Sunday, March 5, 2017

Judy Garland - The Man That Got Away (A Star Is Born, 1954)



Every time I watch this I get chills. I knew this rendition, first, as a child, when I would spend my chores money on 2nd hand records of musical comedies and movies such as this. Powerful as the performance is as a recording, nothing could prepare me for the power evident in the cinematic presentation. The power, passion, and poignancy of that singing voice has never been equaled.

2 comments:

  1. Wilum, thank you for posting that. "The Man that got Away" just snapped my heart like a twig. I had all but forgotten this. The voice is magnificent but the feeling... heartbreaking. How do we ever know where our lives will take us and who will come in - and out - of them. Love is eternal and the best we can hope for is the richness of memory. Hope you're well. G. ;-)=

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  2. Dear Wilum, I share the same chills with you; and knowing, "It's not the years, it's the mileage..." I can only imagine the the emotional, physical and relationship miles Judy traveled between 1943 and 1954 to change into the hard-drinking, drug using woman she became... What an incredible transformation! Beautifully moving and sad too.

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