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The Taming Of The Shrew (1967 Film)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
With a layer of Zeffirelli over Shakespeare, topped with a rich helping of Liz and Richard Burton, Rota's score is a predictably thick pudding of high and low culture. These original recordings accompanying the antics of ... more »
With a layer of Zeffirelli over Shakespeare, topped with a rich helping of Liz and Richard Burton, Rota's score is a predictably thick pudding of high and low culture. These original recordings accompanying the antics of Petruchio and Katharina are ornate and lighthearted, with an alternately sad and heroic theme weaving in and out. Included are the previously unreleased Overture and an alternate version of the "Honeymoon" suite that includes the voice of Sir Richard himself. Included also is the Capella Giulia's Choir performing "I'll Marry You on Sunday/Gloria." Whereas the 1967 soundtrack album drowned the music with sound effects, this new release puts Rota in the sweet spot. But like too much spumoni after a night of opera, the ears may ring and the stomach may wail. --Joseph Lanza
The absolute best
Calib | 03/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my almost complete collection of Shakespeare DVDs this is a unique pearl. I could not believe the other review at amazon.co.uk. After very long hesitation I purchased the region 2 encoded version with the unhelpful Netherland undertitling.
This was the effect:
On Wednesday I watched it alone, on Thursday with my friend, on the weekend with the whole family; and the next weekend with friends of the family. We had such a great fun, that for weeks we were quoting to each other from the movie!
Never before or afterwards did I see a record of this play performed in such a witty and screwball-comedy-like way - and still in a very understandable language.
If a fairy would grant me two wishes, I would have this play digitally remastered and other plays of the bard performed in this way too..."