- 5 years ago
It’s Oscar Weekend and we try to avoid doing a program of movie music, but we fail. We slip in a few ringers but otherwise it’s wall-to-wall movie music—why fight it?
We have music from the Dawn of Sound, Ann-Margret in stereo singing and dancing in front of a blue screen (can you see her?), lovers upset to be separating, Oscar-winning songs and composers, black private dicks, kid stuff and grown-up stuff. And we end with what we both think is one of the most beautiful songs ever to be sung in a movie.
We got your theme show right here.
Maurice Chevalier — Sweeping the Clouds Away (from Paramount on Parade (1930))
José Bartel and Danielle Licari — La gare (Guy s’en va) (from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1963))
Ann-Margret and Columbia Studio Orchestra — Bye Bye Birdie/Opening Credits/Overture (from Bye Bye Birdie (1963))
Simon and Garfunkel — Mrs. Robinson (from