It’s quite something when a film gets made three times, and I’m ashamed to say that I’ve only ever seen the 1994 version with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.  The original film was released in 1939 and starred Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer; it was later remade in 1957 as ‘An Affair to Remember’ and starred Carey Grant and Deborah Kerr.

I have it on my list now to make time to watch the two earlier films, but this most recent is a sentimental favorite because it was Katharine Hepburn’s last film. Who wouldn’t want an aunt like Ginny?

 

Always one to get the music in, here’s a bit of the film score which was composed by the great Ennio Morricone.

 

This song wasn’t actually part of the soundtrack for the movie which seems so odd to me given that it clearly has the melody as in the film–it actually appears on the Twister soundtrack, a disaster movie I’ve never been interested in watching.  Ennio Morricione is of course credited with the music, along with Alan and Marilyn Bergman (another two giants) for the lyrics.  It’s sung by K.D. Lang, a favorite of mine.

 

1939

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1957

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1994

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