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The Great American Songbook ()


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Documentary assembling film clips of musical numbers from songwriters considered significant contributors to pop culture before the advent of rock and roll.

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Directed by

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Andrew J. Kuehn

Written by

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Joe Gilford ... (written by) &
Mary Cleere Haran ... (written by)
 
Scott McIsaac ... (additional narration) &
Frederick L. Greene ... (additional narration) (as Frederick Green)
 
Tracy Young ... (script)
 
John Ardoin ... (writer)

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Michael Feinstein ... executive producer
David Horn ... series producer
Anu Krishnan ... producer
Andrew J. Kuehn ... producer
Susan B. Landau ... executive producer
Scott McIsaac ... (segment "producer") segment producer
Stephen Netburn ... producer
Michael J. Shapiro ... co-producer
Jac Venza ... producer
John Walker ... producer

Cinematography by

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José Louis Mignone

Film Editing by

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Dirk Meenen ... (as Dirk H. Meenen)
Michael J. Shapiro

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Benjamin Arnold ... post-production director
Mark Beutel ... color corrector
Elias Chalhub ... on-line editor

Art Direction by

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Sabina Daley

Makeup Department

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Jan Arcaro ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Art Department

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Ben Chappel ... lead developer
Karen Mattson ... designer / graphic art
Brian Santalone ... art implementation

Sound Department

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Ruben Gomez ... re-recording mixer
Scott Moore ... sound editor
David M. Ronne ... sound mixer
Joel Shryack ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rick Borchardt ... best boy grip
Don Clark ... electrician
Mary Gonzales ... first assistant camera (as Mary Margaret Gonzales)
Pat Kirkwood ... gaffer
Alex Noble ... second assistant camera
Dave Sexton ... best boy electric
Donald J. Vos ... key grip

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Keith Albright ... piano tuner
Diana Cofresi-Terrero ... production assistant
George Feltenstein ... creative consultant
Marianne Fennell Mooradian ... production coordinator
Andrew Ganas ... chyron operator
Leslie Kriesel ... copy editor
Susan B. Landau ... creative consultant
Brian Lee ... technical director
Sean Manton ... production assistant
Scott McIsaac ... writer: additional narration
Bill O'Donnell ... program director
Patrick Orvonio ... teleprompt
Bruce Schluter ... title designer
Bruce Scivally ... archive researcher (uncredited)

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Also Known As
  • The Great American Songbook (United States)
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  • 174 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Vernon Duke, the Russian-born songwriter mentioned in the film, studied music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under his original name, Vladimir Dukelsky. One of his classmates was Sergei Prokofieff, who became a major classical composer: the two were lifelong friends and regularly wrote letters to each other until Prokofieff's death in 1953. (The letters were an important source for Harlow Robinson's biography of Prokofieff.) See more »
Goofs The narration describes Al Jolson as one of America's leading vaudevillians. Jolson never played vaudeville; he went directly from performing in minstrel shows to appearing in Broadway musicals. See more »
Movie Connections Features Show Boat (1936). See more »

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