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The Glenn Miller Story (Film) - Teacher's Guide

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Anthony Mann's 1953 film biography, The Glenn Miller Story, is the focus of a series of activities that introduce class members to Miller's life and music. Of particular interest to music students will be the cameos by many famous musicians of the day.

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  • The film was remastered in 2003 and again in 2007 and released on DVD
  • A great way to introduce the big band sound 
  • A link is provided to a list of discussion questions that will work with any film
  • The 2003 DVD version of the 115-minute film, remastered and colorized, may appear dated to some viewers