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Louise (Charpentier)
Louise
Charpentier
Actors: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, Abel Gance, André Pernet, Gustave Charpentier
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 26min


     
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Actors: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, Abel Gance, André Pernet, Gustave Charpentier
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classical
Studio: Bel Canto Society
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 08/09/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: French
 

Movie Reviews

Historically Interesting
Mark E. Herriott | North Bend, WA | 02/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While this DVD of the film version of the opera Louise may be interesting from a historical perspective, opera singer Grace Moore in one of her signature roles, it is only a "better than nothing" alternative for those wanting to see the opera. Much of the score has been cut, replaced by spoken dialog. Subtitles would have been helpful, as the film version perodically differs from the storyline of the opera itself. The quality of the film is somewhat below average. Of course one can't expect a pristine print from a film made in 1938, but there are some bad edits and a few fuzzy frames. The sound quality is inconsistant. There are some portions where you can hear the phonograph recording, for those of you old enough to remember phonographs, of the singing starting up, going from a slow garbled sound to finally intelligible singing. I guess they weren't able to go back and digitally remaster the soundtrack and as a result, some of the music comes out muddied. Consequently, I rate this 3 stars as its the only DVD presentation of this opera available."