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Title Beethoven lives upstairs [videorecording] / Eros Financial Investments Inc. presents in association with Classical Productions for Children Inc. ; a Devine Videoworks production ; producer, Richard Mozer ; screenplay, Heather Conkie ; producer/director, David Devine.

Imprint Toronto : Children's Group, ©2002.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile DVD    J BEE    Available
Description 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Classical kids, a symphony of stories for all ages
Classical kids.
System Details DVD; Dolby surround (DTS); digitally mastered.
Cast Neil Munro, Illya Woloshyn, Fiona Reid, Paul Soles, Albert Schultz, Sheila McCarthy.
Language Closed-captioned; optional French and Spanish soundtracks.
Note Based on the original sound recording work by Barbara Nichol.
Credits Music, Ludwig Van Beethoven ; editor, Rik Morden ; production designer, Cameron Porteous ; director of photography, David Perrault.
Note Originally produced as a television special in 1992.
Special features: behind-the-scenes interviews; Beethoven's Ninth music video; music gallery with over 50 min. of music; DVD-ROM features include interactive games to learn all about music and musical instruments--including tone, rhythm, pitch, expression and composition; how to read a score--even how to play Beethoven's piano. DVD-ROM features require PC or compatible with DVD-ROM drive, will not work on Macintosh systems.
Summary The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy's home upside-down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! At first, the boy resents their new tenant, but slowly ten-year-old Christoph comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. Beethoven Lives Upstairs is pure family entertainment that captures a special friendship between a great composer and a young boy. Based in part on historical fact and featuring more than twenty-five beautifully-performed excerpts of Beethoven's best-loved works. - Container.
At first, ten-year-old Christoph resents the eccentric boarder who enters his home, but slowly he comes to understand the torment of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness, and appreciate his genius and the beauty of his music.
Awards Emmy Award: Best Children's Program. Platinum Award: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. Award of Excellence: Film Advisory Board. Movie Hall of Fame Classic Award: Parents' Choice. Certified Multi-Platinum Video (Canada) -- Gold Camera Award: Best Children's Program; Best Direction -- Dove Family Approved Seal.
Subject Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Juvenile films.
Composers -- Juvenile films.
Music appreciation -- Juvenile films.
Deaf -- Juvenile films.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Children's films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Mozer, Richard.
Conkie, Heather.
Devine, David.
Munro, Neil, 1947-2009.
Woloshyn, Illya, 1981-
Reid, Fiona, 1951-
Soles, Paul.
Schultz, Albert, 1963-
McCarthy, Sheila.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
Morden, Rik.
Porteous, Cameron, 1937-
Perrault, David.
Nichol, Barbara. Beethoven lives upstairs.
Eros Financial Investments Inc.
Classical Productions for Children Inc.
Devine Videoworks.
ISBN 1894502582
Standard No. 068478436691
Music No. 84366-9 Children's Group Inc.

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