A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites.
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item number: YY4X
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 18, 2008
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- (Unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Guarneri String Quartet|
|Directed by||Allan Miller|
|Edited by||Tom Haneke|
|Director of Photography:||Dyanna Taylor|
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Wall Street Journal
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The award-winning Guarneri String Quartet are tracked on tour Europe and the U.S. performing music of Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Smetana and Beethoven. Through intimate rehearsals and recording sessions, we observe the inner mechanisms that cause the foursome, the oldest original-membership string quartet in the country, to flourish.
Description by First Run Features Home Video:
From the filmmaking team that brought us the Academy Award-winning From Mao To Mozart: Isaac Stern in China comes this spirited and humorous documentary about the world-famous Guarneri String Quartet. Filled with the music of Haydn, Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven, this provocative yet enjoyable film joins the Quartet during intimate rehearsals and recording sessions, as well as on tour to Prague, Venice, Baden-Baden and across the United States. An astonishing look into the inner workings of the legendary Quartet, "HIGH FIDELITY may be the best film about music and musicians since From Mao To Mozart!" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).
- The film is subtitled as "The Adventures of the Guarneri String Quartet".