Wednesday, April 25, 2012

beyond fred, ginger & gene

 A number that was merely sung in the Broadway original is reconceived and redefined in an outlandishly stylish way for the screen by the ever-inventive Hermès Pan, who came up with a veritable choreographic reverie.

 The film: "Flower Drum Song" (1961)

 The director: Henry Koster

 The number: "Sunday"

 The composers: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

 The singers: B.J. Baker (for Nancy Kwan) and Jack Soo

 The choreograher: Hermès Pan

 The dancers: Kwan, Soo and company

 The cinematographer: Russell Metty

 The editor: Milton Carruth

 The production designers: Alexander Golitzen and Joseph C. Wright


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