Cinema: ESPeculiarities

Composers and lyricists are constantly asked: What came first, the words or the music? In the film version of On one Clear Day You Can See Forever, what came first was Barbra Streisand. Every other member of the cast is pallid or imitative; the color is in seven flavors of JellO, and the score is eight songs, audience nothing.

Barbra plays Daisy Gamble, a latter-day Brid?y Murphy whose soul shuttles from 18th century England to contemporary New York. Arnold Scaasi designed her knockout New York wardrobe; Cecil Beaton did her up for the London...

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