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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Film Score Friday 7/26/19 by Scott Bettencourt
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2019 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

THE DAMNED UNITED is indeed one of the best movies of the century. After seeing it I said to a friend that Hooper was going to make a masterpiece one day. So it frustrates me to see him make something as grotesque as CATS.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2019 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

Re: Cats
could we wait till the movie comes out?!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2019 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Glad you, too, love musicals. (May our tribe increase.)

You might want to amend your composer credits/listing for FUNNY FACE. After Gershwin should come Roger Edens, who wrote the additional songs with Leonard Gershe. Adolph Deutsch was a fine composer, but this was one of his musical comedy movie jobs in which his duties were limited to conducting. The list of distinguished composers who contributed to the dance arrangements and underscore were: Alexander Courage, Conrad Salinger, Van Cleave and Skip Martin.

As to Rosalind Russell's singing in GYPSY, Broadway diva Lisa Kirk, uncredited, was hired to re-do the portions of the Mama Rose songs where Miss Russell's vocal was considered inadequate. For comparison, without too much searching, one can find online versions of Russell's songs as heard both before and after Kirk's sweetening.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2019 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

THE DAMNED UNITED is indeed one of the best movies of the century. After seeing it I said to a friend that Hooper was going to make a masterpiece one day. So it frustrates me to see him make something as grotesque as CATS.


The Damned United has tour de force performances from Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall as Clough and Taylor. Colm Meaney has a passing resemblance to Don Revie but almost every other part is horribly miscast. Decent film as long as you don’t think it’s more than superficially accurate.

 
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