Carmen (Bizet's Carmen )
Carmen (Bizet's Carmen ) (1984)

This film is a cinematic version of the 1875 opera about a colorful female cigarette-factory worker. Her flirtations with the soldier Don José are soon forgotten as she falls in love with the matador Escamillo.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 14, 1984
DVD Release Date: December 27, 1999
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Gilbert Adair
Monthly Film Bulletin

The organising flaw of this Carmen, which turns it into one long longueur, lies at the nub of the medium's specificity - of what it means to make, or be, a film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An opulent and enthralling screen version of Bizet's celebrated opera.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A surefire treat for opera buffs.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The combination of the casting and Bizet's music ought to make for the perfect opera film, but it doesn't quite.

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