Pavarotti in films

Odd Pavarotti Blog is 10 years!

Odd Pavarotti Blog celebrates its 10 years this month! Time flies, but I really can’t believe that it has gone 10 years already! Well, it’s true: On May 1st 2009 I started this blog about the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).

I wrote this in my very first blog post:

Hopefully this blog will be interesting for all Pavarotti’s fans, also the ardent ones. It will sometimes be somewhat funny or odd as the perspectives taken on Pavarotti’s art, life and legacy will take many odd turns and twists.

I hope I’ve been able to do a little bit of just that, in spite of some periods when I wasn’t writing any new blog posts. Sometimes life comes in the way of blogging! I also hope you also have liked it when I’ve gone somewhat off topic.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for interacting with me! I especially want to thank my over 1.000 followers who are following this blog via e-mail,  Word Press, Facebook, and Twitter. Many thanks as well to those who follow my play lists on Spotify and YouTube.

Look out for more blog posts about Pavarotti (and some off topic subjects as well …) in this jubilee year! Look especially out for more about the new Pavarotti documentary and Decca’s 90th anniversary.

I hope that you all will continue to visit Odd Pavarotti Blog in the future! And if you’re not already a follower, why not start following Odd Pavarotti Blog today? 🙂

Many greetings to all my readers, who in fact comes from all over the globe. Grazie! Mille grazie!

This blog post no. 322 was first published 06-05-2019. Last revision 06-05-2019.

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10 fantastic Pavarotti facts

Pavarotti’s record company Decca has made 10 short videos to mark the 10th anniversary of his death. These videos are also commercials for the latest Pavarotti compilation album, the new double CD from Decca entitled The People’s Tenor.

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This blog post no. 317 was first published 07-09-2017. Last revision 07-09-2017.

Happy Valentine’s Day with Pavarotti!

Today is Valentine’s Day! It’s time to celebrate love and especially the love for the one that you love the most! So why not celebrate love with the great Pavarotti?

For this very special occasion I’ve selected the wonderful song “If We Were In Love” from the romantic film “Yes, Giorgio”. The video below is taken from the film.

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So now you just have to do what you have to do: Buy these flowers and that box of chocolates, and then take your love for a grand tour in a balloon while you sing excerpts from the Italian opera repertoire and more. Or you could just send that special someone a text message via your phone. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day! Buon San Valentino! Love and amore from Odd Pavarotti Blog! 🙂

This blog post no. 306 was first published 14-02-2016. Last revision 14-02-2016.

Christmas with Pavarotti: The film “Love Actually” … and clothes once owned by Pavarotti

Christmas is once again here, and along comes all the Christmas traditions that we have become so used to, and then some. One Christmas tradition is for many to watch cheesy, sentimental, more or less romantic films on television.

Not every one of these films have a clear Christmas theme, but they are in one way or another related to Christmas. Maybe the most famous Christmas film of them all, It’s a Wonderful Life from 1946, is a good example, if there’s such a thing as a Christmas film genre.

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And there are many more. One of the Christmas films from recent years is Love Actually from 2003 which is shown regularly on television every year around Christmas time. If you just accept that it is a Christmas film it’s quite entertaining!

One dialogue from this films I find particularly funny is this one. It starts off scene #51 where Emma Thompson is Karen and Alan Rickman is Harry:

  • Karen: That was a good night. Though I felt fat.
  • Harry: Oh don’t be ridiculous.
  • Karen: It’s true. Nowadays the only clothes I can get into were once owned by Pavarotti.
  • Harry: I always think Pavarotti dresses very well.

This is a very good example of Pavarotti in popular culture. At least since the 1980’s many references to Pavarotti have popped up in for example films and tv-series. One day I’ll publish a list of the many films and tv-series that use Pavarotti as a cultural reference. In fact, I have counted around 100 (!!!) films and tv-series so far, and the list keeps growing.

Anyhow, it’s once again time to dress as well as Pavarotti and to celebrate Christmas in style with family, friends, good food and drink, a Christmas film, and the one and only Pavarotti!

In fact, that’s all you need for Christmas! 🙂

This post was first published 23-12-2015. Last revision 23-12-2015.