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  •  She was one of a kind, for sure. (7+ / 0-)

    I can't help flogging this lovely film based on her later life — starring Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons and Joan Plowright:

    This is 1977. Maria Callas; the most famous diva in the world, lives confined in her Paris apartment. Larry Kelly, a producer friend, offers her to sing Carmen in a televised concert. Unfortunately Maria's voice, tired and worn by years and strain, is not what it used to be. Larry knows the way around the problem : a technical stratagem will create the illusion. Maria, disregarding her friend Sarah's warning, agrees with the idea and the show is a tremendous success. With that in mind, Larry now considers a new version of "Tosca". But this time, Maria objects to the subterfuge. Her decision will mark the beginning of the end for the legendary singer...
    (There's a dubbed Spanish complete version on YouTube but in English only in ten-minute segments.)

    There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

    by slksfca on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:22:05 PM PDT

    •  Thanks, silky ~ (0+ / 0-)

      I will have to watch it later.

      English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

      by Youffraita on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:09:13 AM PDT

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