Tag Archives: Julie Andrews

Star! (1968) – reviewed by George

I just saw this film for the first time, and I can say right now that it is one of the two or three best musicals I have ever seen. The autobiography of stage star (first in London, then in … Continue reading

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Torn Curtain (1966) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 51st film has a lot to offer. The title refers to the Iron Curtain, and not exactly tearing it down, but at least punching a few holes in it, are Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. The film is … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria (1982) – reviewed by George

The second remake of the 1933 German film “Viktor und Viktoria” is really funny and slapsticky, due to the Screenplay and Direction of Blake Edwards. And it was shot at Pinewood Studios in England, so Edwards could use all the … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 6 “Putting It Together (1980-2004) – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, Directed by Michael Kantor. Topics: “The Producers” (2001): Mel Brooks brought his 1968 film to Broadway. Which gives the creative team on this program an opportunity to examine producers … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 2: “Syncopated City (1919-1933)” – reviewed by George

As in my review of Episode 1, there are many. many talking heads here with gems of information to impart. I apologize to all of them: there is simply not enough room to name them all. Last time I did … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 1: “Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927)” – reviewed by George

This is a six-episode series hosted by Julie Andrews, which was broadcast on PBS. Most stories are told about people, and this series tells its tale of Broadway history by concentrating on the most influential people of the time, who … Continue reading

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