Saturday, June 09, 2018

Just One Of Those Days

Happy birthday, Cole Porter.  He said he was born in 1893, but actually it was 1891.


Anonymous Lawrence King said...


1:44 PM, June 09, 2018  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I thought you were making a joke, but now I see I made a mistake. Which I've fixed.

2:42 PM, June 09, 2018  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

I first encountered Cole Porter's music in this scene movie made ten years after his death.

3:52 PM, June 09, 2018  
Blogger brian said...

11:31 AM, June 10, 2018  
Blogger LAGuy said...

If you look up Cole Porter on the IMDb, you'll see his music has been used in over 800 movies and TV shows. In 2017 alone there are 14 examples.

1:43 PM, June 10, 2018  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

I had erased Temple of Doom from my memory, so I didn't recall this song in the film. Is the Mandarin translation literal? How do you say "four letter words" in a pictographic language?

Fourteen in 2017 alone? That's mind-boggling. Is that more than the Beatles or any other composer?

4:43 PM, June 10, 2018  
Blogger LAGuy said...

If you want to know what composers are most referenced in movies and TV, just check out the names that had the most hits and the biggest hits.

It's hard to beat Cole Porter, but when it comes to his contemporaries, you'll find similar numbers for Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin.

5:22 PM, June 10, 2018  

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