Toward the Unknown Region: Malcolm Arnold

Tony Palmer's two part documentary celebrates one of Britain's largely underestimated, yet most popular composers and the triumph of a man against all the odds. Arnold's nine symphonies form the backbone of this in-depth exploration, which includes extracts from some of his many movies ('Bridge on the River Kwai', 'Whistle Down the Wind', 'Blue Murder at St Trinians' etc), performances and a moving interview with the 83-year-old himself. Palmer also revisits old friends and family members who talk candidly about Arnold's life successes and failures.

Year: 2004
Genre: Documentaries, Performing Arts, Biography
Country: UK
Director: Tony Palmer
Starring: Malcolm Arnold
Duration: 133 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: Performing Arts



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