Of the final scene in The Deer Hunter
, Ebert wrote: I won't tell you how it arrives at that particular moment (the unfolding of the final passages should occur to you as events in life) but I do want to observe that the lyrics of "God Bless America" have never before seemed to me to contain such an infinity of possible meanings, some tragic, some unspeakably sad, some few still defiantly hopeful
The song was first written in 1918
, and 20 years later it was introduced by Kate Smith
as a patriotic “Peace Song”.
Here’s some trivia about the Deer Hunter
, and a bio of the amazing Irving Berlin
Columbia Records to release benefit cd "God Bless America"
The compilation will include Celine Dion's rendition of the title track which was recorded specially for this release.
The label says "a substantial portion" of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Twin Towers Fund..
Uh, "substantial portion" AND another Celine version of GBA? This cd sucks already. The catalog sales must be slow over at Columbia.