▶ VIDEO — Scene from the film “Ice Castles” — Figure Skating with The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Film: Ice Castles (1978). This 10 Minutes Video includes the magnificent scene that shows Lynn‐Holly Johnson Ice Skating with the beautiful music that Marvin Hamlisch composed for this film. It includes the song “Through The Eyes Of Love” performed by Melissa Manchester. (Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)

Film: Ice Castles (1978)- Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Film: Ice Castles (1978)- Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Ice Castles is a 1978 American romantic drama film directed by Donald Wrye and starring Lynn‐Holly Johnson and Robby Benson. A paperback novelization of the screenplay, by Leonore Fleischer, was released in conjunction with the film.

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Film Summary:

Alexis Winston (Lynn‐Holly Johnson) is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. One night, while practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in love with a handsome young man named Nick (Robbie Benson) who (with help from her family) helps her to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams. Summary written by Heather Niles

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The work was filmed on location in Colorado and Minnesota.

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Its theme song “Through the Eyes of Love” was made famous by Melissa Manchester and was nominated for the 52nd Academy Awards (April 1980).

Film Duration: 108 Minutes. Directed by Donald Wrye, Produced by John Kemeny, Written by Gary L. Baim, Donald Wrye. Starring Lynn‐Holly Johnson, Robby Benson, Colleen Dewhurst. Tom Skerritt.

Music by Marvin Hamlisch

The Theme song “Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles)” is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated ballad performed by American singer Melissa Manchester, for the 1978 film Ice Castles.

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The music of the song was written by the film’s composer, Marvin Hamlisch, with the lyrics written by Carole Bayer Sager. Melissa Manchester, a frequent collaborator with Sager, was chosen to sing the song. Despite not being a big hit, it is considered a classic among Manchester fans for her vocal delivery and has achieved a cult following over the years.

WATCH VIDEO: Figure Skating with The Music of Marvin Hamlisch (ICE CASTLES,  FILM, 1978)

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