History Music / ColePorter

26th Jan '18 4:14:58 AM jormis29
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* {{Biopic}}: ''Night and Day'' (1946, starring Creator/CaryGrant) and ''De-Lovely'' (2004, portrayed by Creator/KevinKline), both of which were [[TitledAfterTheSong named after songs of his]]. The former was highly fictionalized, while the latter was closer to Porter's life and addressed his homosexuality. As Kline was a better singer than Porter, he had to [[HollywoodToneDeaf tone down his ability]] a bit.

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* {{Biopic}}: ''Night ''Film/{{Night and Day'' Day|1946}}'' (1946, starring Creator/CaryGrant) and ''De-Lovely'' (2004, portrayed by Creator/KevinKline), both of which were [[TitledAfterTheSong named after songs of his]]. The former was highly fictionalized, while the latter was closer to Porter's life and addressed his homosexuality. As Kline was a better singer than Porter, he had to [[HollywoodToneDeaf tone down his ability]] a bit.
24th Jan '18 9:53:07 AM JamesAustin
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* RepurposedPopSong: "I've Got You Under My Skin", repurposed as "I've Got You Under My Rim" for a toilet bowl cleanser commercial. If it's any comfort, Porter's executor admitted he'd botched the request.
** The same for "It's De-Lovely", being used by the Desoto Motor Company in its 1950s advertisement.
--> It's de-lovely, it's dynamic, it's DeSoto!

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* RepurposedPopSong: RepurposedPopSong:
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"I've Got You Under My Skin", repurposed as "I've Got You Under My Rim" for a toilet bowl cleanser commercial. If it's any comfort, Porter's executor admitted he'd botched the request.
** The same for "It's De-Lovely", being used by the Desoto [=DeSoto=] Motor Company in its 1950s advertisement.
--> ---> It's de-lovely, it's dynamic, it's DeSoto![=DeSoto=]!



* ShoutOut: To Alfred Kinsey, of all people, in "Too Darn Hot".
** [[ReferenceOverdosed To anyone and everyone]]. From politicians, to actors, to characters from literature, no reference was too obscure or too popular. Basically, if he could rhyme it, he would use it. And he could ALWAYS rhyme it.

!!Cole Porter himself is an example of these tropes:
* TheBeard: Cole's wife, Linda, who knew about his homosexuality when she married him. When they met she had just gotten out of a sexually and physically abusive relationship, and was uninterested in sex. Their marriage was mutually beneficial, as both got a partner to show off, without any of the responsibilites of sex.

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* ShoutOut: To Alfred Kinsey, of all people, in "Too Darn Hot".
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[[ReferenceOverdosed To anyone and everyone]]. From politicians, to actors, to characters from literature, no reference was too obscure or too popular. Basically, if he could rhyme it, he would use it. And he could ALWAYS rhyme it.

it. One such example is to Alfred Kinsey, of all people, in "Too Darn Hot".

!!Cole Porter himself Porter's work outside of his songs is an example of these tropes:
* TheBeard: Cole's wife, Linda, who knew about his homosexuality when she married him. When they met she had just gotten out of a sexually and physically abusive relationship, and was uninterested in sex. Their marriage was mutually beneficial, as both got a partner to show off, without any of the responsibilites of sex.
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27th Oct '17 5:03:37 PM dlchen145
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Cole Porter (1891-1964) was a writer of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s. He wrote for several musicals, mostly in the [[TheThirties 1930s]], that had very slim, loose plots. Those musicals were an excuse for beautiful women, comic gags, one-liners and, most of all, musical numbers. His most famous play is ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' from [[TheForties 1948]], which is about [[TheMusicalMusical putting on a production of]], believe it or not, ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', but his real claim to fame is his urbane, witty songs, like "I Get A Kick Out of You" and "Night and Day".

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Cole Albert Porter (1891-1964) (June 9, 1891 October 15, 1964) was a writer of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1950s. He wrote for several musicals, mostly in the [[TheThirties 1930s]], that had very slim, loose plots. Those musicals were an excuse for beautiful women, comic gags, one-liners and, most of all, musical numbers. His most famous play is ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' from [[TheForties 1948]], which is about [[TheMusicalMusical putting on a production of]], believe it or not, ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', but his real claim to fame is his urbane, witty songs, like "I Get A Kick Out of You" and "Night and Day".
16th Mar '17 4:05:43 PM LongTallShorty64
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Porter is especially well known for list songs, like "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)", "You're the Top" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare". His songs have been recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s by such big stars of the time Creator/FredAstaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Creator/EthelMerman, Music/FrankSinatra, and Music/LouisArmstrong. On a side note, Porter was gay, which [[RealitySubtext shows in some of his songs]] that deal with things like forbidden, impossible or unrequited love.

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Porter is especially well known for list songs, like "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)", "You're the Top" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare". His songs have been recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s by such big stars of the time Creator/FredAstaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Music/EllaFitzgerald, Creator/EthelMerman, Music/FrankSinatra, and Music/LouisArmstrong. On a side note, Porter was gay, which [[RealitySubtext shows in some of his songs]] that deal with things like forbidden, impossible or unrequited love.
25th Nov '16 8:23:48 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CreatorBreakdown: Porter's legs were crushed in a polo accident in 1937, leaving him permanently disabled and in constant severe pain for the rest of his life. It took him ten years to get back to his previous level of productivity. Later in life, he had to have a leg amputated (due to the previous injuries), and never wrote again.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Porter's legs were crushed in a polo accident in 1937, leaving him permanently disabled and in constant severe pain for the rest of his life. It took him ten years to get back to his previous level of productivity. Later in life, he had to [[AnArmAndALeg have a leg amputated amputated]] (due to the previous injuries), and never wrote again.
1st Aug '16 6:18:40 PM Herbieriffer
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** The same for "It's De-Lovely", being used by the Desoto Motor Company in its 1950s advertisement.
--> It's de-lovely, it's dynamic, it's DeSoto!
17th Jan '16 2:12:30 AM Aquila89
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* ''Film/HighSociety'' (1955)

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* ''Film/HighSociety'' (1955)
(1956)
5th Jan '16 1:34:50 PM Divra
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* BreakupSong: "Just One Of Those Things".
20th May '15 8:58:13 PM jayoungr
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[[AC:List of notable film/theatre scores]]
* ''Fifty Million Frenchmen'' (1929)
* ''The [[HaveAGayOldTime Gay]] Divorce'' (filmed as ''Film/TheGayDivorcee)'' (1932)
* ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'' (1934)
* ''[=DuBarry=] Was a Lady'' (1939)
* ''The Pirate'' (1947)
* ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' (1948)
* ''Film/SilkStockings'' (1954)
* ''Film/HighSociety'' (1955)
28th Aug '14 10:45:17 PM allboyband
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** To anyone and everyone. From politicians, to actors, to characters from literature, no reference was too obscure or too popular. Basically, if he could rhyme it, he would use it. And he could ALWAYS rhyme it.

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** [[ReferenceOverdosed To anyone and everyone.everyone]]. From politicians, to actors, to characters from literature, no reference was too obscure or too popular. Basically, if he could rhyme it, he would use it. And he could ALWAYS rhyme it.



* CreatorBreakdown: Porter's legs were crushed in a polo accident in 1937, leaving him permanently disabled and in constant severe pain for the rest of his life. It took him ten years to get back to his previous level of productivity. Later in life, he lost a leg and never wrote again.

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* {{Biopic}}: ''Night and Day'' (1946, starring Creator/CaryGrant) and ''De-Lovely'' (2004, portrayed by Creator/KevinKline), both of which were [[TitledAfterTheSong named after songs of his]]. The former was highly fictionalized, while the latter was closer to Porter's life and addressed his homosexuality. As Kline was a better singer than Porter, he had to [[HollywoodToneDeaf tone down his ability]] a bit.
* CreatorBreakdown: Porter's legs were crushed in a polo accident in 1937, leaving him permanently disabled and in constant severe pain for the rest of his life. It took him ten years to get back to his previous level of productivity. Later in life, he lost had to have a leg amputated (due to the previous injuries), and never wrote again.again.
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