Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Ballad of Little Jo

While trawling through the thousands of "vintage" photos on eBay tonight, trying to track down something interesting to share with you all, I was listening to a k.d. lang album to help ground me and keep me sane.

Something in her mood made me think of one of my favorite films, "The Ballad of Little Jo." Starring Suzy Amis and Ian McKellan, the film tells the story of a woman cast out of her upper-class family for having a child out of wedlock and how she ended up living her life as a man in the Old West.

The haunting soundtrack is by David Mansfield -- really, it is simply beautiful. Here is a wonderful sampling --

The heartbreaking End Title song, "Ballad for Little Jo," sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle, can be heard by clicking here. It is one of my all-time favorite songs, and chokes me up every time I hear it.

1 comment:

bob said...

Where have I been? I've never heard of this movie, and looking it up, I see it came out in 1993!

I will definitely find this and watch it, it looks like a great movie! Thanks for the lead on this, I would have never known!