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Mon, 06 Feb 2006

The Music of Henry Mancini / Richard Hayman and His Orchestra
With the Steve Martin remake of The Pink Panther about to arrive in theaters (and, I have little doubt, about to depart almost as quickly), I'm reminded most forcefully that there really is such a thing as a generation gap. Not the chasm my younger sister once claimed between the two of us, a gap that was (and is) a mere two years, eight months and a few days. No, I speak of a larger gap, as evidenced by a story that when some twentysomethings heard about the movie, they wondered if the panther of the title was going to be CGI like Garfield and Scooby Doo. It seems this younger generation equates The Pink Panther to the cartoons, and perhaps that series of fibreglass insulation ads, and not the Blake Edwards flicks that started it all. It's a little like describing The Beatles as Paul's band before Wings.

But I suppose I should say something about this album. I like Mancini's music in the context of the movies that inspired it. And if the performances here are rather on the Muzak-y side, well, so were the originals. If you don't know some of these, go hit Blockbuster. Or wait for TCM to run them. It'll be worth it. Mostly.

The Music of Henry Mancini
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