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Hector Berlioz in Tony Palmer's Classic Film About Hector

Tony Palmer's Classic Film About Hector Berlioz: I, Berlioz

2009 NR

The letters and memoirs of the renowned French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz, whose best-known works include the "Fantastic" Symphony and Requiem, op. 5, provide the foundation for this intriguing documentary. With this film, prolific British filmmaker Tony Palmer adds Berlioz to a long and distinguished list of cinematic portraits, including profiles of Benjamin Britten, Maria Callas, Igor Stravinski, Richard Wagner and many others.