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Song Without End: The Story of Franz Liszt (Aug 1960)
Producer: William Goetz
Director: Charles Vidor
Featuring: Dirk Bogarde, Capucine
"In William Goetz's Song Without End, the story of Franz Liszt, we again find ourselves looking on the same historic scene, but with slight improvements. The fun-loving Viennese are more colorful (Technicolor). Liszt has better features (Dirk Bogarde), more style (Presley coiffure). The Princess has less kookiness (no cigar), more class (Capucine), more box office (France's leading mannequin). However, the few miles of Vienna shown here--these and many others--are absolutely and unavoidably and intentionally real."
"Modern Vienna retains many formalities and traditions of old, but changes can be detected. Where gaslight flowed, neon glares. Where carriages clattered, a swarm of Volkswagens and an occasional elephantine American car flow through the Strassen. Where regal halls once resounded to the piano of Liszt and the majestic swirl of the classic waltz, now a ghastly beat is heard as the young Viennese--caparisoned as always in gown, gloves, white tie, tails--stomp to the One O'Clock Jump and that ol' man Danube goes rock and rolling along."