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|Rodgers Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies|
Actors: Julie Andrews, Charles Boyer, Charmian Carr, Charles Farrell, Shirley Jones
Director: Kevin Burns
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
The movies came alive with the sound of music when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II teamed up to pen a spectacular string of musical hits, including "Oklahoma!" The King and I," "South Pacific" and of course "The S... more »
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Fall in Love with Rodgers & Hammerstein
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was browsing through the DVD section when I came across this gem. I'm not a big musical lover myself but I found myself humming along by the end of the DVD. "Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies" is a well done A & E television production. The various sections of the DVD are hosted by Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno,Charmian Carr, and Nancy Kwan. The documentary covers classic movie productions of State Fair, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I, The Sound of Music, etc. With interesting tidbits about casting, production, missing scenes and/or songs, this documentary has something both people who love the musicals and those who have never seen them before. By the end of the documentary, you actually will want to see the movies themselves. There are no special features to the DVDs except the ability to do chapter searches so there probabily is no advantage to buying this on DVD versus VHS or laserdisc."
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN LIVES ON
ALAIN ROBERT | ST-HUBERT,QUEBEC | 12/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For my final critic,i've made a nice pick with this excellent documentary, that has excerps of all of the duo's screen adaptations ,along with some footage of DICK AND OSCAR on GROUCHO MARX SHOW(he makes fun of their names)and some scenes never seen before ,like FRANK SINATRA singing a song from CAROUSEL.To present this, they choose actors who were in these movies:SHIRLEY JONES,JULIE ANDREWS,RITA MORENO ,and even the girl who dubbed DEBORAH KERR for THE KING AND I.A documentary well worth seeing ,that can certainly be the start for future fans to be.You'll have fun seeing screen adaptations in different countries.There is no doubt today that RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN are part of the AMERICAN culture heritage, it's no wonder that TIME made them entertainer of the century."
Wonderful for R&H Fans
Irving Parke-Rhode | Chicago, IL USA | 11/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aside from the excellent documentary the extras are a great bonus-especially the screen tests. For the remake of STATE FAIR you get to see Ann-Margret's entire original Fox screen test, she sings Bill Bailey, Mack the Knife and in a test for the role of Margy she does a scene and sings It Might As Well Be Spring. Also included are test scenes for the part of Emily-the part she played in the movie. Andy Williams tests for the part of Pat (the reporter) with Barbara Eden as Margy and he sings a bit of All I Owe Ioway (he's from Iowa) and then does a great version of It Might As Well Be Spring. There's also something called Foreign Dubbing Test/The Sound of Music which is Marni Nixon singing most of the songs Julie Andrews sings in the movie. They don't explain exactly what it's for but it's a nice bonus. Mitzi Gaynor performs A Cockeyed Optimist and A Wonderful Guy in her test for South Pacific. There are also a bunch of Sound of Music tests as well. Since these aren't on the DVDs of the movies themselves they are a great addition for R&H movie fans."
This is a Wonderful Documentary
Michele S. Techman | IL USA | 09/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have the first one The Sound of Movies one on VHS that I bought back in 1996 and this new DVD version is so much better than the one I have on VHS.
There is so much more information about the movies than before and seeing the screen tests were pretty interesting also.
Although I think on some of the screen tests they went a little overboard and after a while that part got a little tedious.
Otherwise I love how they put each movie into a chapter and I can then go to the movie I want to see.
I recommend this DVD to any Rodgers & Hammerstein, Julie Andrews and fans of movie musicals in general.
This would make a wonderful Birthday or Holiday Gift for a close friend or family member."