Tom Santopietro

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Tom Santopietro is the author of seven books: Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Barbara Cook: Then and Now, the bestselling The Sound of Music Story, The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me, Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s Choice) and The Importance of Being Barbra. A frequent media commentator and interviewer, he lectures on classic films, and over the past thirty years has managed more than two dozen Broadway shows.

Sinatra! The Song is You.

The definitive analysis of Sinatra's recording legacy and why he rates as THE singer of the 20th century. Friedwald discusses not just Sinatra's vocals, but also the arrangements and musicians who helped shape the breadth and depth of the classic Sinatra albums. Well written and packed with information and insight, this is a great read for Sinatra fans and anyone interested in "The Great American Read more of this blog post »
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“As the wildly favorable word of mouth spread, however, the box office receipts began to soar. First, fans of musicals came. Then the ever-growing cadre of Julie Andrews devotees. Finally, those longing for a happy ending—anywhere—began to turn out in droves. At which point the oddest thing of all happened: all these fans of the movie returned to see it again. And then once more. And then once again—until the phenomenon eventually resulted in a record-setting first release run of over four and a half years.”
Tom Santopietro, The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time

“The best movies leave audiences feeling glad to be alive, human, and reaching out to one another.”—ROBERT WISE, AFI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH”
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“fifty years later, part of the film’s continued appeal lies in the fact that the mere mention of the title conjures up audience members’ memories of watching the film for the first time. It’s not just the film itself that is remembered, but the remembrance of watching it as a child.”
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