I remember when this first came out I wasn't too enamoured of it. However, I thought I'd buy a copy and re-evaluate. It is even worse then I thought.
Helpmann is appallingly OTT, as he could be, and the general format is all wrong. It should have been done on stage. The wonderous Beriosova is woefully used, to the point that a choreographer isn't even credited. Whoever it was must have been so ashamed that they refused to have their name used. Beriosova was one of the glories of the Royal Ballet, and to see her so misused is bordering on scandalous. Don't touch it.
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