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That’s the Way of the World

Released 1975
Distributor United Artists

In what could be another entry in “Movies You Never Heard Of”, Sig Shore’s musicalized drama tells the story of a funk band and their meteoric rise up the charts. Harvey Keitel plays their producer and Earth, Wind, and Fire do double duty—as actors and as film composers. The movie dropped off the radar but the soundtrack went triple platinum.

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About Daniel Kremer

San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic  roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received  many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He  enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.