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Using ten arias from renowned operas, ten directors each created vignettes supposedly relating to their operatic material -- most viewers would likely find it difficult to match the vignettes with their operatic sources.
- R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
- Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Art House & International , Comedy , Special Interest
- Directed By:
- John Howard Davies , Nicolas Roeg
- Written By:
- Robert Altman , Bruce Beresford , Bill Bryden , Derek Jarman , Franc Roddam
- In Theaters:
- Jan 1, 1988 Wide
- On DVD:
- Jul 6, 1999
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Critic Reviews for Aria
The best of the 10 segments is, perhaps predictably, the rare one without lofty pretensions.
I am not sure that any indispensable statement about opera has been made here, and purists will no doubt recoil by the irreverence of some of the images. But the film is fun almost as a satire of itself.
Aria gives 10 filmmakers a chance to create vignettes set to well-known opera arias.
Uneven compendium film. Russell, Temple, and Roddam are the best things. Goddard is the worst.
pretentious piffle that's pretty much one sour note after another
Seriously, do vanity projects like this really need to be made? Don't we all have better things to do?
Audience Reviews for Aria
Wow. What a bunch of weak sauce artistic crap. Not only did the whole thing completely suck, but it was super slow while it sucked. I read that like three of them were awful, and the rest were good. But I couldn't tell the difference, not a single story was worth a poop in an old tin can.More
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