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The Big Picture: Great Music from Films You Love

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Spotlighting the classic MGM musicals of the mid-20th century, The Big Picture: Great Music from Films You Love is one of the more effective and complete collections issued under coffee giant Starbucks' Hear Music aegis. Its 15 songs include many of the best-loved performances in screen history, and may well serve as the only compilation of its kind your casual musical fan will ever need. Judy Garland's rendition of The Wizard of Oz chestnut "Over the Rainbow" -- arguably cinema's most popular song -- is here, as is Dooley Wilson's Casablanca centerpiece "As Time Goes By." Singin' in the Rain, widely considered the finest Hollywood musical ever produced, is also well represented by Gene Kelly's lyrical title tune and the lively "Good Morning," additionally featuring Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. Cinephiles will no doubt quibble with the disc's limited scope and cite egregious omissions, but your grandma will love it.

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