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Hungarian animator Géza M. Tóth directed the 5-minute, CG-animated short Maestro. The work brings the audience inside of a cuckoo clock, to a miniature "dressing room" where the resident cuckoo bird - clad in a top hat, black tie, coat and tails - sits before a mirror and prepares for his latest performance. When the clock strikes, he will be guided out of the window by a giant mechanical arm and sing valiantly. Tóth patterned the dressing room in the film (down to the minor details) after that of the Operahouse in Budapest. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Maestro

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  • Maestro traces the roots of today's global dance-music culture with a passion, knowledge and insight that is as infectious as the music itself.

    Jul 6, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Most of the screen-time is taken up with people remembering how 'amazing' this event, that place or that person was, debating who was 'the first.' But there's precious little here by way of demonstration.

    May 28, 2004 | Rating: 2/5
  • Clearly, Maestro is for people already aware of this history. For everyone else, this is pretty much invitation-only.

    May 7, 2004
  • Maps an evocative history of the underground dance music culture of the '70s and '80s.

    Mar 22, 2004 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

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  • Squanders an interesting subject with its amateurish execution.

    Mar 19, 2004
  • Anybody involved in the underground scene might get a kick out of Maestro -- but others will likely be bored stiff.

    Mar 12, 2004 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for Maestro

  • Feb 25, 2010
    One of the best endings ever. Funny without trying too hard. I loved it.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2009
    <font face="Courier New" size="2"> One of the best! ONE OF THE GREATEST MOST CLEVER, SMARTEST, FUNNIEST ENDING! I never expect that kind of ending. Maybe because he prepared to much for that "job". He even practiced! The story of the film stood up for the whole short film. It is not the animation nor the score but it is the CLEVER, FUNNY UNEXPECTED ENDING. LOL! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! You can watch this on Youtube.
    Lemuel M Super Reviewer

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