Isn't he a musical genius?

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 22, 2013 10:03 AM GMT
    We don't always see the genius behind the scenes

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    Feb 22, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    Maybe it's generational, but I find his songs a bit treacly. I'm a Sherman Brothers man, myself. But again, maybe it's generational.
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    Feb 22, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    Love the Sherman Brothers! I had a "Mary Poppins" piano book as a kid and the inside cover showed them, emblazoned at least in my memory, in black suits with white shirts and skinny ties with brylcreemed hair accepting a Grammy (or was it an Oscar?) beside "Mary Poppins" in regular clothes (Julie Andrews). That pic was like my first toddler glimpse into the outside world differentiating reality from fantasy, that there was a world outside that of what I took to be real instead of make-believe, two men that looked like real men did at that time.

    I need an occasional reminder. Maybe I should print it out and put it on my refrigerator.
  • FredMG

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    Feb 22, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    I've liked his stuff since "the Little Mermaid" it's fun and light, sometimes brings a tear to my eye. Genius might be a little strong though.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Feb 23, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    I think Menken, Ashman, and the Sherman brothers are all capital-G geniuses. To me it's not that arguable.

    Mary Poppins is the best score Disney has ever had and arguably the best original musical score of any movie ever -- there aren't enough superlatives. But The Little Mermaid is almost as brilliant (almost).

    Really good stuff.









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    Feb 23, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    Mr. Menken is a god, IMOHO. When he stopped writing for Disney, the movies plummeted.