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Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Has Died at 96

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Italy Zeffirelli Obit

 

Many of my generation know him for the film Romeo and Juliet.  That film holds a very special memory for me, and I will never forget where I was and with whom when I saw it.

 

Scene from Romeo and Juliet:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwWsAUpr9eM

 

What a sense of beauty he had -- that is what always impressed me about his work.  Perhaps his birthplace of Florence, Italy, influenced his innate talent and strengths. 

 

May he rest in peace.

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Re: Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Has Died at 96

@Goldie76  He also did a beautiful film about St Francis . It was so beautifully filmed it looked like an oil painting

 

Open the door wide St Peter..

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Re: Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Has Died at 96

cherry,

 

I have never seen his film about St. Francis but would love to.  Zeffirelli had such a lush sense of color and beauty.  Right up my avenue.

 

Your tribute was divinely inspired.

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Re: Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Has Died at 96

Interesting....I didn't know he was still alive

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@Goldie76  Brother Sun and Sister Moon was the title, and it is a feast for the eyes and the ears. Donovan wrote the score and sang it

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGqs33qNdYA

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Romeo and Juliet. I cried like there was no tomorrow. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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gidget,

 

I was/we were sobbing.  Star-crossed lovers in the throes of the pain of knowing they could never be together had a field day with this one!

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He was such a creative, interesting, expressive guy.  RIP.

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Lovely, cherry.  I recognize the cypress trees of Tuscany in this scene.  

 

The music is sooo of that era, isn't it?