Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Margot Fonteyn, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Rudolf Nureyev
Director: Patricia Foy
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
A stunning portrait of the late great British ballerina. Up until 1989, Dame Margot Fonteyn steadfastly refused to take part in any biographical television program until producer Patricia Foy persuaded the famous and much-... more »
A nice thorough job
chaerae | Williamstown | 02/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This gives a nice overview of Fonteyn's life and career, narrated largely by Dame Margot herself. If you've already read her autobiography, however, this doesn't add up to any new or revealing information. The narration is interspersed with comments from associates like Ninette de Valois, Robert Helpmann, Fred Ashton, ballet critics, etc, and more interestingly (imo) scatterings of film footages of Fonteyn performing over the years. There are short little clips of a '37 television solo, the '62 Giselle with Nureyev (gorgeous -- the performance, I mean), Sleeping Beauty - Rose Adagio, a '66 Ondine, etc, etc.Overall, it's an interesting video. I only wish they'd showed more such footages (or more of the ones they showed) instead of the long shots of Dame Margot narrating.btw, the back cover claims the video si 188 minutes long -- a typo; it's actually 88 minutes long."
A Great Flim about Fonteyn
Maxi3D | Long Beach, Ca USA | 05/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must see filim for anyone who wants to know more about Margot Fonteyn. Great personal interview of Ms. Fonteyn and footages of her dancing. The only problem I have is with the DVD itself, it's a straight copy of the VHS version. No program meun, no chapter meun, no commentary about the film, Nothing. The film image is also kind fuzzy and wash out."
Able Devildog | PACIFIC PALISADES, CA United States | 07/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having been a fan of Margot Fonteyn since 1955, having seen 52 of her performances and having had lunch with her after she autographed a copy of her autobiography, I was delighted to see this DVD which I thoroughly enjoyed. Anyone who wants to know more about this sensational ballerina, this DVD is a must."