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Saw the film when it was first released,
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As a young man I was converted to Shakespeare by seeing this film directed by Franco Zeferelli. The magic for me was that instead of actors declaiming lines I felt I was involved with real people, places and circumstances.
Yesterday the film was shown on ITV3 and had 28 minutes of advertisements added to the 2hr 11 minutes running time.
Editing the film at fast speed made me appreciate the balletic movements of the cast location filming
Alas after editing I found the original recording from satellite had no sound on it.
Even although it was now a silent movie I was delighted to see again the beauty of the costumes, use of colour and the exquisite and careful composition. So pleased to find I could purchase a commercial DVD version at the low price of £5.97
Zeferelli's version of La Traviata could be a moving experience for those who say they don't like or understand opera