James Dean was the cool rebel in "Giants", Frank Sinatra the singing journalist, who made Grace Kelly fall in love with him on the eve of her wedding in "High Society". Yul Brynner played the strict monarch in "The King and I", Marcello Mastroianni bathed with Anita Ekberg in the Fontana di Trevi in "La dolce vita". You only have to watch a few minutes of these films without their soundtrack to get an idea of how important the music is to the success of these actors and their cinematic works, or simply listen to the soundtracks without the accompanying movies.
Each of the fifteen cinematic hits on this 10 CD box is ripe with musical highlights & unforgettable movie-tunes and pop music successes that evoke romantic, dramatic, or funny memories. The great film composers Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Nino Rota, Ernest Gold, Max Steiner, Henry Mancini and Elmer Bernstein personally direct some of the best orchestras on these legendary "original soundtracks". As an encore, this exclusive box features 24 world hits from as many different film-successes - interpreted by Mantovani and his world famous orchestra.