Documentary Film In Search of Beethoven Screens at Carpenter Performing Arts Center
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The last date listed for In Search of Beethoven was Sunday October 17, 2010 / 4:30pm.
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Excellent film about the life and works of Beethoven. His story is told through voice-over, and there are wonderful insights about him and his music provided by conductors, musicians and historians. Throughout the film, there is glorious music provided by superb musicians. My only negative comments relate to some of the camera work which at times provided poor, and even dizzying, views of a performing violinist with a fixed position camera, often giving views of empty space, plus some attempts at "artistic" blurring for effect that didn't work out well. Most of the photography was fine, with these few exceptions.
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This is an excellent movie. I was surprised at the relatively small attendance. It's a nice venue, too. The portrayal of Beethoven is real without the Hollywood hype. I particularly like the direct quotes from his own journals and letters. ...continued
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“Beautifully lensed and intelligently crafted.” —Variety
“The film’s real resource is its impressive array of talking heads, their intimate familiarity with the music, and their ability to impart graspable insight.” —Village Voice
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Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions, the makers of 2007’s art house hit _In Search of Mozart, are back in theaters with a new feature-length biographical film about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. In Search of Beethoven _brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this celebrated composer.