Till the Clouds Roll By
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) A musical and fictionalized biography of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern (portrayed by Robert Walker), who was originally involved with the film, but died before it was completed. The film features renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: 'Showboat'. Plot: On the success of his latest and most elaborate Broadway musical "Show Boat", composer Jerome Kern (Robert Walker) reminisces to his chauffeur about his life that led to this point. He talks about: his long time friendship with arranger James Hessler who in large part helped him hone his craft, and who himself wanted to get out of arranging to focus on composing serious music; how he overcame the mentality of the time of Broadway producers of featuring the English music halls revues; how he met an English country lass named Eva Leale, who would become Mrs. Kern; his near death experience in almost boarding the ill-fated Lusitania sailing, the liner which was ultimately torpedoed and sank on that sailing; his longtime friendship with Hessler's daughter, Sally Hessler, whose want, as an adult, to be a Broadway performer led to a certain estrangement; and the specific events that led to the creation of "Show Boat" with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. With the advent of talking pictures, Kern's music, both existing songs as well as new songs written expressly for, would hit a broader audience through Hollywood movies. With Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury.
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OPEN FOR ANYONE - a film by Salvation Productions Salvation Productions - Matthew Wright, Sam Keene, Ina Rai, Paige Dexter. DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Matthew Wright WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY: Chainsaw Productions EDITED BY: Chainsaw Productions DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: Matthew Wright CAST Matthew Wright as "Matt" Harry Wheelwright as "Harry" Jacob Jerkovich as "The Murderer" Paige Dexter as "Dead Body" CINEMATOGRAPHY/CAMERA CREW: All of Salvation Productions, as well as: Lesley Wright Harry Wheelwright Jacob Jerkovich MUSIC (in order of appearance) "People Say I'm No Good" by Charles Manson Music sampled from Bertie Gilbert's "Tick Where It Hurts", composed by Tom Rosenthal "Ghosts We Once Knew" by Mumford & Sons TRAILER MUSIC: "It's Okay" by Tom Rosenthal SPECIAL THANKS TO Lesley Wright Harry Wheelwright Jacob Jerkovich Infinite thanks to those three people. Without them the film would either have been not possible to make, not like my original idea, or incomplete. Without Mum, Harry wouldn't have been able to come over and film, essentially making the film half done. Without Harry, the film wouldn't have been like my original idea. When I first constructed the idea, I thought of me and Harry, and it makes me so proud that I could bring that to life. Without Jacob, the forest shots wouldn't have been completed and again the film would've been half done. Obviously, massive thanks to Sam, Ina and Paige. You took me and my idea on head first and you helped make it something even better than I could imagine. Thank you for being so patient with me taking essentially all creative control. Couldn't have done it without you. I hope our grade at the end of it all is representative of the effort we put in :D Thanks to everyone who helped. We created something awesome. And when you get right down to it, awesome things make the world go round.
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