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Time Out says

Palmer's 5-hour biopic of Wagner (nine hours in the TV version) is a long haul for anyone: sumptuous, overblown, lumbering, and riddled with narrative non sequiturs. The strangest aspect is that the music often seems peripheral rather than central, relegated to being film music as though we might as well be watching a biopic about Ennio Morricone. The visuals are splendid and you can play spot the cast, but somehow it's all a bit sub-Ken Russell, without the redeeming vulgarity and with a lot less cinematic energy.
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Release Details

  • Duration:300 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tony Palmer
  • Screenwriter:Charles Wood
  • Cast:
    • Richard Burton
    • Vanessa Redgrave
    • Gemma Craven
    • László Gálffi
    • John Gielgud
    • Ralph Richardson
    • Laurence Olivier
    • Ronald Pickup
    • Joan Plowright
    • Arthur Lowe
    • Franco Nero
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