Terwillikerwhose music academy is luring in young boys to practise their playing on an oversized piano, assembly linestyle, until the end of their days. Quotes a seuss picturebook come to life, with fanciful soundstage sets melding. Theodor seuss geisel wanted to make a movie that would take into account the themes of world dominance and oppression coming out of world war ii and the result was a whimsically fun story. The story was simple, young bart doesn t like his piano lessons, his piano teacher, and fears his widowed mom.
Terwilliker has undue influence for these lessons on his widowed mother, heloise collins. Oct 03, 2017 im talking about an original film, made during ted geisels lifetime, and with his immediate involvement. The 5000 fingers of dr t was written by a different legend of childhood, theodore giesel, better known as dr seuss, author of the cat in the hat 1957, horton hears a who 1954, how the grinch stole christmas 1957, and sundry other marvels still loved, read, and occasionally adapted for cinema, to this day. By all accounts, he absolutely hated the finished film, feeling that his vision had been warped beyond recognition. The movie was extensively recut after principal photography was completed. Why put up with tat the likes of daddy day care or beverly hills chihuahua when theres a treasure trove of genuinely brilliant. It was the only feature film written by theodor seuss geisel dr. Seuss theodore geisel wrote this extremely strange and creepy 1953 musical. Terwilliker thinks the piano is the only instrument worth playing and tells bart to practice until perfect, then storms off.
Bart collins tommy rettig is just 10 of the 5,000 fingers of dr. The key point about columbias the 5000 fingers of dr. In fact, the dismal response almost soured geisel against film and television forever. With peter lind hayes, mary healy, hans conried, tommy rettig. T is a musical from 1953 written by popular childrens author theodor seuss geisel dr. Seuss has to be the most recognizable name in childrens literature, countless kids learned to read by studying the complex nuances of green eggs and ham, so it is no surprise that his books have supplied a surplus of material to hollywood. Released october 24th, 1991, the 5,000 fingers of dr. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Bart collins tommy rettig complains directly to the viewer about being ordered by his widowed mother mary healy to practice piano under stern dr. Over the years since its original release, however, the 5,000 fingers of dr. Terwilliger from the dr seuss created film the 5,000 fingers of dr. Marilyn monroe and tommy rettig at an event for the 5,000 fingers of dr.
Mar 30, 2015 the film is entitled the 5,000 fingers of dr. Jun 26, 2016 a nightmare dreamed by a 10yearold boy, bart tommy rettig, later of the tv show lassie, the 5,000 fingers of dr. T the bane of adolescent bart collins existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of dr. T, now out on bluray from mill creek, was both a film of its. A nightmare dreamed by a 10yearold boy, bart tommy rettig, later of the tv show lassie, the 5,000 fingers of dr. T jan 08, 2014 a boy dreams he and his mother are trapped in a dream world ruled by evil piano teacher dr. The 5000 fingers of dr t and other great lost childrens films.
En sevdiginiz tum film turleriyle en yeni yeni film bultenleri enjoy insanlar. As a result, young tommy rettig looks and sounds slightly different than in the rest of the film. The story follows a young boy, bart collins, and the piano lessons he must. T is a sadlyoverlooked 1953 fantasy movie, directed by roy rowland and produced by stanley kramer, but especially notable in that it was the only time that its writer, dr. Hollywood films just dont get any weirder than this underappreciated 1950s classic. On the performance alone of hans conried, i can heartily recommend this movie but really the whole cast is great and the art direction completely captures the wonderful world of dr. Indeed, once youve seen this frantically weird musical, you won t look at cinema in quite the same way. T is determined to prove that his happy fingers method of teaching piano is the best method in the world. T is a weird one, a fantasy film for kids thats possibly more suitable for adults, the youngsters maybe deterred by its dark theme, shadowy sets, and abundance of musical sequences. The original version of the scene had a similar structure, but dr. When the beans grow into a magical beanstalk, jeremy and jack climb the stalk into a kingdom of fantasy where they meet an animated dancing chorus of friendly mice, a golden goose, a captive princess and, of course, the dreaded giant in an hour of delightful family entertainment. Seuss fantasy that was supposed to be another the wizard of oz but turned out more like willie wonka as. Geisel, the main auteur of the film at least as i saw it, also lived in san.
A financial and critical failure the film has gained a cult following and remains a. T should be credited for so fully bringing the flexible logic of animation to life. Having banished all other musical instruments to the dungeon, dr. For that is the problem that young bart has he detests piano lessons with dr terwilliker hans conried. T songs and music from the original soundtrack original soundtrack on allmusic 2007 cherry red records deserves some kind of award. T, a justly revered cult classic that could only have come from the mind of coscreenwriter dr. On the performance alone of hans conried, i can heartily recommend this movie but really the whole cast is great and the art direction completely captures the. Jun 19, 2016 the 5000 fingers of dr t was written by a different legend of childhood, theodore giesel, better known as dr seuss, author of the cat in the hat 1957, horton hears a who 1954, how the grinch stole christmas 1957, and sundry other marvels still loved, read, and occasionally adapted for cinema, to this day.
Suess and simply want to know if this bluray version of dr. Aaaas movies ever made, and this trailer certainly proves it. It was directed by roy rowland, with many uncredited takes directed by. The only film ever scripted by theodor geisel better known professionally as dr seuss, 5,000 fingers is the delirious, surrealist tale of the 10yearold bart collins, trapped as one of 500. For that is the problem that young bart has he detests piano lessons with dr terwilliker hans conried, the voice of captain hook in disneys peter pan.
T soundtrack from 2007, composed by frederick hollander. Perhaps thats to be expected, too, seeing as that movie came out in 1971 the 70s. Available on dvd for the first time, the 1953 film unfolds with the elegant simplicity of a fairy tale, as it tells the story of a spunky, fatherless boy tommy rettig traumatized by the soulcrushing. Bart awakes in terror beside his piano, and in a hasty conclusion, it is. Headlined by husband and wife teaming peter lind hayes and mary healy, the film s real leads are child star tommy rettig and hans.
The story was simple, young bart doesnt like his piano lessons, his. With this 3cd release, film score monthly has lovingly recreated the authors complete original conception of the musica painstaking restoration effort that involved many years of scouring the globe for the bestsounding copies of rare acetate discs the only surviving music masters. Oct 30, 2009 the only film ever scripted by theodor geisel better known professionally as dr seuss, 5,000 fingers is the delirious, surrealist tale of the 10yearold bart collins, trapped as one of 500. The legendary berywnchicagobased scifihorror film host will showcase the 5,000 fingers of dr. It was the only feature film written by theodor seuss geisel, who wrote the story, screenplay and lyrics. T has amassed a cult audience that embraces the film s bizarre premise and its outlandish visual design. T movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on. A young boy travels to an imaginary world where, assisted by his familys plumber, he must save other piano playing kids like himself from the dungeons of his.
Born today most popular celebs most popular celebs celebrity news. Well, go see the 5000 fingers of dr t and get ready to think again. Seusss wild technicolor fantasy, a little boy is whisked to a weird land, where a cruel music teacher forces the 5,000 fingers of 500 kids to play his milelong double decker piano. Now known mostly as a cult novelty item than it should be, the 5000 fingers of dr. This surrealistic childrens film cowritten by ted geisel, better known as dr. Geisel submitted the story line for the 5,000 fingers of dr. Columbia pictures chief harry cohn never forgave producer stanley kramer for this early dr. T 1953 was, and is, one of a kind and the only featurelength liveaction movie to have been conceived, written and designed by the illustrator theodor geisel 19041991, otherwise known as dr. T was directed by roy rowland and produced by the great stanley kramer and remains the only movie written for the screen by dr. A young boy travels to an imaginary world where, assisted by his familys plumber, he must save other piano playing kids like himself from the dungeons of his dictatorial piano teacher who also mindcontrols his mother. Young bart collins, lulled to sleep by the monotony of his piano lessons, dreams of a castle ruled by his piano teacher, the eccentric dr. Geisel originally submitted a 1200page screenplay with themes of world dominance and oppression.
Fleeing bart tommy rettig has come upon the dungeon for scratchy violins etc. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his dictatorial nature. T remains one of the most surreal films to come out of hollywood. Im talking about an original film, made during ted geisels lifetime, and with his immediate involvement. Boy tommy rettig has bad dream of piano teacher hans conried, 500 boys and huge keyboard. T bart collins is having a piano lesson with his grouch of a teacher, dr. Synopsis boy tommy rettig has bad dream of piano teacher hans conried, 500 boys and huge keyboard. T, and tells the tale of an allamerican lad trapped in the clutches of the nefarious dr. Seuss, ventured into the liveaction film medium in it, young bartholomew collins tommy rettig finds himself and his hypnotized mother mary healy trapped in the pianoplaying institute of the. The film s realworld opening sequence is a reshoot, which was directed by producer stanley kramer.411 1143 721 1338 195 600 1353 394 9 345 1467 231 314 890 1427 450 791 848 849 1101 42 745 1485 238 544 1246 1094 837 504 28 1057 1109 1371 1354 1002 264 584 163 989 238 45 1442 949 737 1445