I have tried to gather together the various movies and documentaries
that have tried to portray Tchaikovsky and his works...
Movie Review - Song of My Heart - At the Park Avenue - NYTimes.com
It may be of interest to our readers that this first effort that I know
of a Tchaikovsky biography in film came out in 1947...I never heard of it
but one day many years ago I saw the ending of it and thought it was
pretty awful....we have yet to get a truly good movie biography of this
composer as the other efforts that came out circa 1971 i.e. "The Music
Lovers" and Soviet effort on "Tchaikovsky" 1970, leave a lot to be
Movie Review - The Music Lovers - Screen: Ken Russell's Study of
Tchaikovsky Opens - NYTimes.com
In spite of its sensationalism I found this to be the most interesting
of the renditions of his life portrayed so far...outside of the PBS
biography....it did hold your interest and it was not boring....you can
see it all on utube...
Tchaikovsky - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com
This effort came out of the Soviet in 1970...I dont remember it being
shown here...however several years ago I bought the video and found it
very unengaging and uninvolving...I saw it once and never once returned to
it...some people seemed to have enjoyed it....
Amazon.com: Tchaikovsky: Alice Glover, William Mannering, Sam Marks, Ed
Stoppard, Matthew Whiteman, Suzy Klein: Movies & TV
I saw this recently on utube and thought it banal and totally
uninteresting....perhaps other viewers had different takes on it.
scroll down to read the reviews....it appeared on BBC....
Amazon.com: Great Composers - Tchaikovsky: Simon Broughton: Movies & TV
Of the various films that have tried to portray the life of Tchaikovsky
this documentary which first came out in 1997 on PBS is the best in terms
of authenticity and veracity. It also takes you to the Russia of
today....too bad its only one hour....my choice on Tchaikovsky's life and
work...on movies portraying the life of artists my favorite is still "Lust
for Life' with Kirk Douglas....we are still waiting for something on this
composers life with the breadth and scope of that film about Vincent Van
Gogh...a story that sticks to the facts and tell it with energy and
dynamism....true to its subject, time and period...I hope this was of
interest to our viewers...