Reviews

  • In the jargon of the critical profession, this is what is known as a scream...a wonderfully raucous idea with inspired editing.

    Hollywood Reporter
  • Jon Else gives us a glimpse of the opera's unsung heroes - stagehands - with his fascinating and often comic film. A must for anyone who ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of lavish productions.

    S.F. Weekly
  • One could scarcely imagine a more energizing or enlightening introduction to Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" than Jon Else's documentary...Else's camera and expert editing depict a world that teeters on the brink of chaos.

    San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle