Callas Forever

Callas Forever

Director: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright


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A mournful look at the last days of opera diva Maria Callas, director Franco Zeffirelli's biographical drama attempts to explore the irresistible allure of a comeback for a fallen star who hungers for the success of her past. Weathered from the excess of the previous decade and with her best performances long behind her, Callas (Fanny Ardant) withdraws to her Paris apartment to live her final days in seclusion. Despite being ravaged by a throat disease and being stuck in an extended period of mourning following the death of her true love, Callas' manager Larry Kelly (Jeremy Irons) nevertheless suggests that the former reigning queen of opera attempt a spectacular comeback. Though she is physically unable to perform the pieces the way that she once did, the suggestion to lip-sync to recordings of her previous performances offers a tentative chance for latter day fame. Despite her belief that lip-syncing her performance would be dishonest to her fans, the prospect of performing Carmen, an opera that she once recorded but never performed on stage, offers Callas one last shot at reliving her former glory.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
UPC: 0014381034929
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:48:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fanny Ardant Maria Callas
Jeremy Irons Larry Kelly
Joan Plowright Sarah Keller
Jay Rodan Michael
Gabriel Garko Marco
Manuel de Blas Actor
Stephen Billington Actor
Alessandro Bertolucci Actor
Jean Dalric Actor
Olivier Galfione Actor
Roberto Sanchez Actor
Camboric Actor
Achille Brunini Actor
Justino Diaz Actor
Popa Sorin Homme d'affaires

Technical Credits
Franco Zeffirelli Director,Screenwriter
Anna Anni Costumes/Costume Designer
Sean Barton Editor
Andrei Boncea Co-producer
Carlo Centolavigna Art Director
Bruno Cesari Production Designer
Marco Chimenz Executive Producer
Fabio Conversi Co-producer
Tony Dawe Sound/Sound Designer
Olivier Granier Co-producer
Ennio Guarnieri Cinematographer
Alessandro Lai Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Clive Parsons Co-producer
Pippo Pisciotto Associate Producer
Francisco Ramos Co-producer
Martin Sherman Screenwriter
Alberto Spiazzi Costumes/Costume Designer
Giovanni Stabilini Executive Producer
Riccardo Tozzi Producer
Alessio Vlad Score Composer
Giovannella Zannoni Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [5:24]
2. Someone New [2:56]
3. A Has Been [10:36]
4. Home [6:04]
5. Memories [5:06]
6. Trust [7:28]
7. Yes! [9:35]
8. Rehearsal [9:52]
9. First Look [8:48]
10. So Much to Discover [5:20]
11. A Fraud [8:57]
12. Talk of Tosca [8:08]
13. There Was a Voice [6:05]
14. Integrity [9:14]
15. End Credits [4:34]

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