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Grand & Spectacularly Beautiful
I saw this musical on Broadway many, many years ago however, it was after seeing this film on television. I must say, the film version spoiled my attendance to the Broadway version as I was expecting the same grandness & exquisitely beautiful sets as seen in the 1956 film. Also without the main leads & supporting cast, it was a good but not a great production. I would have loved to have seen this film in a theatre to experience the full effects. The standout scenes: the ambassador dinner, the play of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and the "Shall We Dance" sequence on the most mirror-like floor are just breathtaking...All of the songs are so wonderful, costumes & scenery so, so awe inspiring, etc., etc., etc.,. Oh, Mr. Brynner & Ms. Kerr where are you?
I do recall this masterpiece being shown on TCM but it is High Time. What a beutiful movie and Rogers and Hamerstein's music is gorgeous.We all know that Yul Bryner was more than sensational but I think that Deborah Kerr should have won one also. She had to be great to have stood a role so convincing against Yul Bryner and her role was so extremely difficult. I'm glad that you finally got around to showing Why Marnie Nixon has not received her due is beyond me.
A beautiful adaption of the classic R & H stage hit. Excellent scoring by Newman using themes as motifs throughout the film. Kerr is peerless; the apex of her movie career. Bynner is a delight and often touching. Kerr never more attractive than in the Grand Ball sequence followed by a touching realization afterwards. "Shall We Dance" remains a setpiece that is memorable and stirring. A moving story that should have won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1956 and given Kerr her deserved Best Actress acolade. A timeless peice of filmmaking on all counts. Masters doing their best!
A breath taking movie
This is the first movie I ever saw in the theatre. I walked out in a daze. It is the most beautiful movie I have ever seen. When Anna and the King dance,it literally took my breath away. The musical score is incredible. A must see...