During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war ...
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During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war is tearing them apart. Written by
The musical number "Happy Talk" (sung by Bloody Mary) has been cut from this version of the musical because it was considered too politically incorrect. The song is never cut from stage productions of "South Pacific", and was included in the 1958 film version. See more »
The film depicts the military using a Grumman Goose seaplane. The Goose was never used by U.S. forces outside of the U.S. or in any war zone. See more »
The only person perfectly cast was Liat. Harry Connick, Jr. was an acceptable Lt. Cable. All the others were either too old, couldn't sing or act or a combination of the three. The orchestration was disappointing, no where near the original's fullness and liveliness. Ms. Close's singing was barely passable, all the others should have been dubbed. The photography, film location and production was excellent. Too bad they could not combine that with people that could do a better job with acting and singing. Kudos to those who put up the money to remake the movie. I guess not enough money was put into it to make it a world class film.
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