lunes, agosto 08, 2011

High noon

© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2011

Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (a.k.a. Frankie Laine)
The ballad of High Noon" [or "Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin"] (1952) [1]
Columbia 39770

[1] Is a popular song published in 1952, with music by Dimitri Tiomkin and lyrics by Ned Washington. It was introduced in the movie High Noon, sung over the opening credits by Tex Ritter. It was awarded the 1952 Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the context of film music, "The Ballad of High Noon" is acclaimed not merely for its musical integration with High Noon's score, but also for expounding lyrically on the themes of honour and obligation which define the film. It is placed at #25 on "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs".

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