Dear Do-It Man: Can you tell me how I can find out the name of the piano concerto that is featured in the movie "Hopscotch?" My son loves the music and would like to buy a recording of it. We rented the movie to see what the credits said but they were illegible.
- E., Bountiful.
Dear E. "Hopscotch," released in 1980, stars Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson in a tale of a maverick CIA operative who gets even with his irksome boss by publishing his volatile memoirs. Movie critic/author Leonard Maltin calls it "an entertaining contrivance."
Unfortunately, short of renting a copy of the movie and asking Deseret News music critic William S. Goodfellow, or someone else who can "name that classical tune," to watch it, we can't help you.
We tried to contact AVCO Embassy Pictures Corp., which distributed the picture, but found it is out of business. (Movie critic Chris Hicks told us it filed bankruptcy years ago.)
And the press kit on the movie, which we found in Deseret News files, didn't help much, either. All it said was the music was adapted and conducted by Ian Fraser.
So, we'll call on Deseret News readers to help you.
Anyone who knows which piano concerto is featured in "Hopscotch" may call us at 237-2170.
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