From the acclaimed director of Anne of Green Gables...comes a new film meant to entice and captivate the musically literate. Based on the opera "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sullivan's newest movie release - "Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries" - tells the story of a young singer named Tom who falls in love with the mysterious woman who is cast opposite him in The Magic Flute. Tom's imagination carries him back to the 18th century to the grandeur and glory of Mozart's time, but he soon realizes that his "reality" holds just as much as suspense, romance, and intrigue as his daydreams.
Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries recently was awarded Best Family Film at the Staten Island Film Festival in Canada.
My husband and I watched the film after our daughter's bedtime several weeks ago. Although it certainly is clean and refreshingly devoid of sexuality, violence, or language, I wouldn't necessarily categorize it as a "family film" because the plot is a bit too serious and "grown-up" for young ones. The genre would best be described as "drama" or simply "opera." This film is truly for the classical music aficionado. Brimming with elaborate costumes, operatic humor, and a full dose of Mozart's musical masterpieces, The Magic Flute Diaries is not your latest blockbuster hit. What it IS is a tasteful piece of culture.
In the mood for a little Mozart? View the trailer, purchase a copy for yourself for $24.99, or enter to win a copy for your next date night or for a homeschool lesson on Mozart or for a gift to your favorite music teacher...
WIN IT! There will be three winners. Each will receive a copy of Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Friday, July 11 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * This contest is open to readers from the U.S. and Canada.
*UPDATE* The winners are #129 Tina Hamersley, #87 Hazel, and #85 Angie. Congratulations!
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looks like a great kids dvd
The Magic Flute Diaries sounds like a gem I would love to possess - fabulous Mozart music, costumes, imaginal scenes, and romance!
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I would love to win this prize.
I love the Magic Flute and would love the DVD.
My Daughter got to work in the choir for Our Metro Opera this summer.What an experience for a farm girl!! She loved it. This Opera is one she would like to add to her collection.Thanks for the contest.
Thank you for the contest. I would like to win and give this to my daughter.
would love to see this :)
sounds like a real fun girl movie.
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This sounds like a fantastic movie - it sounds much different from the mainstream today. I'd love to see it. Thank you for the great contest!
I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Great prize, love the movie!
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Never heard of the movie, but it sounds very good!
ty 4 the great contest!:)
Always love a good movie! Thanks for the contest!
Any culture you can expose kids to is a very good thing!
kids are never too young to be introduced to the classicals
Sounds like a good one to watch with the hubby!
It would be a pleasure to receive this and have it in my home, thanks for the opportunity!
"His reality holds just as much ... as his daydreams"... sounds like it plays off multiple layers of Mozart, the Magic Flute opera, AND the underlying performing arts group presenting the performance -- which means this should be quite a cultural stew!
Wow, classic and tasteful, in one nice bundle! Thanks!
I've always loved all of the Anne of Green Gables books!
THIS LOOKS LIKE A GREAT MOVIE!
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I would love to see this movie
This looks like a great move that my kids would both enjoy.
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This would be a fun video to have.
This sounds like a good movie for family night.
I have never heard of this DVD. It won an award in Canada for family films. I would love to see a good family film for a change.
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This sounds like a really good DVD--I get so sick of the garbage that is the daily fare on TV--so I would really like to win this.
Sounds like a good movie!
I've never heard of this movie before. But it sounds really interesting, and would love to win a copy of my very own!
Based on my favorite opera, I know I'd cry when watching it. I'm sure I'd be wishing my Dad were still aloive, to watch it with me. (Mind you, I still want it! This brings back happy memories!)
My niece is a flutist and she would love this movie. Thanks for the chance.
I love Mozart's Music; so let me win.
thanks for the chance to win
I love Mozart, so this could be interesting.
A very nice prize, enter me.
This would be a perfect gift for my family....its good clean fun! I totally love this movie! I'm so excited you are giving this away! Thank you!
it looks really good
I want to win!
movie night, here i come!
My daughter and I would really enjoy this. We appreciate classical music very much!
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Sounds like a good movie. I like having the kids hear classical music, even if they are in bed and we're watching a DVD at night...
This would be perfect for my niece who is a terrific flutist.
Sounds like a good movie. Would love to see!! Thanks for the chance!!
Wow! These look good, please enter me.
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There are no boobs, guns, or car chases? I don't believe it ;) Since I don't know when we're every going to get back to the opera, I would love to watch this. Thanks again for all the hard work you put into your blog!
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sounds like a good movie, thank you for the chance to win it!
i'd like to see this
looks great, I have heard a lot about it
sounds like a good movie-thanks
I haven't gotten to see this classic yet and would love too!
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This must be a great one.
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Fantasy movies are among my favorites
The Magic Flute was the first opera I saw and I fell in love with the story, the music and the composer! I've never heard of this movie, but it looks like something I'd enjoy (the Anne of Green Gables connection doesn't hurt, either!)
Thanks for the contest!
The more I come back to your site the more I love it. The Magic Flute Diaries sounds like such a great movie. I'd love to watch it.
Sounds interesting - thanks
I'd love to watch this on DVD :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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This sounds wonderful! The girls night out group would love it and I would, too, being a long time fan of Mozart! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com
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Wouldn't this be fantastic to see in the theater on stage??
I would love to win the movie. It's my kind of entertainment and I'm trying to bring culture into my grandchildren's life.
This sounds like a great movie, I'd also like to watch it with my mother included. Its hard for her to find things to watch these days, since she's offended by all the language and gratuitous violence!
This sounds like a super movie!!!
Anything Kevin Sullivan puts his hand to turns out wonderful. I've followed the production notes on this project from his MySpace page and am looking forward to seeing the final cut.
Woah, the costumes look awesome in those stills. I really enjoy movies with cool costumes and if they have great music, they get super double plus points.
Dramas are my thing!
I have always been curious about this opera, but since musicals are definitely not hubby's thing, I haven't had an opportunity to see it. Maybe if I bring it home in movie form it will be a little more palatable for him... or maybe it will just give him the opportunity to knock it out loud. Hmmmm... worth a shot anyways!
What can I say?...I love Anne of Green Gables! I would love to win this dvd. I am sure my kids would enjoy it.
I love dramas - this sounds like the sort of film I enjoy - would love to see it.
Looks good. Count me in!
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I've never heard of it but it definitely sounds like one I'd like!
I love this opera!
This sounds like a nice change from those mindless (awful) summer blockbusters . . .
my kids are young (2 and 4) but are crazy into the cultural stuff! They both adore going to the museum and looking at the art, not just the dinosaurs! And they both enjoy classical music and especially Ballet! Go figure. I know they would like this movie as much as I would. Thanks for Another great giveaway!
like to win this
Very nice movie! Would love to win it.
This would be a great movie to watch with my kids!
I always enjoy Mozart so hope I get a chance to enjoy this dvd
i would love to win this, I love fantasy type movies and this is just down my alley, thanks for the contest.
Would love to win these!
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Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite movies of all time! I have four sisters, and all of us, along with our Mom would watch these every year growing up. Now all of us are Anne of Green Gables fanatics!
Growing up my Mom called my Anne of Purple, after Anne is this movie because my middle name is Anne.
Anne of Green Gables is being rebroadcast now on PBS. The story never grows old. I would like to see more work by Sullivan. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Sounds like a nice film.
This looks like a great movie.I would love to have a copy to watch. Thanks for the giveaway!
It is always nice to hear about a good clean movie, this one sounds great.
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This looks interesting. I would like to see it.
I would love to win Mozart’s Magic Flute Diaries, thank you!
Nice giveaway, I want to win !! Thanks !!!
hope I win thanks
I would love to share this with my grandchildren. Thank you for this giveaway!
I would love to see this. The music sounds interesting.
I'd love o win this, my12 year old plays flute, and it is an appropriate show for her as well.
I love the beautiful music of Mozart-would love to see this.
I would love to win this for my daughter
The Magic Flute is one of my favorite operas
What a wonderful film and awesome prize...thanks so much...please count me in :)
Mozart was great, thanks.
This is the first that I've heard of this movie -- it sounds absolutely intriguing.
I listen to Mo everyday
this does look good
Mozart is heavenly to listen to while relaxing. Great choice for a give-a-way.
Sounds like a very good movie.
Please count me in.
This should be wonderful to see.
I would love to win this for my daughter. Please enter me
I've lost count of how many times I have watched Anne of Green Gables. I'm sure anything by that director is going to be enjoyable. As fans of Mozart, this movie would be a double treat for my husband and me.
What a special DVD. I would love to sit with my grandbabies and watch this with them.
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i like it
This has to be a really special movie.
Sounds like an interesting movie...I'd love to own this one since I love this genre of movies and prefer them over many.
I've always wished opera was more accessible. This sounds like a great way to make it so!
Sounds great! :)
The women in my family have a special fondness for the Magic Flute. We'd enjoy watching this very much.
I love Mozart. Thank you for the contest.
wow...anything made by the same people who did Anne of Green Gables has got to be good. This is exciting. Thanks for telling us about it.
If only I had a magic flute
I'd take you back to the days of my youth
How much better a life I would have had
If only you'd been with me
I'd have always been glad!!
I love Mozart--sounds like a fun movie!
Happy Fourth of July! My husband are in dire need of a date night. Please sign us up for this movie. I appreciate it. Thanks, Cindi
didn't know this was a movie.. I'd really like this
thank you fro another chance
This sounds good to me,I remember enjoying the Anne of Greene Gables series. I loved the opera as well.
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thank-you for the chance to win
Sounds good!--no sex or violence. (Yay!) Beautiful music. Fine actors.... Something I would definitely enjoy watching.
This sounds so lovely
What a beautiful idea for a movie. Good choice.
The Magic Flute is such a beautiful opera that I can well imagine this to be an interesting non-fall-asleep movie.
Thanks for the chance and thanks for the review!
I can only say that I would just love to win this true "piece of culture" - as you name it. Thank you for the special prize choices you make us happy with!
This looks like a really good movie. I love fantasy type movies. Thank you for the chance. Please enter me in your giveaway :)
I'd love to win this. I enjoyed the Anne of Green Gables series, so I'd imagine this could be something interesting to watch as well.