South Pacific (1958) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Joshua Logan and produced by Buddy Adler and George P. Skouras.
Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Cinematography||Leon Shamroy||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman, Ken Darby||Nominated|
Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: South Pacific” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through August 11)By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 20, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Win tickets to see “South Pacific” on the big screen!? In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Aug 26 and Wed Aug 29! “When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.” CMH continues into our?3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events?- with the?9th?of our 13 movie t... Read full article
Musical Monday: South Pacific (1958)on May 28, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “South Pacific” ... Read full article
South Pacific (1958)By Beatrice on Oct 5, 2016 From Flickers in Time
South Pacific Directed by Joshua Logan Written by Paul Osborn based on the play by Oscar Hammerstein III and the novel by James Michener 1958/USA Magna Carta Theatre Corporation/South Pacific Enterprises/Rodgers & Hammerstein Productions/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/A... Read full article
Rodgers and Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection: South Pacific (1958)on May 27, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film
You know you’re in for a wild ride when you decide to listen to the audio commentary about a movie to hear nothing but rationalizations and acknowledgments of the film’s flaws for near-three hours. ?I’ll discuss the bonus content when I present my final wrap-up of the box set, but ... Read full article
France Nuyen and Mitzi Gaynor at the Screening of South Pacific (1958)By Raquel Stecher on May 13, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
My photo On Thursday April 25th, 2013, I attended a special screening of South Pacific (1958) at the pool of the historial Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. It began right after the opening night party and I got to hang out with Jessica of Comet Over Hollywood and Kaci. There were drinks and hors d'o... Read full article
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Lt. Cable: Thanks... You're looking pretty... er, fit yourself.
Emile de Becque: When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.
Nellie: (singing) I'm as corny as Kansas in August / I'm as normal as blueberry pie. / No more a smart little girl with no heart / I have found me a wonderful guy!
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Concerned that the film's lush tropical settings would appear unnatural in Technicolor, and partially to cover up the fluctuations in weather during the shoot, director Joshua Logan hoped to soften the effect by filming several scenes through the newly available colored filters. He later indicated he considered this to be the biggest mistake he had made in his filming career. He wanted the filters to be subtler, but he says that the film processing lab had made them more extreme than he liked. There was no time to re-shoot without them or replace them because the film was a roadshow and tickets had been booked months in advance.
The film, "South Pacific," ran for just under 4 years and 6 months at the Dominion Theatre in London. It opened on April 21st, 1958 and closed on September 30th, 1962, for an unbroken, record run that will probably never be equaled.
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