about two popular and famous partners, Gilbert and Sullivan,
who produced 14 comic operettas between 1871-1896.
This film takes a closer look behind the
scenes, and gave me quite a history lesson, with lots of dialogue
and details. The whole cast, I thought, did an outstanding job.
The first half of the film is a bit slow,
but it picks up speed as it progresses.
This is solid, entertaining film making,
and well worth seeing.
Quite possibly the best film about theater
ever made--a movie that takes you through the paces, from inception
to production of the Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan.
It's lush, lavish, and just plain grand.
If you love the theater, you'll love this movie.
is the story of a moneymaking partnership that nearly parted
ways in 1884.
The director has staged important and meaningful
portions of Gilbert & Sullivan's famous comic operettas.
This production has produced a narrative
feature based on real events and historical figures.
I liked the way this movie takes us behind
the scenes, with some episodes being highly amusing. It has a
slow, sluggish start, but in the end the film recreates the development
of the operetta, The Mikado, which was a success and saved
Gilbert & Sullivan's careers.