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A Step in the Right Direction

"A Step in the Right Direction" is a song written by Robert and Richard Sherman for the 1971, Walt Disney musical film production Bedknobs and Broomsticks.Template:Cquote

Oscar nominations

One of the songs from the score, "The Age of Not Believing" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In addition to this, the Sherman Brothers' entire song score was also nominated for an Oscar that year as well. This represented the songwriters' fourth and fifth Oscar bids respectively.

Lost Scene

Upon rediscovering the song on the original soundtrack album, Disney decided to reconstruct the original running length of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, with all the songs. Most of the film material was found, but some segments of another song, "Portobello Road", had to be reconstructed from work prints with digital re-coloration to match the film quality of the main content. The footage for "A Step in the Right Direction" was never located. As of 2009, it remains lost, and it is believed that the footage was possibly destroyed. A reconstruction of the sequence, using the original music track linked up to existing production stills, was included as a DVD extra to convey an idea of what it would have looked like.

References

  • Sherman, Robert B. Walt's Time: from before to beyond. Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998.
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