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Never on Sunday [Enhanced, Soundtrack]

Manos Hadjidakis Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (8 Jun 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Soundtrack
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B000007O78
  • Other Editions: DVD  |  VHS Tape  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,927 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Main Title - Never On A SundayNanos Hadjidakis 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. PrologueNanos Hadjidakis 3:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. BouzoukiaNanos Hadjidakis 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Danse YorgoNanos Hadjidakis 3:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. TakiNanos Hadjidakis 1:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Charms Of IlyaNanos Hadjidakis 2:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. IlyaNanos Hadjidakis 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Never On A SundayNanos Hadjidakis, Melina Mercuri 3:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. HasapicoNanos Hadjidakis 1:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The LanternNanos Hadjidakis 2:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. BetrayedNanos Hadjidakis 1:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Speak SoftlyNanos Hadjidakis 1:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Organ GrinderNanos Hadjidakis 2:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. End Title - Never On SundayNanos Hadjidakis 4:070.69  Buy MP3 

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars life before cynicism? 13 Sep 2006
By Mike L
Melina Mercouri is Illia, the stereotypical "tart with a heart", loved by the men of Piraeus. Into her life come Homer, the American amateur philospher who thinks he wants to save her, but really only wants her for himself, and Toni, who really is in love with her. Homer's attempts to reframe Illia's life in his moral universe succeed for a while, but her spirit refuses to be crushed.

Given this premise, one might think that this is a naive film. It is not - it is quite knowing in places - but it rejects cynicism in all its forms, and therein lies the film's puzzle and its charm. The film, and Illia, emerge as a triumphant hymn to exuberance.

The main theme from the wonderful soundtrack by the neglected Manos Hadjidakis is so familiar, you'll think it is a traditional Greek tune.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
At the time of its release, this spirited comedy defined Greek cinema, if not Greece itself, for the world—an accolade that has many built-in ironies. Mercouri established a worldwide reputation with her portrayal of Ilya, the happy Piraeus hooker who bucks the system and helps organize her fellow prostitutes to do the same. Dassin plays a Connecticut Yankee, Homer Thrace, who comes to seek an ancient truth, believes he discovers in Ilya the “departed glory of Greece,” and sets to work remaking her. Ilya—and the film—however, argue for a modern Greece that wants to be known for itself: a vital community of politics, joy, and sensuality. Mercouri won the Best Actress Award at Cannes and the film won an Academy Award for well-known theme song, written by Manos Hadjidakis.
A must see movie. :)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A slice of Greece from the 60's 18 May 2009
A brilliant evocation of a time gone by. Simple performances with a backdrop of a tart with a heart and an overthinking American played out in the dirty port of Piraeus. If you kew Greece then or know Greece now you should watch this film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never on a Sunday 20 Dec 2010
This Film was a top hit in the 1960's and it gave me grate pleasure to watch it all over again. Melina Mercouri was not only a great actres but she became Greek Minister of the Art's with world renown.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A starting point 31 Jan 2004
This lively, raunchy and rowdy movie is a starting point for every non-Greek interested in Greek cinema. Provocative in its own time, it is revered today for its atmosphere, rhythm, passion and excellent performances, as well as cherished for its trademark music. The film manages to reproduce a faithful image of Athens in mid-twentieth centiry. The DVD provides good quality picture but, unfortunately, few extras.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melina's Marbles! 5 May 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Hadn't seen this for many years, and had forgotten the charm of this excellent film.
It's in a class of its own, and difficult to compare with anything else. Enjoy it for what it is: a celebration of life and of good humour, with some rich characters and wonderful music. And put to one side Melina Mercouri's later obsession with what the British choose to call 'The Elgin Marbles' - she turns in a performance of pure magic. First class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful Greek memories 22 Feb 2005
Format:VHS Tape
I first saw this film in 1959 and was knocked out by the sensational music in the film. Add to this the magic acting of Melina Mercouri(an absolute doll to a perky 18 year old) and it left its Greek memory with me all this time. I have looked long and hard for this film, thank goodness for Amazon. The film more than holds it own after 45 years and the magic of Melina is still as strong as ever. A wonderful enjoyable film if you love great acting by all the cast as well as a good storyline.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars never on sunday brilliant film 31 July 2009
bought the DVD really to hear the film version of Never on Sunday by Melina Mercouri. You normally only get the chance to hear Nana Mouskouri's hit version; Melina's version is no where near as good. The film is in black and white and there is a story to it. I thought it had a lot of energy and atmosphere, and I really enjoyed watching it. The DVD arrived quickly and in good condition, as always when using Amazon; price very good as well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Never on a Sunday
Great film< Mercouri great as the lead in this film.
Good film if you like her or a bit of nostalgia.
Published 2 months ago by jade
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what we expected!
We were surprised to find this as old as 1960, and black-and-white. Also surprised that over half the film was in Greek, with English sub-titles (there are options for three or... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Oldie film wins yet again NEVER ON A SUNDAY
A long time lover of ZORBA THE GREEK and feeling generous to myself whilst in a grecian mood,I decided to buy this. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Pamela Franic
4.0 out of 5 stars Songs
Loved this film particularly the music when it first came out. It was a trip down memory lane. Will probably not watch it again, or not for many years.
Published 11 months ago by Penelope Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film of the time
Thought it was a faulty disk and discovered a faulty scart lead was to blame for pixel problems. Sweet film with lovely scenery and reminded me of holidays in recent years. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Smiler
3.0 out of 5 stars Nexer on Sunday
The characters are my contemporaries. This is probably why I chose it. However it fell a little flat as I realised that things in my day were not as brilliant as I imagined.
Published 17 months ago by mr m white
2.0 out of 5 stars Never on Sunday
The film was in English subtitles the speaking was in Greek. I found this very boring could not really get into this film.
Published 23 months ago by rocky
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful after all these years
This film is as delightful now as it was when it first came out; watching it again is a great memory trip and a delightful insight into human life.
Published on 17 Feb 2012 by Kari Tapiola
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice
very quick delivery, and product very fine. Absolutely no reason for anything to complain about. I have been wishing for this video for a long time, having seen it many years ago... Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2012 by jantina pedersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Greece - The Movie
I was in Athens in early January, where the music from this film is played publicly and there is a statue of Melina Mercouri. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2010 by Mr. B. N. A. Roth
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