George: I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don’t need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is a bunch of trusting nit-wits who will pay for everything they don’t need rather than make a stink. Well they’re not ripping of this nitwit anymore because I’m not paying for one more thing I don’t need. George Banks is saying NO!
Father of the Bride is a wonderful narrated movie by Steve Martin and it engages you into the story of how he feels over his daughter getting married. He is hilarious and Martin Short is really funny too in the film. The movie was directed by Charles Shyer and the score is done by Alan Silvestri. He does a very simple score in this film and its just wonderful.
Here is the basic plot…Steve Martin stars in this remake of the 1950 Vincente Minnelli classic as shoe executive George Banks, whose happily married existence hits a bump when he greets his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams), home from a semester studying in Europe. She tells her father that she is engaged to be married. When the shocked George asks to whom, she says his name is Bryan (George Newbern) and that he is an independent communications consultant. George is even more shocked when he finds out what the wedding will cost (when George goes through the card file for invited wedding guests and is told someone is deceased, George chirps, He died? That’s great!). As George is ignored during the mad preparations for the wedding, he wistfully looks back to all the good times he has had with Annie and sadly looks forward to the time when he loses his little girl.
Its a wonderful piece of drama and romance and comedy all rolled into one.
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You can also find it on ITunes.
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Just The Way You Look Tonight
The Whole Score.
Look forward to next week when I bring you Roujin Z! Happy Listening!