Allegro Non Troppo [DVD]
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The subject matter is not the lollipops and roses of Fantasia: some of the animation shorts effectively focus on somber and dreary post-WWII Europe, while some lighter sections of both the animation and live-action are hilariously comic. Therefore I would suggest parental viewing prior to permitting very young children viewing the film in its entirety. Some of the most entertaining live-action features the director dealing with the film's musicians, an orchestra of "vintage" ladies...if you appreciated the cinematography of Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful", you should enjoy Allegro again and again...I have purchased several copies for friends' birthdays, etc. It has been off the market for several years, and this is the first time I have been able to purchase it outside the USA. Happy viewing!
Even if you are not that keen on animation or classical music, or are new to these, this film is the perfect choice, you won't be disappointed. You don't need to speak english or italian to understand it, it crosses all languages.
I have had this on video for 20 years and just got the restored version, (red cover with coke bottle), on DVD. I understand this is the best version, and I believe it is. I love this film.
So, do yourself a favour and add this to your film library.
If you do finally manage to lay your hands on a copy then look out for the Bolero/dinosaurs parody of the "Rite of Spring" bit in "Fantasia", the "L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune" opening and the anti-fascist piece. When I first saw the film on telly I didn't make a note of what the music was to this bit. It was one of those whistle-along tunes that almost everybody recognises, but nobody knows what it is. On a second viewing I spotted that it was one of the "Slavonic Dances" by Dvorak, so I ran off to buy a CD - and it wasn't on it! He actually wrote two sets of Slavonic Dances. Finally, after some serious searching on i-Tunes, I found it. To save others the trouble it's Opus 46, No. 7, in C-minor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best animated movies. Right up there with Disneys' Fantasia (the first one). If you haven't seen it, then buy, borrow or steal a copy.Published 23 months ago by Madeleine
A parody of Fantasia whose quality stands on its own merit. I have purchased this film for several other people of all ages along the years. Seller packaged it weel for posting.Published on 15 April 2014 by C. L. Hatfield
Ok, so it's been around 30 years since I last watched this film and apart from the infamous Bolero sequence is quite forgettable. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2013 by Mr Honest UK
never thought i would see it again, jumped at the chance to have a copy on dvd, a joy to watch and listen toPublished on 3 Mar. 2013 by jean k buckley