Ask any discerning parent in the early 90's what would make for an ideal Disney film and I'm positive they'd all say Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But alas, not all here is fine and well, for Disney's old and weary conventions seep through, some times more than others. It was directed by and and produced by and Malcolm J. But like that seldom pop song that rises above its peers, said version is a little detached for the sake of thematic relevance, if you will. Not all is solemn and spiritual, however.
For help with identifying a song, use or. Friends Alan Menken Alan Menken born July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, United States is an American musical theatre and film composer, and pianist. There also were three television productions, including a British miniseries in 1966. But when a mob mistakes her for a witch, it's up to Quasimodo to rescue her and claim sanctuary for her in the cathedral. Okay, in all seriousness, Hugo's classic isn't one to tackle lightly. If you have an interesting story behind the music, you can add this in the comments or as self-post text.
Well known tracks will be removed at mod discretion. Religious corruption, lust, manipulation, humiliation, unfulfilled love through death; sounds like the perfect recipe for Disney bastardization to me. Compassion and emotion aren't anything new when it comes to Disney soundtracks, but Menken and company really take it to great lengths throughout the entire soundtrack. The film was produced as part of the long-running series and was televised on on February 4, 1982. Then there's the soundtrack, which any decent listener will tell you can make a huge difference in a film. Shame it had to sneak a path onto the soundtrack like a dirty gypsy.
The story and themes of it aren't anything to cast aside like an everyday, downtrodden slut. On that song and throughout the album, the chorus sings in Latin, adding to the music's authenticity. The first film of the Hugo story was made in France in 1906. The film version seems to limp around a bit while delivering more of that emotional punch needed as we transition to the second act. Not only does survive, but she recognizes 's kindness toward her and kisses him goodbye before she leaves in safety with the poet Gringoire.
Review Summary: You know, my last feature film was a bit of a disappointment. Bad discussion posts are subject to removal on any day. One plot element not in the novel is borrowed from the : not only does Esmeralda survive at the end, but she eventually comes to love Gringoire and again as in that film, it is strongly implied that they stay together after he rescues her. Sumptuous fourteenth film version of the Victor Hugo classic with Anthony Hopkins' Quasimodo earning him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. In true Disney fashion, there is plenty of silliness, as well as frighteningly clever lyrical twists by Stephen Schwartz. Meanwhile, Bette Midler's rendition has that credits vibe we all know and love from Disney films.
You can select your flair beneath your link after posting. For his work he has won eight Academy Awards as well as ten additional nominations. A balance of epic action and character is woven into a piece of great story telling. One inevitability would be the scorn enunciated by overly obsessed scholars of Mr. The most famous versions were the ones with Lon Chaney 1923 , Charles Laughton 1939 and Anthony Quinn 1957. Tragically it was not done for the big screen and couldn't get an Oscar.
But there are even points where the soundtrack displays both strength and weakness, just not in a way that reflects positively on our actual experience. The film ends without the audience knowing if Esmeralda learns of his death. Quasimodo Sir Anthony Hopkins , the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda Lesley-Anne Down , and falls in love with her. This is the kind of music that would leave everyone involved in Fantasia petrified in sheer disbelief. Written by The Hunchback Of Notre Dame is one of the best movies of all time. It keeps us sticking around when we'd otherwise abandon the theater like a weekend prostitute.
Every minute works and builds to the next. Maybe Disney's Hunchback isn't all bells and whistles pun forcefully intended , but for all the dips and sways, its majesty and highs can't be denied. It starred , , and. If The Lion King is the roar of one timid little cub coming through an adult body, then Hunchback is the torment and compassion of a whole city echoing through the burning halls of a grand cathedral. Menken has collaborated with several renowned lyricists including Howard Ashman 1950-1991 , Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. Self-deletes if score is 0. Sure, Disney had already messed with children enough times between Pinocchio, The Lion King and even Bambi, but to offer their own take on the dark and depressing 19th century novel was a definite risk.
So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, Dom Claude Frollo Sir Derek Jacobi , and a poor street poet. Articles discussing events in musician's lives are subject to mod discretion. The music is a vibrant accompaniment to the film, and offers the same sense of poignancy and longing. Robert Powell, w Sumptuous fourteenth film version of the Victor Hugo classic with Anthony Hopkins' Quasimodo earning him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. Quasimodo also kills in self-defence by impaling him on a hook in the wall rather than throwing him off of the tower. You're not going to use it to make a case for why the soundtrack is, without a shadow of God's doubt, worthwhile, but your devil's advocate of a friend won't use it to disprove your theory either.