Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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The film adaptation of the 1965 Broadway production of the same name, based on the novel Don Quixote, tells the humorous tale of a delusional, aging nobleman who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights dragons, actually windmills, to save the damsel Dulcinea, actually a prostitute named Aldonza, all amidst the Spanish Inquisition.

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rwillif
Jul 28, 2019

Like others have noted, the lead actors are not singers. But, it works in this great story of an ignoble man with a noble heart. A broken voice singing beautiful words. The real let down for me is not in this production itself, but rather in the fact that no one has made another, maybe more up-to-date, movie version, in which the songs can reach their true potential along with great acting.

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 06, 2018

GREAT 2 film set. From 1972 'Man of La Mancha' is high quality, but pretty esoteric and mixes the plot at multiple levels which made it a bit hard for me to follow, but definitely worth a watch (two for me so far).
Released in 1995 'Fantasticks' was a fab over the top vaudevillian romance involving two country male led families and their children whom the whack fathers want to 'bring together'. Terrific cinematography, dancing and singing - everything.

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INVS
Oct 01, 2015

With little regard to critics, this remains a favorite for me. The songs/tunes will always be with me. O'Toole is a master of his art; Loren may not be a singer, but she's a classic icon & a pleasure to behold.

Frank60 Jul 29, 2014

Good story. While neither were terrible, neither O'Toole nor Lauren were well-cast. Lauren could have cried and sang better. O'Toole could have sang better.

That said, I love the story and three of the songs (Don Quioxte; Dulcinea; Dream). I would probably see it again.

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Feb 15, 2018

Maiapurple thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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