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Carousel (1956) was a Musical - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Henry Ephron.

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Carousel (1956)

on May 21, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Either Oklahoma! set the bar so high I’m unable to watch the other Rodgers and Hammerstein movies in their proper context, or there’s just several subpar shows which were adapted to film.  The King and I, for all the problems I had with it, held my interest in the areas of set design and... Read full article

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Billy Bigelow: To be perfectly honest with you...
Starkeeper: I WOULD be, if I were you.
Billy Bigelow: All right - I didn't mind livin' off her
Billy Bigelow: cousin Nettie. It was just having nothin' to do that drove me crazy.

Starkeeper: Simmer down now, Billy; you're forgettin' - here there *is* no time; this is the beginning and the end.

Jigger Craigin: 'Course, if you've got all the money you want, and you...
Billy Bigelow: I ain't got a cent! Money thinks I'm dead.

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This film was originally meant to be filmed in both standard 35mm CinemaScope and CinemaScope 55 (55mm). Early in production it was discovered that both prints could be made from the one negative, and so it was filmed in 55mm CinemaScope only. Standard 35mm CinemaScope prints were made for release, and like The King and I, this film was never shown theatrically in the 55mm format.
Richard Rodgers always considered "Carousel" his favorite score, even though it didn't generate the number of popular hits that some of the other shows he produced with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II did.
For the film's premiere screening, a "double system" was used - that is, the film, projected at a 2.55:1 ratio, was shown in a reduction print, but the 6-track stereo soundtrack, which would not have fit on a reduction print, was played on a separate magnetic strip of film.
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