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The film stars Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice, a failing third-rate music-hall stage performer who tries to keep his career going even as the music-hall tradition fades into history and his personal life falls apart. It was filmed on location in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe. Olivier was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

  • His version of “The Entertainer” reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 18, 1974, prompting The New York Times to write, “the whole nation has begun to take notice”.
  • The film stars Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice, a failing third-rate music-hall stage performer who tries to keep his career going even as the music-hall tradition fades into history and his personal life falls apart.
  • I just don’t get people who say that they don’t like this one because it’s boring, depressing, ugly.
  • With his latest show drawing to a close, Archie is desperate to secure a new show for the winter season.
  • Composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch’s adaptation reached #3 on the Billboard pop chart and spent a week at #1 on the easy listening chart in 1974.

Archie’s steps in his determination to mount that new show, seemingly at any cost, may break the family apart once and for all. Marvin Hamlisch lightly adapted and orchestrated Joplin’s music for the 1973 film The Sting, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and Adaptation on April 2, 1974. His version of “The Entertainer” reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 18, 1974, prompting The New York Times to write, “the whole nation has begun to take notice”. Thanks to the film and its score, Joplin’s work became appreciated in both the popular and classical music worlds, becoming , the “classical phenomenon of the decade”.

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On the opening night, Billy collapses and dies just before he’s due on stage, completing the estrangement of the family. Phoebe and Frank are determined to go to Canada, and Archie is set on staying in Britain, even if it means going to jail. The film ends with Archie making an apparently final performance to an apathetic audience.

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There is a version of this song played by Lang Lang in PlayStation 3 racing video game Gran Turismo 5. In the June 7, 1903, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, contemporary composer Monroe H. Rosenfeld described “The Entertainer” as “the best and most euphonious” of Joplin’s compositions to that point. “It is a jingling work of a very original character, embracing various strains of a retentive character which set the foot in spontaneous action and leave an indelible imprint on the tympanum”. It is primarily set in the key of C major; however, for the C section (commonly referred to as the ‘Trio’), it modulates to F major, then transitions back to C major for the D section. The B section contains an indication that the melody is to be played an octave higher on the repeat. Rotten Tomatoes lists the film with a 77% “fresh rating” based on 13 reviews.

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Roger Livesey was cast as Archie’s father Billy, despite being only one year older than Olivier. George Relph, the actor who originated the role in the play, died in April 1960. With his latest show drawing to a close, Archie is desperate to secure a new show for the winter season. While acting as master of ceremonies at a Miss Great Britain beauty contest, he charms Tina Lapford, the young woman who finished in second place. Her wealthy and ambitious parents want her to have an entertainment career and are willing to put up the money for Archie’s new show, if it includes her. Jean Rice, a young London art teacher, travels to a seaside resort to visit her family.