Sunday, July 08, 2007


Here's the story about Somehwere Over the Rainbow and why Nora Aunor also has a pair of ruby shoes:
What has gone on singing, of course, is “Over the Rainbow.” Since it was introduced, it has been featured in some form or other in nearly three dozen movies—as early as 1940 in The Philadelphia Story, where it underscores a drunken seduction scene between Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart. It has been covered by every artist and pop or swing orchestra imaginable, from Glenn Miller and Ella Fitzgerald to Bette Midler and Tony Bennett, from Kylie Minogue to The Smashing Pumpkins. In 1990, it was sung at the finale of the Academy Awards by Diana Ross, with a hook-up to millions around the world. That same year, Mandy Patinkin performed an intense version (with opening verse intact) in his Broadway concert, Dress Casual, subsequently mocked by the satirical revue Forbidden Broadway as “Somewhat Over-indulgent.” American Idol contestants have performed it twice, and Katharine McPhee made it to runner-up status with her rendition. Still, in the words of critic Will Friedwald, “it all comes back to Garland, no matter who else is singing ‘Over the Rainbow.’”



Blogger MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

maalala ko noong bata pa ako, napanood ko sa sine si ate guy singing that song habang nakasakay sa duyan at pinapalibutan ng mga duwende.

di ko na matandaan ang title ng movie. pakitanong nga kay wilfredo pascual.

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