The original music was actually from George Bizet's Carmen, a French opera about a gypsy who seduces a soldier and then double crosses him. Shakespeare's plays are often reset into modern times. Carmen Jones is a bold and audacious film of its time. Joe is in a bind when he takes the shorter more treacherous which leaves his jeep stuck. But this is Dandridge's movie all the way. He wrote new lyrics for the music of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen and wrote a new book for an all black cast to perform it, in the tradition of Porgy and Bess. Preminger got from his multi-talented cast. IMDb Everywhere. Add Article. Movie-musicals are generally so insipid that it takes some really unorthodox approach to breathe life into the genre.
Great memorable quotes and script exchanges from the Carmen Jones movie on carnal anarchy and her craving for release from lousy options in life. Carmen Jones: I don't account to no man. Joe: You're accounting to me!
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I love you and that give me the right-- Carmen Jones: That don't give. Dorothy Dandridge stars as Carmen Jones, tempestuous employee of a parachute factory. Harry Belafonte There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
And let's not forget Saul Bass who designed the rose in the middle of an incandescent red flame, growing and growing under the tempo of "Carmen"'s overture.
You hate opera well then the film will be a tough sell! Wu Assassins. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Roy Glenn as Rum.
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Dorothy Dandridge is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a Here, CR highlights the actress' best quotes on life, fame, and prejudice in Hollywood. "Carmen Jones was the best break I've ever had.
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Carmen Jones () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more Filled with passionate songs and a first-rate supporting cast, the movie is filled with . honest, nice serviceman Joe (Harry Belafonte) and destroying him and his life. . Trivia · Goofs · Crazy Credits · Quotes · Alternate Versions · Connections · Soundtracks.
But Dorothy Dandridge is not complex enough for us to sympathize with her character.
Joe's life soon takes a downward spiral as Carmen brings him nothing but bad luck. The storyline is well adapted from the classical opera, and the performances are all great, but I had difficulty following the Hammerstein lyrics, and those lyrics that I could follow didn't impress me. This maybe isn't the greatest movie ever made, but c'mon!
Crazy Credits. It's a real shame that experienced singers like Dandridge and Belafonte weren't allowed to sing.
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LeVern Hutcherson as Joe voice.