List of films about Richard Wagner
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- The 1913 silent film Richard Wagner was directed by Carl Froelich and had Giuseppe Becce in the lead role who also wrote the musical score as Wagner's music was going to be too expensive. A documentary with the same title was made in 1925.
- The 1955 film Magic Fire was about some significant events in Wagner's life. It starred Alan Badel as Wagner.
- Wagner was portrayed by Lyndon Brook in the 1960 film Song Without End, which was principally about Wagner's father-in-law Franz Liszt.
- Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's 1972 film Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King has Gerhard März portraying Wagner.
- The 1975 Ken Russell film Lisztomania portrayed Wagner (played by Paul Nicholas) as a vampiric Nazi. Wagner was the antagonist of the film, which starred Roger Daltrey as Franz Liszt.
- A film of the composer's life, Wagner, was made in 1983 by the director Tony Palmer. The cast included Richard Burton as the composer, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave.
- The 1986 film Wahnfried was about Wagner and was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
- "Festival de Cannes: Wahnfried". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-25.