Sing Faster - The Stagehand's Ring Cycle (1998)
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Movie Details
Director Jon Else
Producer Jon Else
Writer Jon Else
Studio New Video DVD
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 56 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Infidelity. Lies. Betrayal. And That's Just What's Happening On Stage.

Winner of the prestigious Filmmaker's Trophy at Sundance, SING FASTER is a spirited and comical behind-the-scenes look at Richard Wagner's beloved King Cycle, on of the most ambitious and spectacular operas in history. In the tradition of Noises Off, this acclaimed film from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Jon Else tells the story of Wagner's epic masterpiece entirely from the point of view of the opera's unsung heroes - the union stagehands.

Night after night at the San Francisco Opera, a majestic universe of trolls, giants, and magic mountains comes alive before audiences. But when the stage dims, another spectacle unfolds as the highly-skilled stagehands maneuver 1,000-pound set pieces in near darkness, with a meticulous choreography no less intricate than that of the opera's. While the mythical Valkyries on stage seem an improbably counterpart to the stagehands, at the heart of the film is a surprising connection between Wagner's Norse mythology and the sensibilities of these working people. And as the stage crew offers their own animated interpretation of the Ring Cycle, this hilarious and moving film becomes a meditation on the most basic of human themes: greed, power, and redemption.
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Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
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Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 767685957332
Release Date 6/29/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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