Six By Sondheim (Blu-ray)

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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 9, 2021
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: HBO Archive

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In HBO's fascinating documentary portrait Six by Sondheim, longtime collaborator James Lapine assembles an intricate and revealing mosaic of vintage and recent interviews with the always quotable Sondheim. Full Review
TV Guide
Dec 9, 2013
Six by Sondheim's awareness of its own design is unobtrusively embedded beneath every moment of the film, like a refrain buried so deep in a musical's score that the ear doesn't register it until the final curtain. Full Review
New York Magazine/Vulture
Dec 9, 2013
Despite the music in James Lapine's documentary, Six By Sondheim, it is archival clips of Mr. Sondheim describing how he writes that make the film a treasure. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Dec 6, 2013
It's always challenging to capture the essence of such artistry on film, and Lapine comes pretty close. Full Review
Variety
Dec 6, 2013
Rating: 4/4 -- Lapine's direction is almost the star of Six by Sondheim. Not only has he used the six songs to illuminate the composer's life, he organizes years and years of interviews as if they are an ongoing conversation - which, in many ways, they are. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Dec 9, 2013
Countless backstage stories, culled mostly from interviews and archival footage, are assembled in Six by Sondheim into the story of a life - and a life's work. Full Review
NPR
Dec 5, 2013
This program is Lapine's heartfelt gift to his great musical theatre collaborator. Full Review
Arts Fuse
Oct 26, 2017

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"Everybody has problems. Nobody goes through life unscathed, and I think if you write about those things, you're going to touch people," says Stephen Sondheim at the start of Six By Sondheim, an intimate look into his long and prolific career creating ground-breaking work that has redefined the musical theater. Directed by award-winning Broadway director and playwright James Lapine, and predominantly told by Sondheim himself, this film weaves together dozens of interviews of Sondheim, conducted throughout his illustrious career. Archival performances of Sondheim standards by stars like Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Dean Jones, Yvonne de Carlo, Larry Kert and Ethel Merman are interspersed with new performances produced exclusively for this feature documentary, showcasing such stars as Audra McDonald, Darren Criss and America Ferrera. Blending theatrical footage with rare interview footage and Sondheim's candid anecdotes, the six songs featured in the film are: "Something's Coming," "Opening Doors," "Send in the Clowns," "I'm Still Here," "Being Alive" and "Sunday." Art and life are intertwined for Sondheim, and Six by Sondheim is a story of both.
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