Ragtime was eventually succeeded by jazz, and although there was a revival in the 1940s, Joplin's prediction was not truly fulfilled until 1973 when "The Entertainer" was used as the theme music for the multiple Oscar winning film The Sting
. The score took one of these Oscars; it included five other Joplin rags, all of which were adapted by Marvin Hamlisch.
Along with Joshua Rifkin's million-selling 1970 album of Joplin recordings, the success of The Sting
and its chart-topping soundtrack helped bring ragtime back to the mainstream.
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