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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Concert - The Great Race

The Greatest of all Comedies
The comedy that is almost a musical

By Gary;

They are all gone now.

Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn and Blake Edwards have all left us. Only a 92 year old Larry Storch ("give a man some fightin room") remains.

But in their wake they left us the musical-comedy jewel of The Great Race.  In my mind it ranks as the greatest comedy of all time.

But in this case we celebrate the music of the great Henry Mancini who did the beautiful music for the film.

Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, Mancini won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

Mancini brought us The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's (Moon River), Peter Gunn and so many more.  Enjoy.

The Great Race (Opening Credits)
Henry Mancini

The Sweetheart Tree - Natalie Wood

Professor Fate's theme

The Great Race - Lily Olay

The Royal Waltz

The Great Pie Fight

Even in the Great Pie Fight the music of 
Henry Mancini carries the scene

Hannibal 8 from The Great Race

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