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De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.Written by
In the song "Night and Day", Kevin Kline says, "Try E-flat" after the band has already started modulating to that key. See more »
Hello, Cole. I let myself in.
We're not late, are we? I hate to be late.
No, no. We're fine. That sounded lovely.
I hate funeral music. Though, under the circumstances, I suppose I should say my prayers.
Why start now?
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after the movie finished a young man with a foreign accent sitting near me asked me the following question."did some-one like him really exist and did he write all those words and the music as well." I was able to tell him a few more things about the legendary man and his music because as an amateur jazz pianist I have always envied the wonderful literacy and the every lasting notes that Cole Porter put together. Would I only be able to do the same and perpetuate those royalties that have accumulated over so many years. I don't care what he was as a person but Cole Porter was pure genius and having tried to get songs published for the last 45 years I know how hard it is to get even a single break through. Why he hardly ever stopped using his great talent and has delighted so many with his wit, warmth and wisdom. As he says in "high society" "who wants to be a millionaire". He did and he has enhanced the lives of millions of listeners, laymen and lovers through-out the world including my new young friend who had never heard of Cole Porter!
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