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Oscars / Platoon Score #108346

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 30, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Beth Nissen) Impact of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" in score for Academy Award nominee for best picture "Platoon" featured; scenes shown. [Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conductor Patrick STRUB - describes piece.] [Composer John WILLIAMS - agrees.] Barber's piece recalled played for funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Princess Grace of Monaco. ["Platoon" dir. Oliver STONE - explains selecting "Adagio for Strings" for film.] [Classical station programmer Mario MAZZA, Tower Records spokesperson Ann LEE - cite piece's popularity now.]

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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