Apr 6, 2008

Adieu Jules

As a memorial to Jules Dassin, American director and philhellene, who passed away last week, the Greek Parliament's tv channel showed "The Rehearsal" last night. I have never been able to catch it from the beginning on Greek public television or track it down at the video store. It is a uniquely staged documentary (filmed entirely in a New York warehouse) depicting the events of the Polytechnic uprising of November 1973 during the the Greek junta. Sir Laurence Olivier, Maximilian Schell, Aurthur Miller, young Olympia Dukakis and of course his wife, unforgettable Melina Mercouri and others make up the cast. It is a powerful film, splendidly directed by Dassin, who once said he was most proud of this movie out of all his works.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i saw it too ,

and was overwelmed.

think that ,
its been hidden from the public

for many years , now

because i had never seen it ,

adieu jules. =Z=

EllasDevil said...

I'm sorry to say I missed this....

If you notice it coming up again... please please lemme know!

EllasDevil said...

It appears I found my own information. The Vouli channel will again show the program again on the evening of Holy Monday.

EllasDevil said...

...and I said again twice. I need to proof read before I click submit!!!!!

FLUBBERWINKLE said...

Thanks E.D.!

(Again, thanks)
:-)