The Greatest of all Comedies
The comedy that is almost a musical
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)
The Sweetheart Tree - Natalie Wood
Even in the Great Pie Fight the music of
Henry Mancini carries the scene
Hannibal 8 from The Great Race