Nijinsky (1980)

Genius. Madman. Animal. God. Nijinsky.

  • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Release Date: 1980-03-20
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 11 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hera Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 11 Ratings
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The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her, after which his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to complete lunacy begins.

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  • Camera Douglas Slocombe Director of Photography
    Editing William Reynolds Editor
    Production Harry Saltzman Executive Producer
    Directing Herbert Ross Director
    Sound Colin Wood Boom Operator
    Sound Theodore Soderberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Editing Chris Barnes Associate Editor
    Art Peter James Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Alan Barrett Costume Design
    Art John Blezard Art Direction
    Camera Robin Vidgeon Assistant Camera
    Production Stanley O'Toole Producer
    Editing Michael E. Polakow Assistant Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Rosemary Burrows Wardrobe Supervisor
    Writing Hugh Wheeler Writer
    Sound John Lanchbery Conductor
    Sound Paul Wells Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Production Howard Jeffrey Associate Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Joan Hills Makeup Artist
    Directing Christopher Newman Third Assistant Director
    Writing Romola Nijinsky Writer
    Camera Chic Waterson Camera Operator
    Sound William Hartman Sound Editor
    Sound Richard Sperber Sound Editor
    Sound Douglas O. Williams Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Production Hunt Downs Publicist
    Production Nora Kaye Producer
    Camera Bert Cann Still Photographer
    Directing Louise Jaffe Script Supervisor
    Sound George Korngold Music Editor
    Sound Cyril Swern Sound Recordist
    Costume & Make-Up Pat Hay Hairstylist
    Sound Godfrey Marks Dialogue Editor
    Crew Mikhail Fokin Choreographer
    Costume & Make-Up Meinir Jones-Lewis Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Ken Lintott Makeup Designer
    Lighting John Tythe Gaffer
    Production Al Burgess Production Supervisor
    Directing Ariel Levy Assistant Director
    Art Michael Murchan Construction Manager
    Production Scott Wodehouse Production Manager
    Camera Danny Shelmerdine Assistant Camera
    Lighting Jack Coggins Electrician
    Directing Timea Veress First Assistant Director
    Costume & Make-Up Austin Cooper Wardrobe Master
    Crew Lily Poyser Unit Publicist