Showtune Saturday: “Some Enchanted Evening”

Eddie Pensier writes:

It’s big and lush and swoony and romantic. It’s a guy telling a girl about falling in love at first sight, and not missing out on it when it happens. This is the sort of song that some people find faintly embarrassing in its naked old-fashioned emotionalism. It’s what people who say “I hate musicals” hate about them. They consider it twee and sentimental.

Those people have no heart, just so we’re clear.

From Joshua Logan’s South Pacific (1958), with Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston and Juanita Hall. The voice you hear does not belong to Brazzi but to the magnificent American bass Giorgio Tozzi.

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Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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2 Responses to Showtune Saturday: “Some Enchanted Evening”

  1. lloydville says:

    Who can explain it, who can tell you why? Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.

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  2. ironrailsironweights says:

    Rossano Brazzi was born in 1916, so he would have been in his very early 40’s during the filming of that scene. Either the makeup people did a masterful job of making him look much older or he was one of those people who aged dreadfully.

    Peter

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