theodore
Directors: Christian Blackwood, R.O. Blechman
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
NR     2004     0hr 51min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 06/28/2005 Run time: 51 minutes Rating: Nr

     
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Actors: Andre Gregory, Dusan Makavejev, Mike Mearian, Galina Panova, Brother Theodore
Directors: Christian Blackwood, R.O. Blechman
Creators: R.O. Blechman, Ernest Troost, Maria Patrick, Chloe Aaron, George Griffin, Glenn Litton, Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Classical, Animation
Studio: KOCH LORBER FILMS
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/13/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 51min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Delighful rendering
wiredweird | Earth, or somewhere nearby | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Blechman has done an outstanding job at visually rendering Stravinsky's musical story. Charming, expressive animation brings the music to life, with just a little narration. Mostly, though, the gentle coloring and ragged lines of Blechman's animation stand on their own.

The story describes a solder, home from the war, eager to start a new life and family. Before he makes it home, the "deal with the devil" plot takes over. As usual, the soldier gets what he asks for but loses everything he wants. It's no spoiler to say that the soldier gets his back in the end, better than ever. The tale lies in getting there, which the music and imagery make easy to enjoy.

There might not be much kid appeal here, but we grownups need animations of our own, too. Although it dates back to 1980, the centennial of Stravinsky's birth, this timeless classic retains its power to please. And, who knows, your child might like this cartoon and music, too.

-- wiredweird"
A rare gem
Alicia Kaufmann | 12/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is absolutely sensational - artistically, intellectually, and just for fun! However it does have a dark side..."