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The Bolero

USA, 1973 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Allan Miller

This film takes the viewer into the musicians world. In early planning and casual rehearsals, we share in conductor Zubin Mehta's perspective on the musical values he will build into the performance of Ravel's "Bolero". The film involves the viewer in each musician's approach to his part in the complex score, as they near the flawless final performance. When this is under way, in perfect, dynamic achievement, a new thrill has been brought to cinema. Humanities. music, film study.

Gold Medal, Atlanta Film Festival. Gold Medal, New York Film and TV Festival.

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