- Mar 28, 2012
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amazon hasn't even shipped mine yet.
Sorry, but I don't think so. 'Bill's lyrics were written by the inimitable P G Wodehouse, of Blandings Castle and Jeeves fame.The same person wrote the words for both.
The old 3 cd set of the complete Show Boat music (John McGlinn) had many cut out songs and the original Bill. Hammerstein actually did a massive retooling to the point that his version is very different. The booklet says that he really had no reason to credit P.G. Wodehouse.
Watched this today and it's a GREAT transfer of a GREAT movie.
It's the first time I have had the opportunity to see the film. And I am so grateful to finally be able to see I've seen Paul Robeson sing Ol' Man River...and Helen Morgan singing Bill. What a treat.I was reminded how incredibly lucky we are to have access to films like this, which were missing from public view for decades....and in a condition previously only dreamed of. Pinch me.
Supporting Criterion is so much more worthwhile than supporting Amazon. By supporting Criterion, it helps to continue and encourage releases such as SHOWBOAT. Not only that, Criterion has a reward program with frequent rewards and discounts and almost always free, fast shipping. I always receive my catalogue discs within less than a week, and the news releases within a few days. So dependable.Criterion sent me a coupon for $10 off my next order. They are also having a 30% off sale right now. So, after the sale and coupon but including shipping (standard shipping) and tax, I was able to order 'Show Boat' for $27.09 delivered. That beats Amazon's price of $27.99 plus tax.
I cancelled the Amazon order and placed the order with Criterion, saving about $3. Who knows, maybe Criterion will ship it to me sooner rather than later. If it gets here before Thursday of next week it will beat Amazon's current shipping. As far as I can tell, Amazon has done away with release day delivery. My last few discs have arrived 2 days after release day. I've got '1917' on order and it hasn't even shipped yet.