Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Venice A Musical Journey - A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
A beautiful city and a decent video
P. Canniff | 05/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this right after the awful "A Travelers Guide To Italy" DVD, and this prodution shines by comparison. The music is taseful, and the camera-work is professional, giving good views of Venice. It does get a bit repetitive. There are too many shots of small side canals in overcast weather, and not enough panoramic views to help orient the viewer. Very little of the video was shot on sunny days, whic may reflect the budget of the production as much as it does the local weather. Some brighter scenes might have brought out the beauty of the city more. All the camera angles are simple ones on the ground or a boat, much as one could get with a decent 3-chip camera and a tripod. I realize crane and helicopter shots are expensive, but one feels the lack of budget when trying to get an overview of an entire city.
As a mood piece it is OK. As a preview for a visitor (my intended use), it is lacking."
Beautiful music and scenery
jayesem | 12/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was unexpectedly pleased with this DVD. It can be used as a calming relaxation DVD or for more informational purposes. It comes with a descriptive booklet, but the same information is provided on the DVD. You can look up information about the places in each section and the musical pieces that accompany them, either in the booklet or on the DVD. There is a brief descriptive title indicating the general locale at the beginning of each section as the film is viewed, but the main menu indicates where the more detailed information can be found. The scenery of Venice is beautiful and relaxing. The music is equally gorgeous."
Kathryn E. Wildgen | Covington LA USA | 03/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This sumptuous musical tour of Venice and outlying islands is fabulous! The scenes of preparation for carnival and the scenes of the little known islands of Torcello and Burano are worth the DVD alone. I've bought three copies: one for myself and two for friends. I can't recommend the DVD for lovers of Venice enough."