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William Fertik, Allan Miller

The Bolero

Edition 1980
26' - 1973 - Documentary, Short, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: William Fertik, Allan Miller With: Zubin Mehta
The first part of this Academy Award-winning short consists of a behind-the-scenes look at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as it prepares to perform Ravel's "Bolero." Individual musicians offer their thoughts as workers set up chairs and music stands; there are also comments by conductor Zubin Mehta and scenes of Mehta and the orchestra rehearsing. The rest of the film features a complete performance of "Bolero" with striking images of the orchestra as the music relentlessly approaches its climax.

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William Fertik, Allan Miller


Zubin Mehta

Director of Photography

Michael A. Jones


Sarah Stein


William Fertik, Allan Miller

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Countries of production

United States of America



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