After becoming an instant classic when it hit the stage back in 1949, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific has spent most of its sixty-one year old life celebrating in the immediacy of the live performance, save two moments. First, in 1958, a cinematic adaptation was whipped up by director Joshua Logan, which won an Oscar for Best Sound, and a nomination for both score and color cinematography. Many years later, in 2001, a television film was offered up by NBC, starring the likes of Glenn Close and Harry Connick Jr.

But now South Pacific is returning to the big screen -- with a twist.
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