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Ira GershwinThe Art of the Lyricist$
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Philip Furia

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195115703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.001.0001

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Lonelier and Tougher: 1951–1954

Lonelier and Tougher: 1951–1954

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(p.210) 12 Lonelier and Tougher: 1951–1954
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Ira Gershwin
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Philip Fuma

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.003.0012

“The Man That Got Away” was Ira Gershwin's last great standard, coming exactly thirty years after “The Man I Love,” their themes of innocent longing and bitter loss neatly bracketing a career devoted to variations on simple romantic formulas. While “The Man I Love” was shunted in and out of three different musicals, “The Man That Got Away” was filmed as brilliantly as any song could be. While done as a “performance,” it is still perfectly integrated into A Star Is Born, foreshadowing Mason's sudden alcoholic disappearance after he persuades Garland to leave the band, as well as his ultimate escape into suicide.

Keywords:   Ira Gershwin, A Star is Born, The Man That Got Away, Garland

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