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Sing Faster


A quick look at the work of stage hands on the very elaborate set of the epic Wagner Ring Cycle opera. Stage hands are like sailors (all that rigging). These guys seem to date only ballerinas, and they endure long spells of boredom between intense physical coordination. The title of the film comes from their eternal desire to close the last act: “come on, sing faster” they mutter. The best parts of this short peek behind the scenes are the interviews where stage hands give their New Yorker street version of the convoluted plot of the Wagner operas playing endlessly around them.

— KK

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Sing Faster
Directed by Jon Else
1999, 60 min.
$13, DVD

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Posted September 22, 2004 at 2:59 am | comments


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