TURNING POINT on DVD
Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:46 AM
not a common topic in the 70s.
Danilova, Antoinette Sibley and Hilda Morales are on hand, and there is a gorgeous 1/2 minute bit of Martine van Hamel as Odette...watch the hands, they will mesmerize you.
Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:30 AM
Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:34 PM
At the time of the film's release, there was much talk about the dance treasures lost "on the cutting room floor." One such was Martine's White Swan pdd. Another the Farrell-Martins Tchaikovsky pdd. Wouldn't it be fantastic if they were included in the DVD as extra features?
I remember having seen an ABT Giselle with Leslie in the Act II corps and struggling to repress my laughter as my mind superimposed the Turning Point scene over what was before my eyes.
[editing to correct memory malfunction:]
I'm pretty sure Leslie was a soloist by the time TP was in the theaters. She must have been doing Moyna, not corps, when I flashed back to the scene from the film.
Edited by carbro, 05 February 2005 - 08:20 PM.
Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:59 PM
Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:26 PM
Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:44 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 07:16 AM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 08:13 AM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 10:45 AM
Sibley may have sustained an injury during filming. She did take time off to have and raise her twins. After this, she returned to the Royal Ballet for a short time in the mid-eighties, then retired and was later knighted.
One clip I wish was more extended is Sibley in Giselle. Didn't Sibley suffer a career-ending injury doing the movie?
Posted 07 February 2005 - 02:13 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 02:16 PM
I read the autobio, but I don't remember her mentioning TP. Of course, that doesn't mean that it wasn't there.
I recall Darci Kistler mentioning in her autobiography for kids that she was supposed to be in the movie.
She would have been 11 or 12 when the film was shot. Would she have been one of the students at Emilia's parents' school?
Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:14 PM
Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:48 AM
Does anyone know if it will be released in the UK on DVD? I desperately want a copy!
Odette, I don't know for sure, but often the best answer is to look at amazon.
UK amazon only offers a Region 1 NTSC version, clearly dispatched from the US.
And I doubt this will do you much good without a multi region combo PAL/NTSC player.
You might want to check niche sites in the UK for unusual DVDs. It may have been released in the UK some time ago and is now OOP.
Just a suggestion.
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