Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8m1 Over the Rainbow

We are ecstatic to begin our next film subject, The Wizard of Oz (1939), arguably the most magical film ever produced. At the heart of our movie is a song that changed the world. "Over the Rainbow" is one of the most lauded, most performed, and most beloved pieces of music we know of and our dive into the film begins with a conversation centered on this Arlen & Yarburg-penned standard. We discuss the special history of the song and the way in which it vividly paints our heroine Dorothy's inner world. What began 80 years ago as a humbly staged song on a Kansas farm has become a powerful anthem around the world - built not from bombast but from melodic beauty, harmonic depth, and lyrical aspiration. Join us as we explore and celebrate the song that speaks to the dreamer in us all - "Over the Rainbow".

The Wizard of Oz -Herbert Stothart (score), Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg (song score) - 1939 - Metro Goldwyn Mayer (Victor Fleming, et al, dir,)

The Wizard of Oz in Full Score - Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg - Omni Music Publishing (conductor score)

The Wizard of Oz - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Deluxe Edition] - Warner Archive Collection


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Guys,
    There's an old joke that I won't bother telling here. Because you and your fans can see a short film BASED of the joke here.
    it's the "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" joke... nuff said.