The Music of Harold Arlen
Some of today's most original recording artists perform the work of famed composer Harold Arlen.
Directed by Larry Weinstein
Produced by Daniel Iron, Niv Fichman, Larry Weinstein
for Rhombus Media
Editor: David New
Director of Photography: Michael Spicer
Anya Taranda...Kim Bubbs
Harold Arlen...Paul Soles
Inspired by the life and songs of the great American popular composer, Harold Arlen (1905-1986), STORMY WEATHER: The Music of Harold Arlen features performances by some of today's most original recording artists in the worlds of jazz, pop, rock, and blues.
"Another stunner from Rhombus Media." The (Toronto) Globe and Mail
In addition to the highly stylized performances, STORMY WEATHER delves into the fascinating life of a very private man, his public success tempered by personal sadness. The film traces his storybook romance with his beautiful wife and muse, Anya Taranda, as it is transformed into something terribly tumultuous. Above all, STORMY WEATHER is a celebrative showpiece of Arlen's art, surveying a life full of richness, beauty and sorrow.
Arlen's songs are among the most famous ever written and include such hits as: "Stormy Weather"; "Over the Rainbow"; "It's Only a Paper Moon"; "Come Rain or Come Shine"; "I've Got the World on a String"; "Get Happy"; "Blues in the Night" and "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive".
Featuring the musical performances of: Sandra Bernhard, Debbie Harry, David Johansen, Ranee Lee, Shannon McNally, Eric Mingus, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Jimmy Scott, Marc Anthony Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Hawksley Workman, and rare recordings of Harold Arlen himself.
Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2004
Copyright Date: 2003
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-074-X
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-073-1
"Great, gorgeous...[A]nother stunner from Rhombus Media...[I]n a class of its own."
The Globe and Mail
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Awards and Festivals
Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series and Best Production Design in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series, Gemini Awards
Flanders International Film Festival, Belgium
Atlantic Film Festival, Canada
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel
Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, Canada
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival
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