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Six by Sondheim (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 9 December 2013
An intimate and candid look at the life and art of the legendary composer-lyricist.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Barrie ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack Bashkow Jack Bashkow ... Club Musician
Charles Braswell Charles Braswell ... Himself (archive footage)
Susan Browning Susan Browning ... Herself (archive footage)
Judy Bruno Bennett ... Former Flapper
Glenn Close ... Herself (archive footage)
Jarvis Cocker ... Crooner
George Coe ... Himself (archive footage)
Darren Criss ... Frank
John Cunningham ... Himself (archive footage)
Yvonne De Carlo ... Herself (archive footage)
Judi Dench ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve Elmore Steve Elmore ... Himself (archive footage)
America Ferrera ... Mary / Herself
George Hearn ... Sweeney Todd (archive footage)
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An intimate and candid look at the life and art of the legendary composer-lyricist.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen Sondheim en seis canciones See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sabella Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Soundtracks

Company
(from Company)
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Dean Jones & Original Broadway Cast
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You might call it "Sondheim by Sondheim"....
19 December 2013 | by amdew717See all my reviews

...except that title has already been used. This was an intimate look at Stephen Sondheim's life as told by Stephen Sondheim and told within the context of SIX of his songs, as selected by him: 1 "Something's Coming" (West Side Story) 2 "Opening Doors" (Merrily We Roll Along) 3 "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music) 4 "I'm Still Here" (Follies) 5 "Being Alive" (Company) 6 "Sunday" (Sunday in the Park With George).

There are other songs and shows featured in this film as well, such as "Gypsy" and "Sweeney Todd," but the main focus is the six above. He tells of us that in his early life he was somewhat adopted by the family of Oscar Hammerstein II following the break-up of his parents' marriage. Eventually Hammerstein would become his mentor. Although he began as a lyricist, the genesis of "Something's Coming," clearly show that it is HE who is the driving force behind the song. And there is also quite generous footage of the some of the shows he was a part of either as lyricist or composer. And once you see this show, I guarantee you will not listen to the songs in which he was soley the lyricist the same way again. I really have a much stronger appreciation of just how important his contribution is to the songs in "Gypsy" and "West Side Story." I have been a big fan of his for many years, but this well-crafted film gave me even more credence as to why I love him.


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