South Pacific

South Pacific

Director: Joshua Logan Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr
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South Pacific 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
moviebknut-10 More than 1 year ago
This is a great film with lots of music. I had seen this film in the theaters when it first came out many years ago. I loved the songs and the actors and actresses, like John Kerr, Mitzi Gaynor and Ray Walston singing and dancing. The plot is a good one focusing on love in the time of war in WWII in the Pacific. Also, the culture, prejudices and the diversity of people not in their own home areas. The songs are really great, ones you can sing after the movie is over, like "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali High" and "I'm Gonna Wash that Man right Out o' my Hair". They don't make many movies like this one anymore. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes musicals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 1958 film adaptation of the landmark 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway smash is one of Hollywood's biggest disappointments. Overblown and overlong, the film suffers in two departments: the annoying smoky cinematography in the musical numbers and the casting of Mitzi Gaynor in the pivotal role of Nellie Bush. Gaynor is a talented singer/dancer, but she is just not charismatic enough to carry this elephantine film production. Rosanno Brazzi, John Kerr, and Juanita Hall (repeating her Tony awarding role as Bloody Mary) are all fine and the singing of all three is beautifully dubbed). The R&H musical score is the most exquisite of all their collaborations, so buy the CD soundtrack instead, kick back, and be mesmerized.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SOUTH PACIFIC won a Pulitzer and a Tony for its stage version and was shockingly cutting edge in its time....Sadly, this musical has not aged as well as some. The score is still fantastic and well sung, but it the story drags...and those ill advised color filters...what were they thinking?
Guest More than 1 year ago
A first-class production of the great stage musical. The orchestrations have never sounded so gorgeous and lush, and the cinematography is breathtaking. Mitzi Gaynor is terrific as Nelly Forbush, and Rozanno Brazzi does a very good job of mouthing Giorgio Tozzi's heartfelt singing, and is an appealing Emille DeBeque. I will never understand why some folks are so nasty about Ms. Gaynor's performance, as I thought she was sensational in a very difficult role. Juanita Hall is an unforgettable Bloody Mary. As every South Pacific critic points out, the colored filters were a mistake. But I don't let them spoil what is a very beautiful and moving story, splendidly filmed, about our ability to overcome bigotry against other races. When the film was released in 1958, its theme was very ahead of its time, as the American civil rights movement had yet to take place. To me at least, a treasure of a film, one that is in many ways almost as mysterious in the magic it works over you as Bali Hai itself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If it weren't for the cinematographer severely overdoing the use of colored filters (the director should've used a test shot or two on a test audience, but they didn't use test audiences back then), this would've been a 2.5-star movie. Nothing higher unless John (Lt Cable) Kerr's ghost singer had a voice much closer to his, or they'd use a REAL French opera star with a REAL French accent for Emile de Becque's character (though why they didn't use Marni Nixon again is anyone's guess), or the film editor picked up the pace a bit (the film drags often), or... or... or... Great to learn how to destroy an otherwise fine musical.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific movie and a wonderful musical. The music will have you humming all day. My favorite song is "I'm going to wash that Man right out of my hair and send him on his way." "Some Enchanted Evening is a highlight. It is interesting to see Ray Walson as Luther Billis and not as "My Favorite Martian." Rossan Brazzi as Emile De Becque, and Mitzi Gaynor as Ensign Nellie Forbush are winners too. This is set during World War II, and Oscar and Hammerstein have found a way to make it enchanting for all who enjoy old classic musicals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is classic Roger's & Hammerstein. Great songs, loads of fun, good for the family. This is one of our favorite movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
South Pacific is a really great movie for people to watch and it also has great songs in it too! My most favorite song out of the whole musical is called "Younger Then Springtime" and it's sung by a really great actor who's very talented and he was DEFINETLY really hot in the film too! This movie is the #1 movie of all time. Great Music and everything in it too!
Midwestmusicallover More than 1 year ago
Fabulous as I remembered it as a child. South Pacific has so many of Broadways favorite songs. The soundtrack is fantastic, the color wonderful. Uplifting, delightful way to spend an evening watching this classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first musical I fell in love with (except for children's movies, ie Mary Poppins) I discovered it in Junior High. I learned all the words and performed with my best friend in her living room! It was great to discover this marvelous movie once again!
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