Anatomy of a Song (1976)

TV Movie   |    |  Documentary, Music


Stephen Sondheim, composer-lyricist; John Weidman, writer; and Frank Rich, theater critic, in a close study of how one Broadway musical song came to be: "Someone in a Tree" from "Pacific ... See full summary »



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8 January 2010 | stepale-1
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| Giving credit where credit is due!
Stephan Chodorov is a talented writer who comes from a family of distinguished writers, but he did not write the television program "Anatomy of a Song." He did not produce it either. I did. My name is Stephen Paley and I am listed as "Producer" in the credits when the program was originally broadcast on CBS on Sunday, March 28, 1976. I was also cited as the producer in the New York Times review that was published March 26, 1976. As it happens, it was I who conceived the program with Frank Rich and Stephen Sondheim, and personally supervised the filming in Mr. Sondheim's town house and spent a week with the editor in the editing room. Mr. Chodorov was not involved in the production at all, except to tell me not to include Hal Prince in the broadcast when it was still in the planning stage, and yet he is credited by IMDb as the "Writer" and "Producer." For the sake of accuracy and fairness, would someone please make the correction. I tried, but could not because the IMDb computer would not let me!

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