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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000144.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Movie about fictional clarinet player
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 23:17:10 -0400

At 10:02 AM 10/5/2004 -0400, Adam Michlin wrote:
>I recently stumbled on to a movie called "Orchestra Wives" (from, I think,
>the early 40s). Absolutely dreadful movie, but centered around the Glenn
>Miller Orchestra. If you can suffer the plot, you'll be greatly rewarded
>by the music. A movie using real musicians and full length performances...
>novel idea.

Miller insisted upon that. He did not want to be just featured in the
music scenes of his movies and then disappear (He also did "Sun Valley
Serenade" earlier). He wanted the band to be IN the movie. And he had the
horsepower to get what he wanted. "Orchestra Wives" may not be perfect,
but it is generally considered to be one of the most FAITHFUL
representations of the life of big band musicians of the era.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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