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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Of Disney, Drones, Dylan, and Lancashire Determination

Not sure why (maybe it's all those dogs and cats) but a few video clips on the general theme of Noah's Ark suggested themselves this week.

First of all this gem from Disney. My kids came to know and love it as it was a filler on their video of Dumbo. The music is wonderful (and includes quotations from Beethoven's The Creatures of Prometheus, no less!) Best bit is the skunks!

And here's a little of Douglas Trumbull's wonderful film Silent Running about a fleet of arks in space preserving Earth's forests.

Here's Bob Dylan, not exactly on Noah, but on Adam and Eve and animals in the Old Testament.

And here is the late great Stanley Holloway with Marriott Edgar's monologue Three Ha'Pence a Foot:

Peter Schickele wrote the music for Silent Running, and also arranged Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Marches for Disney's Fantasia 2000, which features Noah's Ark..... and Donald Duck.

Don't you just love happy endings?


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