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    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Hitchcock was a very witty man. My favourite remains his explanation of the Kuleshov experiment.

    Brilliant. Not seen that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Alfred Hitchcock in an interview with the National Film Theatre on an idea for a new story:

    "...it's in an opera house like Covent Garden or the Metropolitan or La Scala and Maria Callas is on stage singing an aria with her head tilted slightly back. She's just hit her highest note when in the light of a box on an upper row she sees a man being stabbed and murdered and she screams, hitting a note higher and the audience applauses... that's it, I haven't got any further..."
    Nice. I wonder if this was before or after his 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much?


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    You know you are an opera fan when you visit Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome and spend your whole time trying to figure out where Tosca jumped from:

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    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    You know you are an opera fan when you visit Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome and spend your whole time trying to figure out where Tosca jumped from:

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    You're not the only one of course. http://www.therestisnoise.com/2011/0...a-survive.html

    I really must visit one day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post


    You're not the only one of course. http://www.therestisnoise.com/2011/0...a-survive.html

    I really must visit one day!
    Well that's what I thought, ledges everywhere! I like the idea of a sneaky escape!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Well that's what I thought, ledges everywhere! I like the idea of a sneaky escape!

    Ledges. Hmmm. Maybe that is the explanation for Leonie Rysanek not jumping at the end of Tosca at Wolf Trap back around 1981.

    Maybe Tosca didn't die at all because she landed on a ledge and went off to live and love another day.

    Maybe that could be a new opera: Tosca Returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Maybe Tosca didn't die at all because she landed on a ledge and went off to live and love another day.
    Someone should write a novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Someone should write a novel.
    Nice one!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Someone should write a novel.
    no, no. It should be more like a coffee table book. It has a story how Tosca goes on an adventure encountering lots of persons of historical importance and visiting lots of places and but includes many pictures and historical facts so one would want to keep looking at it (without the wait of clicking "next page" over and over again looking for a particular picture or part of the book).

    If only some would publish it.

    I'd buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    no, no. It should be more like a coffee table book. It has a story how Tosca goes on an adventure encountering lots of persons of historical importance and visiting lots of places and but includes many pictures and historical facts so one would want to keep looking at it (without the wait of clicking "next page" over and over again looking for a particular picture or part of the book).

    If only some would publish it.

    I'd buy it.
    I am also curious what Scarpia's men do in his absence. Are there power plays and dirty work involved in filling Scarpia's vacated position? Where does Tosca go since she is now an outlaw? How does she escape Scarpia's men? What country does she flee to?

    If instead of shooting her beau, they had thrown him in the dungeon, Tosca could have left town and come back as Fidelio to free him.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Amfortas, you'd better provide the link. I can't remember where you published it!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Amfortas, you'd better provide the link. I can't remember where you published it!
    This is the only link to it.

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