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 Posted:   Mar 11, 2012 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

What do you think of the film and Peter playing Cervantes/Don Quixote?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHnzYEHAow

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2012 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

One could, I suppose, wish for a better singing voice. Simon Gilbert does a credible approximation of O'Toole, for better and for worse ... but speaking for myself, it doesn't bother me as much as it seems to bother some folks. (I'm more bothered by the missing lyrics, actually.) It may help that the character doing the singing is a man who continually exhibits humility and raw sincerity over any particular talent.

Looking beyond the songs, however, I can't imagine better casting. As Cervantes the poet ... Cervantes the dreamer ... Don Quixote the incurable romantic ... O'Toole is perfection. His delivery of the soliloquies is exquisite:



I'll take the bad with the good, when the good is that good.

I also think Laurence Rosenthal did a tremendous job of adapting and enlarging Mitch Leigh's score. He brought a LOT to the table, and the Academy Award nomination was richly deserved (it should have won over CABARET, in my humble opinion). The score seems like an extremely unlikely candidate for expansion, sadly.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)



I also think Laurence Rosenthal did a tremendous job of adapting and enlarging Mitch Leigh's score. He brought a LOT to the table, and the Academy Award nomination was richly deserved (it should have won over CABARET, in my humble opinion). The score seems like an extremely unlikely candidate for expansion, sadly.


I'm going to see if the library has this. I'm anxious to see how LR handles song arranging.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I love the Decca yellow cover Broadway play soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   jgcoco27   (Member)

I love the Decca yellow cover Broadway play soundtrack.

Plays don't have "soundtracks " movies do.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2024 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Heh heh kudos for cast albums. Saw it on stage; believe John Cullum had taken over for Richard Kiley at that point.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2024 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I love the Decca yellow cover Broadway play soundtrack.

Plays don't have "soundtracks " movies do.


Mind blown! smile

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2024 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)



I also think Laurence Rosenthal did a tremendous job of adapting and enlarging Mitch Leigh's score. He brought a LOT to the table, and the Academy Award nomination was richly deserved (it should have won over CABARET, in my humble opinion). The score seems like an extremely unlikely candidate for expansion, sadly.


I'm going to see if the library has this. I'm anxious to see how LR handles song arranging.


Library does!

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2024 - 1:44 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)




I've always been disappointed that after giving us Rosenthal's sublime 3-minute Overture for the film (not actually heard at many screenings), the album skimps out in giving us his more stirring 1:30 Main Title.

 
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