Saturday Cinema: June is Bustin' Out All Over

by Lynne Warfel
May 31, 2014

As we stand at the cusp of the month of June, Lynne Warfel celebrates movie musicals. Plus, a tribute to the late Bob Hoskins. It's all on this week's Saturday Cinema.

Playlist

Steiner: A Summer Place
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Telarc 80186

Rodgers: Orchestral Suite from Carousel
Cincinnati Pops/Kunzel
Telarc 80278

Loewe: How to Handle a Woman from Camelot
Bryn Terfel, baritone
Northern English Philharmonia
DG 457628

Loewe: Waltzes from Gigi
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/Mauceri
Philips 438685

Kern: Showboat Medley
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
EMI 4573

Bock: Fiddler on the Roof Medley
Boston Pops
Philips 438070

Bob Hoskins tribute:
Williams: Hook
Boston Pops/Williams
Sony 68419

According to Hoskins' obituary on BBC News, Hoskins "became an actor by accident. Waiting for a friend in the bar of an amateur theatre in north London in 1966, he was handed a script and asked to read for a part. The audition was a successful one and led to him working for five years in repertory theatre, where his roles ranged from Shakespeare to circus fire-eater."

After a long career in theatre, Hoskins would go on to become an internationally known film star.

Five films you've forgotten Bob Hoskins performed in (via The Telegraph) — note: contains two instances of mild language