Saturday, April 14, 2012

beyond fred, ginger & gene

Peter H. Hunt's 1972 film of "1776" becomes more impressive with each viewing - a most accomplished musical film. Sherman Edwards' score is at once literate and catchy, lending itself to two particularly wonderful choreographic triumphs by Onna White.

The number: “The Lees of Old Virginia”

The composer: Sherman Edwards

The choreographer: Onna White

The singers-dancers: Ron Holgate, William Daniels and Howard DaSilva

The cinematographer: Harry Stradling Jr.

The editors: Florence Williamson and William H. Ziegler

The production designer: George Jenkins

The number: “He Plays the Violin”

The composer: Edwards

The choreographer: White

The singers-dancers: Blythe Danner, Daniels and DaSilva

1 comment:

Larry said...

Onna White was a genius and this movie doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Thanks for singling it out.