Excellent performance, distracting staging Apr 30, 2009
The performances of Ronstadt, Kline and Smith were excellent, as expected, well up to their movie version. The combination of the camera work and the staging, however, were very disappointing. I was constantly being distracted by lights beaming into the camera, as well as the position of the orchestra pit in mid-stage. Fine for outdoor theater perhaps, but it made for poor filming.