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The Lady Comes Across

Howard Pollack.

in The Ballad of John Latouche

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 8275 words.

Latouche’s final musical with Vernon Duke, The Lady Comes Across (1942), with choreography again with Balanchine, was a bomb, lasting only three performances. The work was to feature the...

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The Perfect Servant

Gayle Sherwood Magee.

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 11078 words.

In his best-received late film Gosford Park, Altman and his collaborators chose to incorporate preexisting songs written by real-life actor and singer Ivor Novello (played by Jeremy...

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Casting About

Matthew Kennedy.

in Roadshow!

January 2014; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 4276 words.

Chapter eight traces the tortured development of MGM’s big budgeted original musical Goodbye, Mr. Chips, based on the James Hilton novel and the 1939 MGM film. Arthur Jacobs (Doctor Dolittlenull...

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“… hold on tight, let the flight begin …”

Jon Burlingame.

in The Music of James Bond

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 2966 words.

John Barry settled his tax debts with British authorities in 1983 and was thus able to return to work in London. He scored Octopussy, which is set in part in India and which features...

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“… until the world falls away …”

Jon Burlingame.

in The Music of James Bond

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 4069 words.

Brosnan continued as Bond, but as studio MGM-UA exercised greater control over the music of the Bond films, a new strategy was employed for the 1997 film: A “cattle call” of many different...

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Buying and Selling

Matthew Kennedy.

in Roadshow!

January 2014; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 5068 words.

This chapter introduces Paramount Pictures to the musical roadshow game of the late 1960s. The studio was ailing after a series of box office duds. Its aging board and executive staff...

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“… Come Watch For De Moon …”

Jon Burlingame.

in The Music of James Bond

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 7973 words.

This chapter introduces Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, the producers of the Bond films based on the Ian Fleming novels, and their first composer Monty Norman. Norman was a British...

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The Music of James Bond

Jon Burlingame.

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 352 pages.

This book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the songs and scores written for the movie adventures of Ian Fleming's Agent 007 of the British Secret Service. The book looks at many aspects...

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