Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Isadore (Friz) Freleng "Rhapsody in Rivets"

I'm quite busy for the next day or so. Here is a treat from the past - Rhapsody in Rivets posted on YouTube. You might have seen the photographs of those brave men who worked on the skyscrapers in Manhattan in the early 20th Century. Well imagine they did it to music. The music is "Hungarian Rhapsody No.2" by a favourite, George Gershwin, the director Friz Freleng, the date 1941, the conductor is the site foreman and it is brilliant. It is one of the great Merrie Melodies cartoons. The animator should not be forgotten - Gil Turner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just did some research about this one and noticed that a small mistake crept in: the music is not by Gershwin, it's a composition by Franz Liszt. Does anybody by chance know who did the musical arrangement for this cartoon?