I've Seen Fire And I've Seen Rain
August 18, 2008 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Name that DVD: A requiem performance, a burnt-out building, and footage of the fire that gutted the building.

I'm pretty sure I rented it from netflix at some point years ago. I THINK it was a production of mozart's requiem, but it might have been some other classical, mostly choral, work. The performance took place in the remains of a burnt-out building, I think an eastern european national library. There was some amazing footage of the fire that destroyed the building, taken inside while the books are all burning around the cameraman.
posted by nomisxid to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Could the building have been the Fenice Opera House in Venice?
posted by Leon at 10:07 AM on August 18, 2008

Response by poster: Most certainly NOT an opera house. The singers are setup in the rotunda of the library, there is no place for an audience to sit, so you get lots of odd shots of people shuffling around pillars trying to get a decent view.
posted by nomisxid at 10:29 AM on August 18, 2008

You can view a list of every dvd you've rented from netflix by going to "Your Accout"->"DVD Rental Activity"->"Show All Returned Videos".
posted by stavrogin at 10:39 AM on August 18, 2008

The Ninth Gate?
posted by palindromic at 10:55 AM on August 18, 2008

Response by poster: stavrogin, I'm no longer with netflix, the allure of the in-store exchanges of blockbuster was too strong. Now that they've got the roku device, and the upcoming xbox-360 support, though....
posted by nomisxid at 10:55 AM on August 18, 2008

Response by poster: plaindromic, it's not a movie, it's a DVD of a musical performance.
posted by nomisxid at 10:57 AM on August 18, 2008

Best answer: Mozart's Requiem in Sarajevo?
posted by rtha at 11:03 AM on August 18, 2008

Response by poster: rtha's got it.

Interestingly, if one logs into one's defunct netflix account and navigates to the "your account" page, they will get your hopes up, because you'll see the link for rental history. Sadly, if you click the link, they just take you back to the sign-up page.
posted by nomisxid at 11:10 AM on August 18, 2008

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