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Grand Canyon (1958)

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Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."


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Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

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grand canyon | canyon | flower | winter | eagle | See more »


Short | Documentary


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Release Date:

17 December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Suuri Canyon  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The order of some of the music has been changed. In the original suite, "Sunrise" comes before "The Painted Desert". In the film, the two selections are switched so that "The Painted Desert' comes first. In the suite, "Cloudburst" is the last movement, while in the film, "Sunset" is the final selection, and the ending of "Cloudburst" is attached to the end of "Sunset". See more »


Spoofed in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010) See more »


Grand Canyon Suite
Music by Ferde Grofé Sr.
Played by uncredited orchestra
Conducted by Frederick Stark
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Sort of like that huge diorama at Disneyland
1 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

A hypnotically beautiful film! Unlike the usual Disney documentaries this has no narration; nature just moves along to the Grand Canyon Suite. It has several amazing scenes like watching the wind whip the clouds over and through the mountains or the one where you can almost feel yourself floating along the river as the camera lens gets soaked. I just wish I can someday see it in the letterboxed format. **** out of ****

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