A night at the cinema: Zeffirelli's Otello and the genre of film-opera

Citron, Marcia J.
December 1994
Musical Quarterly;Winter94, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p700
Academic Journal
Discusses the visuality in Franco Zeffirelli's film `Otello.' Actors; Differences between opera and film-opera; Catholicism as the film's response to the challenge of thematizing a psychological drama in visual terms; Role of visuality on the organization of the music; Links between visuality and regression; Viability of the film-opera genre.


Related Articles

  • HOKUM OF YORE. Simon, John // National Review;5/25/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p690 

    The article comments on the remake of the movie "The Champ" by director Franco Zeffirelli and starring Jon Voight. A remake of the film by the same name by King Vidor made in 1931, the author sees no improvement. He finds the story is highly inviable, and the characters unvelievable. Further...

  • Architectural Digest visits Franco Zeffirelli. Peppiatt, M.; Bright, R.E. // Architectural Digest;Jan1988, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p84 

    Director of opera and films, Franco Zeffirelli has summered at his Villa Treville on the Almalfi coast of southern Italy for 20 years. Its terraces and gardens offer panoramic views of sea, mountains and the village of Positano.

  • FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI: QUICK TAKES FROM A PASSIONATE LIFE. Guthmann, Edward // Advocate;6/9/83, Issue 369, p44 

    Focuses on film-maker Franco Zeffirelli. Views of Zeffirelli regarding the critics of his works; Films of Zeffirelli in the pipeline; Career background of the film-maker.

  • The taming of the muse. Hart, Marion // Entertainment Weekly;04/26/96, Issue 324, p39 

    Profiles Italian motion picture director Franco Zeffirelli. His knowledge of literature; Films including `Romeo & Juliet,' and the 1996 adaptation of `Jane Eyre'; His political activity for the rightist Forza Italia party.

  • Suzy. Mehle, Aileen // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;9/26/2003, Vol. 186 Issue 65, p4 

    Highlights the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Role of Franco Zeffirelli in creating the event; Total number of guests; List of artists at the event.

  • Franco Zeffirelli... Daniel, D. // Vogue;Mar90, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p304 

    Analyzes the opera productions of Franco Zeffirelli. Upcoming production of `Don Giovanni' at the Met; Unfavorable reviews; Former work as a movie director.

  • Zeffirelli wins libel suit.  // Hollywood Reporter;3/14/95, Vol. 336 Issue 20, pI-7 

    Reports on director Franco Zeffirelli's winning of a libel suit against the weekly film magazine `Screen International.'

  • FILMS WORTH SEEING. S. K. // New Republic;12/8/86, Vol. 195 Issue 23, p28 

    Reviews several motion pictures. "The Color of Money," directed by Martin Scorsese; "Ménage," starring Gerard Depardieu; "Otello," directed by Franco Zeffirelli; "Sid and Nancy."

  • Zeffirelli suffers the unkindest cut. Rooney, David // Variety;3/11/96, Vol. 362 Issue 6, p6 

    Reports on Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's criticisms against the Vatican's Pontifical Council of Social Communications for neglecting to include his work in its compiled selection of outstanding films. Background on the compilation of films; Works by Zeffirelli excluded from the list;...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics