Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962

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Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962

Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962

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The film is about race relations and interracial romance set in the fictitious island of Santa Marta. He was one of the founders of the "Dunedin Sound" a musical scene in the south of New Zealand in the early 80s. Fleury, wife of Julian and mother of Maxwell and Jocelyn, by all appearances a staid matriarch and pillar of the community.

But back in the mid-50s he was, for a couple of years, just about the most popular and successful singer in the world, widely known as 'The King Of Calypso'. Jocelyn learns she is pregnant by Euan, but, with a title and seat in the House of Lords lying ahead for him, does not wish to burden him with a child of mixed race. Barbados and Grenada were selected as the sites for the movie based on the 1955 novel by Alec Waugh. The film received mixed reviews and its interracial themes meant it found initial difficulty in being booked in theaters in the Southern United States.

This is the first compilation to include all of Belafonte's chart records, and features sides which have never previously appeared on CD. During one spring in the 1950s the complex relationships of four couples, of black, white and mixed race, play out against the pronounced social inequality dividing the ruling British elite and the slave-descended native population of a small (fictitious) West Indian island.

Ruefully, she accepts his rebuff, and, hurt by his jilt, leaves him behind at their rendezvous at the beach. Joan Fontaine as Mavis Norman, an elite white woman who lacks direction in her life, and is drawn towards the magnetism of David Boyeur.

Denis Archer ( John Justin), the governor's aide-de-camp and want-to-be novelist, becomes smitten by Margot Seaton ( Dorothy Dandridge), a mixed-race beauty seeking to better her position in life through hard work over irrepressible feminine charm. It was going to be the second of three films he was going to produce, the first being The Sun Also Rises and the third The Secret Crimes of Josef Stalin. Euan falls heavily for Jocelyn, who puts off his proposal of marriage, to be sure "everything is right".

Like his much admired forerunner in the cause of black freedom, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte was the possessor of a beautiful, husky, and utterly distinctive voice of great flexibility, which brought him fame as “The King of Calypso” and as a phenomenally successful star of the commercial folk scene of the late 50s and early 60s. He also liked the fact the book had "a novel and attractive background" which would suit filming in color and CinemaScope, and that the novel tackled miscegenation. Also includes important LP tracks like 'Unchained Melody', 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter', 'Eden Was Just Like This', 'Another Man Done Gone', 'Midnight Special', etc. In 2017, Belafonte released the album When Colors Come Together: The Legacy of Harry Belafonte for his 90th birthday with the intention of fostering racial harmony, which included a new version of "Island in the Sun" titled "When Colors Come Together (Our Island in the Sun)" performed by a multi-ethnic children choir. In 1999, the song was adapted into a children's picture book, illustrated with cut-paper collages by Alex Ayliffe and published by Dial Books.Zanuck said in October 1956 "Ridding myself of the obligation of conducting a large film establishment like 20th Century Fox hasn't meant any cessation of work. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Michael Rennie, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens, John Justin, Diana Wynyard, John Williams, and Basil Sydney. It delves into the universal theme of love and how even the smallest gesture of affection can have a profound impact on our lives. Mavis Norman ( Joan Fontaine), the widow of the deceased elder scion of the Fleury plantation, Arthur, develops a romantic interest in David that leads to both attraction and tension between the two. In general, it highlights the danger of hidden agendas, manipulation, and distraction, serving as a critique of those who exploit chaos and confusion to control and gain power, depicting a cautionary tale against falling into their traps.



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