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Aria - Bill Bryden; Bruce Beresford; Charles Sturridge; Derek Jarman; Franc Roddam; Jean-Luc Godard; Julien Temple; Ken Russell; Nicolas Roeg; Robert Altman
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An international collection of well-known directors contributed to this compilation film, each fashioning a short film inspired by an aria from a famous opera. The approaches vary broadly, from the playful abstraction of Jean-Luc Godard's segment, which illustrates Armide with exercising body-builders, to the more literal approach of Franc Roddam, who transports Tristan und Isolde's story to modern-day Las Vegas. A particular stand-out is Julian Temple's take on Rigoletto, which recasts Verdi as the accompaniment to a ...