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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Stephen Sondheim
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Stephen Sondheim
Title: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 10/16/1966
Re-Release Date: 7/14/1998
Album Type: Enhanced, Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014431072727
 

CD Reviews

Even Better Than I Remembered It To Be
suetonius | Phoenix | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great fun musical comedy loosely based on T. Maccius Plautus' 2nd century B.C. comedy "Miles Gloriosus" ("Braggart Warrior").
The widescreen format lets you see pratfalls and edge-of-scene antics that are missing in the pan and scan version. Zero Mostel was a comic genius; it's a pity that he didn't leave us more movies to enjoy. Michael Hordern is superb as Senex, as are Jack Gilford and Phil Silvers as Hysterium and Lycus. When I was a child I didn't enjoy the musical numbers, I remember fast- forwarding through to get back to the comedy. I now appreciate the songs as well; they are genuinely funny and full of double-entendres that you have to hear repeatedly to fully enjoy. The entire movie, despite its classical setting, has a swinging-sixties feel that you'll have to watch a Rat Pack film to match. You almost expect Frank Sinatra to walk into a scene, singing a song in between drags on his cigarette."
Excellent DVD - Hilarious Movie
NCMovie Fan | 08/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not having seen the play, I am able to enjoy the film without comparison to other formats. It is hilarious, frantic and a perfect example of Richard Lester's early work.

The DVD transfer is crisp and colorful with very clear audio - way better than the version shown on TCM. Artifacting is barely existent. The transfer is anamorphic widescreen though the description provided by Amazon does not note this.

For a good, though bawdy, burlesque played broadly and strictly for laughs, you can't go wrong."
Something appealing,something appalling!!
ellafan | MI | 01/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you cherish the memories of Zero,Phil,Jack,and Buster...you must get this very funny and very well-presented DVD.It's a great mixture of slapstick;burlesque;hamming it up for the camera;and silliness that makes you long for the days when these wonderful ,almost obscenely talented, and always hilarious men were making movies.It's a delight.Hopefully,if this is your first exposure to the likes of these fellas,you will be compelled to investigate more of their screen work.One of my friends who watched the movie with me when I received it commented that "they surely had a ball making this movie,didn't they?" That's what you'll have when you watch it! I really miss these guys.If you don't laugh out loud as Zero plays the "soothsayer," check your pulse!!"