Allegro Non Troppo (1976)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Fantasy, Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Something of a Fantasia for adults, Allegro Non Troppo intercuts slapstick live-action sequences -- which relay the story of a beleaguered animator's (Maurizio Nichetti) ongoing battle with an Oliver Hardy-like orchestra conductor -- and animated sequences, set to classical music, which visually interpret selected works of Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. The liveliest piece, set to Ravel's Bolero, delineates a series of "spontaneous generations" from an abandoned Coke bottle. The most haunting piece, set to Sibelius' Valse Triste, depicts a forlorn cat wandering the ruins of a condemned building and constantly hallucinating that he is back in the lap of luxury. Allegro Non Troppo is the brainchild of gifted Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto.

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animation, battle [war], battle-of-wills, conductor [music], fantasy, orchestra, reality

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values