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An international collection of well-known directors contributed to this compilation film, each fashioning a short film inspired by an aria from a famous opera. The approaches vary broadly, from the playful abstraction of [[Performer~P91804~Jean-Luc Godard~jeanlucgodard]]'s segment, which illustrates Armide with exercising body-builders, to the more literal approach of [[Performer~P108613~Franc Roddam~francroddam]], who transports Tristan und Isolde's story to modern-day Las Vegas. A particular stand-out is [[Performer~P113830~Julian Temple~julientemple]]'s take on Rigoletto, which recasts [[Performer~P115320~Verdi~giuseppeverdi]] as the accompaniment to a contemporary Southern California sex farce. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:July 14, 1987

Cast

Theresa Russell
as King Zog
Nicola Swain
as Marie
Jack Kyle
as Travis
Buck Henry
as Preston
Marianne McLoughlin
as Kate
Marion Peterson
as Les Jeunes Filles
Tilda Swinton
as Young Girl
Valerie Allain
as Les Jeunes Filles
John Hurt
as Garuso, the Actor
Anita Morris
as Phoebe
Beverly D'Angelo
as Gilda
Gary Kasper
as Jake
Elizabeth Hurley
as Marietta
Peter Birch
as Paul
Bridget Fonda
as Lover
James Mathers
as The Lover
Linzi Drew
as Girl
Spencer Leigh
as Young Man
Sophie Ward
as Young Girl
Stan Mazin
as Dancer
Bertha Weiss
as Lady with Glove
Quentin Brown
as Indian Boy
Roy Hyatt
as Chauffeur
Ruth Halliday
as Companion
Maximillian Roeg
as Child
Michelle Read
as Nanny
Jeff Calhoun
as Dancer
John Hostetter
as Elvis Impersonator
Paul Brightwell
as Assassin
Paul Collard
as Valet
Dan Fitzgerald
as Mercedes Man
Chris Hunter
as Assassin
Stephanie Lane
as Baroness
Dyanne Thorne
as Bride
John Doyle
as Blind Balloon Man
Sevilia Delofski
as Maid
Albie Selznick
as Bellboy
Dennis Holmes
as Colonel
Derek Farmer
as Motorbike Man
Dominic Salinero
as Dancer
Frank Baker
as Assassin
Arthur Cox
as Major
Gordon Winter
as Man in Background

Crew

Ken Russell
Director
Bill Bryden
Director
Bruce Beresford
Director
Derek Jarman
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Julien Temple
Director
Nicolas Roeg
Director
Robert Altman
Director
Franc Roddam
Director
Charles Sturridge
Director
Mike Watts
Producer
Tom Kuhn
Producer
Charles Mitchell
Producer
Don Boyd
Producer
Don Boyd
Screenwriter
Charles Sturridge
Screenwriter
Franc Roddam
Screenwriter
Robert Altman
Screenwriter
Nicolas Roeg
Screenwriter
Julien Temple
Screenwriter
Jean-Luc Godard
Screenwriter
Derek Jarman
Screenwriter
Bruce Beresford
Screenwriter
Bill Bryden
Screenwriter
Ken Russell
Screenwriter
Mike Southon
Cinematographer
Harvey Harrison
Cinematographer
Oliver Stapleton
Cinematographer
Pierre Mignot
Cinematographer
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Gabriel Beristain
Cinematographer
Gale Tattersall
Cinematographer
Caroline Champetier
Cinematographer
Gustave Charpentier
From Opera by
Giuseppe Verdi
From Opera by
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
From Opera by
Ralph Mace
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
From Opera by
Jean-Philippe Rameau
From Opera by
Jennifer Auge
Editor
Angus Cook
Editor
Mike Cragg
Editor
Matthew Longfellow
Editor
Michael Bradsell
Editor
Rick Elgood
Editor
Neil Abrahamson
Editor
Robert Altman
Editor
Tony Lawson
Editor
Jean-Luc Godard
Editor
Peter Cartwright
Editor
Paul Dufficey
Production Designer
Piers Plowden
Production Designer
Scott Bushnell
Production Designer
Stephen Altman
Production Designer
Andrew McAlpine
Production Designer
Andrew McAlpine
Art Director
Piers Plowden
Art Director
Paul Dufficey
Art Director
Stephen Altman
Art Director
Al Clark
Co-producer
Michael Hamlyn
Associate Producer
Jim Mervis
Executive Producer
Arne Holland
Executive Producer
Charles Mitchell
Executive Producer
Tom Kuhn
Executive Producer
Deborah Evans
Set Designer
Arnaud de Moleron
Set Designer
Leslie Gilda
Costume Designer
Shuna Harwood
Costume Designer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Victoria Russell
Costume Designer
Elisabetta Rogiani
Costume Designer
Alison Chitty
Costume Designer
Grover Dale
Choreography
Terry Gilbert
Choreography
Rick Casboro
Makeup
Philomene Sammartino
Makeup
Morag Ross
Makeup
Jenny Shircore
Makeup
Vilborg Aradottir
Makeup
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