It is the musical version of the old Italian film 8 1/2 about an Italian film producer who is wondering whether he has got to the end of his creative work. Stunning performances from the main characters of Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, a fabulous Penelope Cruz and sadly a poor performance from Nicole Kidman (Is she really an actress?) In the actual film the set production numbers are fantastic and they also transfer to CD very well too. I saw the film first and was captivated by the music, so got the CD. Love it.
I went to see this film knowing little about it and was bowled over by it. I loved every minute of it and the first thing I did when I got home was to order the CD which I have played time and again and never tire of it. It captures everything romantic, vaivacious, carefree that one has come to associate with Italy, especially Rome.
I prefer the stage version of most musicals, but I enjoyed the film version of "Nine" as I haven't yet seen it on stage. Penelope Cruz is fabulous in the film, and I've never really rated her before. Enjoyed it enough to buy the soundtrack...
I saw the film just after it was released and it was a marvellous start to cinema going in 2010.If you love Italy,cinema or those memories of the 60's,then this is the film for you.If you enjoy a musical score which briliantly comments on the storyline and the characters,this soundtrack is for you.
In fact,I thought the score so terrific that I purchased the soundtrack shortly after seeing the film.All the cast have their own special vocal moment and all seize such moments with sheer panache and relish.
This cd will be a very special memory of a very special film whilst waiting for the DVD.
To all concerned with this recording-MILLE GRAZIE !
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