Friday, May 11, 2007

More Alice Fun!

Here's another clip from the 1985 Irwin Allen/Steve Allen tv version of Alice in Wonderland.

I'm including it for your amusement, primarily because it features "the incomparable" Jayne Meadows.

As she was married to songwriter Steve Allen, it's no surprise that she gets the best song in the show.

But what fascinates me is her delivery. Listen to her pull and distort those words -- count the number of sounds she pushes through on the word "Squirm."

Also note the sex.

And, since I've given you the job of noticing things, do be aware of Steve Allen's masterful use of the post-bridge modulation. Except this time, it's not a leading tone modulation; it's a modulation where the tonic of the first key becomes the dominant of the second... and I can't remember what it's formally called!

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