THE STING

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dulcinea
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THE STING

Post by dulcinea » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:25 pm

When I went with my family to watch Roy Hill's movie I was interested in the plot; I was not particularly concerned with the music. However, when the first notes of THE ENTERTAINER started, my hair stood up, my eyes popped out, and my blood ran up and down, and I and everybody else in the theatre started humming that gloriously catchy tune. That remained the case for the entirety of the movie, and by the end it was obvious that Joplin's music had helped THE STING to be a major hit.
How did you like the movie and its music when you first experienced them? And also a personal question: why did Hamlisch choose turn of the century rags to musicalize a crime story set in the 1930s? Wasn't that a little like using Baroque music for a Western?
Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord! Alleluya!

dulcinea
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Re: THE STING

Post by dulcinea » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:25 pm

You have heard of Scott Joplin and ragtime, right?
Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord! Alleluya!

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