Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Friday 1st July 1988

Production compaines: R.V.P. Productions, Virgin Vision, A Don Boyd Production

Reviews 1.5 / 5

IMDB: 5.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as King Zog, as Lover, as Preston, as Marietta, as Baroness, as The Actor, as Gilda, as Phoebe, Albie Selznick as Bell Boy, as Young Girl

Aria Review

Every decade or so, those wacky independents try this stunt -- getting a bunch of Big Name Directors together to make a collaborative movie. Invariably, it sucks (see Lumiere and Company), but rarely does it suck so hard as it does in Aria.

The conceit this time: Each director takes a piece of classical music and sets it to film -- mostly without dialogue and invariably without any sense whatsoever.

Examples: Naked women fawn over/threaten to stab sweaty bodybuilders. Buck Henry and wife cheat on each other unknowingly. Naked Elizabethans watch a play. Bridget Fonda (naked) romps in a Vegas hotel then commits suicide with her man. There is a clown with a drum. Elizabeth Hurley makes her (naked) screeen debut.

We applaud all this nakedness, we really do -- but seriously, do vanity projects like this really need to be made? Don't we all have better things to do?