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Can we (and should we) salvage Richard Wagner's spectacular music from its embrace by Adolf Hitler? In Wagner & Me, English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry attempts to answer this question while exploring his own passion for history's most controversial composer. With the witty and charming Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Wagner's life - and his 'stained' legacy.
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An exuberant & deeply personal documentary. Fry is a charming and thoughtful guide. --National Public Radio
Gracefully alternates interviews & biographical passages with stirring lyrical musical sequences. Tracing the creation of masterpieces like 'Parsifal' and the 'Ring' cycle, Mr. Fry, who is Jewish, explores Wagner's virulent anti-Semitism and Hitler's co-optation of his music during the Third Reich. --The New York Times
Any time spent with the erudite Fry is a pleasure... Wagner & Me flies by as if on wings. --Seattle Times
good video essay about Wagner and Hitler by Stephen Fry. very good audio,Published 10 months ago by Carlton Gordon
Fry is obviously obsessed with Wagner's music. Welcome to the club. You, I and about 10 million others who recognize Wagner as THE genius of the Romantic era and by far the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rudolf Dankwort
If you are a Frye & Laurie fan and/or have loved Stephen Fry in all his many hats (from drama to comedy), this is a must of a documentary. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ann reich
At first the disc did not run on my DVD or PC. I had to unload another player to the PC and then it worked well. Read morePublished 18 months ago by federico dochi
I like Wagner's music. But...I could hardly hear Fry talking sometimes because the music was SO LOUD! No subtitles so I never knew what he said. That is why I gave it a 3-star. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael L. Sweet
The volume of the background music masks the narration.
At least supply text subtitles. Otherwise as interesting ,intelligent, and human as Fry does always
I saw this movie several years ago and was very impressed with it and saw it on your web site and bought it, it is one of the best purchases I have ever made.Published on August 14, 2013 by Peter Corbett
Anyone who thinks they like the music of Wagner must have this documentary.
Stephen Fry does an interesting, enlightening job on the little-known connection
between... Read more