Daily Archives: April 24, 2021

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Inherit the Wind … Still Riveting


This scene from the 1960 film, “Inherit the Wind” (which is on the local NY PBS station tonight), is one of the most riveting cinematic statements of the power of the individual human mind in the debate between science and religion. Based on the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, it features two giants of the silver screen: Spencer Tracy and Frederic March. Breathtaking…

Martin, Johnny, and Bette

This 1988 Martin Short appearance on Johnny Carson is full of hilarious impersonations… and Bette Davis is not amused! LOL

Song of the Day #1861

Song of the Day: Cinema Paradiso (“Love Theme”) [YouTube link] was composed by Ennio Morricone for the 1988 Italian film that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards. This is Academy Awards Weekend, which comes later than the typical February showing (that coincides with my Film Music February Tribute). So I’m featuring two additional film-related “Songs of the Day” to celebrate the art of the score. Listen especially to this lush, romantic theme as rendered by the great classical violinist Itzhak Perlman [YouTube link].