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Genre Documentary
Running Time 89 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Dec 7, 2012
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Wagner & Me

Stephen Fry is one of Britain's best loved performers - a multi-talented actor, presenter and writer. He played the title role in the Hollywood movie Wilde, presents the cult quiz-show QI, and makes regular appearances in the hit US drama Bones. He is a lifelong fan of the music of Richard Wagner - the world's most controversial composer.But Stephen is also Jewish and, as he is acutely aware, the intensity of his enthusiasm for the composer was matched - or even surpassed - by that of Hitler.In… Show more

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Dec. 12, 2012 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

To truly appreciate “Wagner & Me,” a BBC documentary getting a spotty theatrical release in this country, you have to cherish the music of Richard Wagner with the same quivering intensity as host Stephen Fry. A writer, actor, and beloved British television personality — think Oscar Wilde with the rough edges sanded off — Fry was apparently floored by a recording of “Tannhäuser” as a child; to him, the Ring Cycle and Wagner’s other operas are the alpha and omega of Western Civilization’s artistic expression.

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