I still have the program. Starring: John Kerr, Mitzi Gaynor, Ray Walston, Rossano Brazzi. Just cringeworthy ickiness.
And even if that's true (which it isn't), what does it have to do with starting the movie with the Seabees-on-the-beach scene instead of the first Nellie-and-Emile scene? Mitzi Gaynor (Nellie) does her own singing.
During the song, he goes stage left and the Navy emblem is there but when he goes stage right there is the Navy emblem - when he returns stage left, the Marine emblem has taken its rightful place - guess they had extras for each and got confused during the scene.
Continuity mistake: When doing the "there is nothing like a dame" dance number on the beach, Ray Walston from cut to cut has his shirt either buttoned up or unbuttoned. I agree with R84. The Act I Finale is spliced onto the final reprise of "Dites Moi", so that this final track would be longer and the album would end triumphantly with Emile and Nellie reprising "Some Enchanted Evening". Seriously, watch the roadshow cut.
I also like all the extras on the "South Pacific" DVD of the film. Too bad. It was a fantastic thing to watch after viewing the musical. [quote]Isn't that awfully sad? 19, 1958 (1958-03-19) In the US, the album stayed at No.1 on the Billboard 200 for seven months, the fourth longest run ever. R115 I have that film on DVD which was transferred off an old video cassette.It's not that difficult to find a copy among collectors. She was selected preciselt for having a bright, clean, generic soprano voice. Page 110 sees the next salvo: ‘the color filters in "South Pacific" [...] deserve every particle of ridicule heaped on them for over half a century’. Why did the powers-that-be sanction a screenplay that ruined a story that was a major Broadway hit, cultural phenomenon and incredible artistic success? She summoned Rodgers, Hammerstein and Logan to her dressing room and said she would withdraw from the production if the weren't done exactly as it had been in New York. I bought the DVD set that includes the roadshow version and the regular version, along with a lot of extras. You can unsubscribe at any time. Template:Tales of the South Pacific. John Kerr was dubbed by Bill Lee, who also dubbed Christopher Plummer in "The Sound of Music". R&H also had that production filmed in 16mm B&W one Sunday afternoon when the show was dark for archival purposes. Admittedly, "captain" is a standard aviation term for the pilot of an aircraft, but it would be unlikely to be used in this situation, since the term has a specific military meaning. %0D %0D For my money, she was no match for Audrey Hepburn either. |
%0D %0D Prior to acting, he was an Olympic medal winner in the decathlon. It's a very funny story involving winking at Hammerstein through fake tears and histrionics. Afterward, palm trees that had been knocked down by the storm had to be put back together by the film crew. Mitzi Gaynor (Nellie) does her own singing. Emile is not shown in the film until about thirty minutes into it; in the film, Nellie first appears during the scene with the Seabees. , The Original Soundtrack of the film was released in 1958. I'm curious to see Mary Martin's legendary performance. So I have no doubt that reversing the order was done Logan's at Logan's direction. "A" list all the way. Do you even own a book? It sucks because Logan was never a good director and Gaynor can't act. Gaynor only made three forgettable movies after SP, and disappeared off the big screen forever by 1963. Before he was 20, he had visited all but three States of the Union. She could do anything and everything so effortlessly that she never really got her due. Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Alternate Versions My mother took me to see this movie in Rahway, NJ when I was all of 10 or so (any other Union County-ites in the house?) I've never tried to post a photo here before, so I hope this works.
It was fantastic. - but in the case of South Pacific, the proximate cause for it being d.o.a.
Who dubbed her, and why isn't that person listed in the credits (given that Giorgio Tozzi, who dubbed Emile de Becque, is credited)? “What is it?” Logan said, just to be polite, as he didn’t feel they needed any more ‘colour’ for Roberts. Near the beginning of the film, the "Bloody Mary" number begins while Lieutenant Cable is still on the airplane, approaching the island. I enjoy the actors, the music and the director's work. And I was a little kid, a musical theatre gay in training. Other mistake: In the opening scene on the airplane, one of the men tells Lt. Cable, "The captain wants to know if you'd like to sit up in the cockpit with him?" Design and text © 1996 - 2020 Jon Sandys. Question: I have heard that the role of Bloody Mary was dubbed in this movie. is that the direction and editing rarely even comes close to connecting with the action, the performers or the score. The European cut of the film starts with Nellie and Emile's scene like it should. BTW, the London production was the show business debut of a young Scottish bodybuilder who auditioned for Logan and was immediately cast as one of the shirtless Seabees. If you think this film is boring or bad in any way, it is a reflection on you. In "Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter," author Richard Barrios bashes the film's color filters several times in the book. Also westerns. In later years, Michener would state that he never knew his parents, though many now believe that Mabel Michener was, in fact, his biological mother.  Metropolitan Opera star Giorgio Tozzi provided the singing voice for the role of Emile de Becque in the film. Hm.... She could sing, she could wash men right out of her hair, that's good. "They should have just hired some actress with star quality and dubbed her voice. Who dubbed Kerr's voice?
Frankly, it's one of the few mainstream color films of the decade I can think of that tries anything different than the normal. And amen to the poster who complained about the stupid color filters. He was quickly taken aside and the realities of moviemaking were explained to him. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: In July 2010, Producers Ileen Maisel and Bob Balaban are developing a film remake of South Pacific. The film, directed by Joshua Logan, starred Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr and Ray Walston in the leading roles with Juanita Hall as Bloody Mary, the part that she had played in the original stage production. I'm not old enough to have seen in during it's original run. But when it came time for the film, R&H wanted Logan. It grossed nearly half as much as the second highest, AUNTIE MAME ($9.1 million; $72.3 million today). For the film, I always thought Mitzi Gaynor's voice was awfully thin in her songs. Theatrical release poster I agree with the poster who told the OP that if he didn't enjoy the film, then go on to something else. Joshua Logan It is claimed that Portinatx on the island of Ibiza was used in several scenes.
I think R62 is right; I can't believe that DD was passed over for alleged slights at a party. (Note: In the original theatrical release, the musical number was in two parts, with a substantial scene in between, thus giving Cable much more time to arrive. After the war, Michener returned to editing textbooks, but the success of Tales of the South Pacific, which is actually a collection of 19 stories, detailing the everyday lives of officers and enlisted men - and women - seemingly stranded in the limbo of a South Sea Island paradise until the War, all to soon, catches up with them, would lead to Michener winning the Pulitzer Prize.
Richard Rogers preferred the vocal performance of Muriel Smith who played the part in London.
Quite a step down from SP. Mitzi was fine. Screenplay by
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