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Title: HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 12:36:44 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were hot, baby, hot, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're just sitting there like so much fish, too hot to handle.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 12:39:04 AM
And the word of the day is: HAPTIC!
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Post by: Ben on July 17, 2006, 04:57:16 AM
It's so hot people aren't posting!!!
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Post by: Ben on July 17, 2006, 04:58:07 AM
It's already very hot here in New York. When I left the house at 6:05am I walked out the door and almost turned around to walk back in but now I'm at the office with a fan and air conditioning.
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Post by: Ben on July 17, 2006, 05:00:49 AM
This from DR Laura:

Here is a question: In 1776, does the actress who plays Mrs. Jefferson get paid as much as the actors who perform for the whole show?

and this from DR Jose:

Well, all actors get paid the same base salary - at least for Equity productions.  However, the base salaries are just minimums.  If you have a good agent...

but a good agent won't get you much more if the theatre operates under what's called a "Favored Nations" contract, meaning that all actors get the same thing, same salary, same amenities, etc. Many small regional houses operate this way to avoid the kind of salary negotiations that can break a production. I don't know if the Musicians Union has an arrangement like this. I just know that it applies to Equity productions for the actors.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 05:06:33 AM
Actors with small parts always prefer the "favored nations" clause.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 05:08:05 AM
Great reading about everyone's hot day experiences and seeing DRJANE and DR VIXMOM around yesterday.

Some days it just doesn't pay to eat, MR BK.  It seems like a LOT of people didn't want to cook at home yesterday.  Maybe today will be better.  It is only 73 degrees now....on the way to 91, at least.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 05:15:45 AM
TOD:

Well my favorite is POINT OF ORDER, which many DR's have already seen.

But I will also add:

Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie

Into the Arms of Strangers

Derek and Clive Get the Horn - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore recording an album....I only saw this once at someone's house and haven't seen it again....but it really made me laugh.

They Shoot Movies Don't They? - a crazy "mockumentary" that seems to be real....I don't know...but it is certainly worth a look for people in the industry or INTERESTED in films.  Have you seen this, MR BK?
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 05:17:26 AM
Hmmm - may tackle the trivia question again this morning.  GRRRRRRRRRR
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on July 17, 2006, 05:24:40 AM
Thanks for your answers about 1776. I just always wondered.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 05:25:28 AM
Good morning, all!  How wonderful to see our Nursie Jane amongst the living at HHW.  I wish she were holding my hand while I see the surgeon this morning.

Today is very quiet; I've been enjoying the solitude of the apartment and listening to demos of my two favorite unproduced musicals:  THE TRAGIC AND HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN and FOR THE LOVE OF TIFFANY.

TOD:
  OH, WHAT A LOVELY WAR!
  1776
  GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK
  I, CLAUDIUS
  TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE
 
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 05:49:26 AM
Doctor vibes for DR ELMORE.
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Post by: Ginny on July 17, 2006, 06:23:01 AM
Monday morning greetings!  Humid here, too, but there's a breeze today.

TOD:

Quiz Show
Cradle Will Rock
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Post by: Ginny on July 17, 2006, 06:23:57 AM
DR Elmore - hope your doctor visit goes well.
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Post by: FJL on July 17, 2006, 06:28:24 AM
Ben and JRand - Don't some actors in "favored nations" shows sometimes manage to get "side agreements" for some sort of special additional something or other, be it a benefit of some kind or extra money for certain expenses, etc.?

To complicate it further, some actors are apparently able to negotiate that if ANYONE else in their company gets a "side agreement" benefit of some sort, they themselves get it too.  
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Post by: FJL on July 17, 2006, 06:29:11 AM
Hope your doctor visit goes well, Larry.
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Post by: FJL on July 17, 2006, 06:39:49 AM
Vixmom - Of course vixter is very welcome on August 20th.  Looking forward to seeing you.  

Can we aim for a 5-ish start, and mostly everyone will hopefully be here by 5:30?  That way, people can go to matinees or whatever they want to do before the gathering.
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Post by: Ben on July 17, 2006, 07:12:28 AM
Ben and JRand - Don't some actors in "favored nations" shows sometimes manage to get "side agreements" for some sort of special additional something or other, be it a benefit of some kind or extra money for certain expenses, etc.?

To complicate it further, some actors are apparently able to negotiate that if ANYONE else in their company gets a "side agreement" benefit of some sort, they themselves get it too.  

Ah, yes, the quirks of contracts and negotiating. Yes, FJL, depending on what you're doing, those side agreements can be considered outside of the favored nations and if you're a sharp actor with a good agent, you too can receive "side agreements"

Oy!
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Post by: Ben on July 17, 2006, 07:13:53 AM
I've put it in my book (the August 20th 5pm HHW get together that is). Depending on Mr. Morelli's calendar I may even persuade him to attend with me. Some of you have met the DP but others are in the dark about the actor some call "Ant"
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 07:16:37 AM
Good morning!

I got a kick out of the five day forecast in the newspaper this morning. Under each picture of a blazing sun and highs in the mid to upper 90s, the text said "Sunny and very hot." The same text was used for all five days.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 07:20:11 AM
My favorite historical documentary (and it's on DVD, too): ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED.

I read THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL in ninth grade and was so moved and affcted by it, that it has haunted me ever since. Didn't see the movie version for years after I read the diary, and I've never seen the play onstage.

ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED gives all the background on her while taking us to the actual locations where she went to school, lived, and played. We meet her friends (who survived) and, of course, her father. We get more details about the two years the family spent in hiding, and then the really interesting part which is the details of what happened after they were discovered. I found all of this riveting.

One of the more deserved Oscars for best Documentary went to this film.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 07:20:38 AM
DR JRand, I will put the DVD in the mail for you this afternoon.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 07:22:29 AM
After some discussion about it last week, I pulled out my LP of the 1974 CANDIDE and started listening to it yesterday. Such an enjoyable album even if the singing can't match that of the 1956 original cast.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 07:23:47 AM
Yep, nice to see that DR Jane made it back home safely even if she didn't post enough for bk's liking. I'm sure the pics she'll eventually post will be worth the wait.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 07:28:01 AM
I really enjoyed THE BLACK SWAN, but I was a little surprised if Fox was looking for a Tyrone Power classic to release on DVD that they didn't pick BLOOD AND SAND instead. I read on some site that BLOOD AND SAND was voted the most beautiful American-made Technicolor production. (BLACK NARCISSUS was voted the most beautiful British-made Technicolor production.)

Wonder if BLOOD AND SAND is in the loop for release at all. I've read nothing about it.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 07:47:48 AM
Chap it!!

Pathic....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 07:48:33 AM
Good day one and all!!
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Post by: Rodzinski on July 17, 2006, 07:51:04 AM
"even Naked Space sold a few"

Now what's that supposed to mean???

 :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 07:59:53 AM
MattH, I also liked Anne Frank Remembered.

I also liked Story of English.... Nice and fascinating history on the English Language and its many forms....

I did like a documentary from the BBC called the Celts. Despite the fact that it is tedious and a bit long winded (Gotta love Oxford English!) It does have its fascinating moments but I loved the soundtrack. Too bad the soundtrack was never released.

The Civil War by Ken Burns. I am a Civil War enthusiast and I really enjoyed this. Loved the soundtrack. There was a subsequent documentary called Songs of the Civil War where they talked about the music of the era and the music that was used in the Ken Burns' documentary.  Ashoken Farewell is a haunting piece.

Blood is Strong ... The soundtrack is haunting as many of teh tracks are performed by the group Capercaillie and sung in both Scots Gaelic and English by Karen Matheson
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:01:57 AM
THE CELLULOID CLOSET is a wonderful documentary about the history of gay characters in films. And the DVD contains outtakes of more talking heads that couldn't be fit into the main feature. For those interested in the subject, it's not an exhaustive history, but it's certainly a great starting point.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:02:43 AM
Having lunch with best friend John today, so I need to get off here and go get cleaned up.


WBBL.
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Post by: Ginny on July 17, 2006, 08:02:48 AM
Now I must walk a couple of blocks in the heat for a luncheon appointment with the fundraiser for Victoria Theatre Association.

Bye for now  8)
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:05:15 AM
Page Two POCAHONTAS Dance!!!


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Post by: MBarnum on July 17, 2006, 08:09:27 AM
I am pleased to report that I have FINALLY figured out how to transfer the recordings that were piling up on that new fangled Tivo like DVR machine to my DVD recorder!!!

Tomovoz, if you are still needing that Tony awards show I should be able to put it on DVD for you now!

I have now transferred to DVD BACK FROM ETERNITY, and one episode each of BOURBON STREET BEAT and 77 SUNSET STRIP guest starring Laurie Mitchell and Evelyn Rudie, respectively.
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Post by: Jeanne on July 17, 2006, 08:32:59 AM
I, too, liked GOOD NIGHT & GOOD LUCK very much, but my real love is British drama. Favorites are THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET, THE GRAND, WE'LL MEET AGAIN, WISH ME LUCK,  and THE SANDBAGGERS, all British television. I'm also a fan of HEARTBEAT,  a Yorkshire Television series very popular in the UK and Canada (and at my house). It is a light drama which takes place in 1960's Yorkshire. Quite fun. WE'LL MEET AGAIN and WISH ME LUCK are WWII drama, which the Brits do so well. Many of you will be familiar with THE SANDBAGGERS. I'm curious as to how many of you have heard of the others.
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Post by: PennyO on July 17, 2006, 08:43:25 AM
Hiya - there was a series on PBS WAY back in the 70's, from Jacob Bronowski that i just LOVED - what the heck was the name of that??? It was riveting. And I liked THE STORY OF ENGLISH.

The past few days I have been incorporating the new songs by BK into my script of Jewish Thighs, and deleting dialogue that is now redundant. I re-worked scenes to lead up to the Musical Moment, and fixed the ending. After six years, I had been quite tired of this play - my enthusiasm and affection for it are re-kindled! Collaboration can be so uplifting when it's right. (Trust me - there is no hell uglier than collaboration when it's WRONG)

Hope you get a good result from your doctor visit, Elmo dear!
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Post by: PennyO on July 17, 2006, 08:45:26 AM
Jeanne! Good morning, girl! Bruce showed me your pix the other day... how lovely you were then, and how beautiful now. I remember Bruce when he was that kid in the prom photos.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on July 17, 2006, 09:11:35 AM
BK, Black Swan is fun; but, no, it's not the second coming of Christ.  Laird Cregar makes the film for me as Henry Morgan,  though Ty is dashing and Maureen, as always, lovely.

Good  documentaries:  HARLAN COUNTY, USA.; SALESMAN.

Historical films I like are often not great films, but they are interesting history:  I like epics, of course.  I'm distinguishing these with the fact that they are all based(however loosely) on actual historical events: Lawrence of Arabia; Khartoum; Cromwell; Saraband for Dead Lovers; Spartacus; Tombstone; Matewan; 1776; The Scarlet Empress; Alfred the Great; Becket;
Man For All Seasons; Zulu; Zulu Dawn; Charge of the Light Brigade (the Richardson version over the Flynn)

Terrific historical mini-series:  Six Wives of Henry the Eighth; Elizabeth R; I, Claudius...the single greatest television event ever.  I'm also enjoying this new series on HBO: Rome.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 09:13:28 AM
I watched "The Black Swan" this weekend...gorgeous film in all respects.

One thing, though:  I was shocked that it ended when it did.  I expected some sort of confrontation between Morgan and Ingram who was in cahoots with Leech.

My "imagination" says they went back and sorted everything out.  But it also wants everyone to continue pirating, with Maureen O'Hara's Lady Denby being part of the band of rogues.


??: Who said anything about "The Black Swan" being the second coming of Christ?

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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 09:14:37 AM
Just read that the second season of HBO's ROME will also be the last, sad to say.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 09:15:49 AM
Yes, I found it very interesting that Ty and his pirates did not return to the straight and narrow but vowed to remain pirates. What a surprise in the Hayes Code era!
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 09:17:23 AM
DR MBarnum, I had no idea you liked Evelyn Rudie. Always loved her as a child (did she continue acting when she grew up?) and remember her guest starring on shows all the time.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 09:21:57 AM
Another film on my DVD plate this weekend was "tom thumb":

Entertaining?  Yes.

A classic.  Not in my book.

Russ Tamblyn is superb.  No bones about it.

For a "kid's movie", the romantic frou-frou between Woody and the Queen of the Woods was trite, tired and tedious.  

"The Yawning Man" sequence in the nursery was enchanting.  A fantastic accomplishment, IMO.

The sequence with the talented shoes just goes on and on and on...as if Pal had been told he needed to "fill time".  The shoemaker's vocal is about 1 1/2 minutes too long.  I was yelling "stop singing" at my TV for quite a while before he actually stopped.

That main theme -- Tom's song -- was a hoot...and those lyrics....da da da-da, di da.....such fun.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH:  As the main titles started, I did an audio check to see if there were alternative channels...and learned there was only one other...in French.

BUT...oddly, the main title music sounded different.  I did some back-and-forth switches...and there's a completely different main title for the French version...with chorus!!!

I didn't go through the entire film in French to see what else might differ, but I did check the scene that saw Woody marrying Queenie...it opens with a shot of a steeple with bell.  In the English version, the soundtrack has bells playing the four-note Mendelsohn "wedding march" motif....but in the French version, it's simply the bell we see tolling solemnly.

Strange that this film would have had so many differences in scoring.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 09:36:59 AM
DR Elmore - hope your doctor visit goes well.

Thanks to all for the good wishes.  Unfortunately, having an abscess inside your hip lanced is one of the most godawful painful things I've ever endured, and I'm sure my screams and groans alarmed every patient in the waiting area.  No local anesthetic is strong enough and I've informed my doctor that if I go through this again, he will have to render me unconscious.

On the positive side, I now have a medicine cabinet full of Tylenol with Codiene and I plan to indulge myself for the next few days.  And, since it wasn't misdiagnosed as the last time, I won't need to go through surgery to correct it (I hope!).
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 09:49:23 AM
I'm up, I'm up - got a great night's sleep, Kevin's already been here to get more CDs and I'm going to try to jog right now before going off to breakfast.

What I said was that the transfer isn't quite the second coming I was led to expect it would be.  It's excellent, really excellent, but I've seen transfers of 40s Technicolor films that are better.

Yes, we never see the comeuppance Ingram should get - I found that odd -
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 09:50:26 AM
THE CELLULOID CLOSET is a wonderful documentary about the history of gay characters in films. And the DVD contains outtakes of more talking heads that couldn't be fit into the main feature. For those interested in the subject, it's not an exhaustive history, but it's certainly a great starting point.

I preferred the book!  Vito Russo was a dear friend and I still miss him.  I feel the film's problem is that it was done after Vito's tragic death and doesn't have his tone.
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 09:59:10 AM
~~~Hip Vibes to Elmore!!~~~

;D
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 09:59:28 AM
Hiya - there was a series on PBS WAY back in the 70's, from Jacob Bronowski that i just LOVED - what the heck was the name of that??? It was riveting.

"The Ascent of Man (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000772842/202-3920273-7437409?v=glance&n=283926)".  It's not available from Amazon.com, but is on Amazon.co.uk.  If you have a region-code-free DVD player, it'll work.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000772842.02._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1109615660_.jpg)
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 10:05:11 AM
Topic of the Day:

Pennies From Heaven
Far From Heaven
Fiddler On the Roof
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 10:05:43 AM
And now, I'm late for work.  Until later!
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Post by: MBarnum on July 17, 2006, 10:10:38 AM
DR MBarnum, I had no idea you liked Evelyn Rudie. Always loved her as a child (did she continue acting when she grew up?) and remember her guest starring on shows all the time.

Yes, I do like her. In fact I interviewed her last year and the interview should run in Classic Images magazine one of these days. She is a very sweet lady and she runs a children's theater in Santa Monica, California now.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 10:11:10 AM

What I said was that the transfer isn't quite the second coming I was led to expect it would be.  It's excellent, really excellent, but I've seen transfers of 40s Technicolor films that are better.


Ah-HAH!  Now I get the connection.    :D

Name those films that are on DVD, please!  I'd love to check 'em out!
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Post by: MBarnum on July 17, 2006, 10:14:11 AM
Evidently historical film is not my favorite genre of film as I cannot think of a single favorite!

Now, if it was historical fiction film then perhaps I could come up with something.

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Post by: Ginny on July 17, 2006, 10:17:15 AM
Back from a delightful lunch at Citilites (http://www.schustercenter.org/dining/citilites.html), which is in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center for the Performing Arts.  It was like sitting outside, but air conditioned.  The walk over there wasn't as uncomfortable as I'd anticipated.  Humidity must be down a little today, because there was a distinct difference in temp in the shade.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 10:18:28 AM
Odd day.  

I made the mistake of "quibbling" at a "private discussion forum" on a question in a quiz that implied that John Wayne starred in "Cast A Giant Shadow" (Q:  What film starring John Wayne featuring a score by Elmer Bernstein is not featured on the new Silva Screen Records "True Grit" recording?).

The choices were two films actually STARRING John Wayne ("The Undefeated" and "The Alamo") and one film NOT STARRING John Wayne..."Cast A Giant Shadow."  Only one was scored by Bernstein, so "Cast A Giant Shadow" is the correct answer.  

The responses I got to my complaint are priceless...all defending to the death the absolute certainty that John Wayne, by virtue of having produced the film and taken a pivotal cameo role in the film, actually STARRED in the film for all intents and purposes.

I'm amenable to, but amazed and amused by the logic and the insistence that it was an easily solved question to an inconsequential quiz.

Then...what's all the fuss about?  I ask myself...

 
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 10:22:27 AM
Back from a jog.  Now to shower, then I shall be on my way to Hugo's for something to eat.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 10:45:06 AM
Evidently historical film is not my favorite genre of film as I cannot think of a single favorite!

Now, if it was historical fiction film then perhaps I could come up with something.



There surely has to be some historical piece taking place in a loincloth that you have undying passion for!
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 10:46:22 AM
I love to watch documentaries and often find myself watching the history channel.  I love anything by Ken and Ric Burns.  The Civil War, of course, but I'm not a Civil War nut.  I enjoyed Lewis and Clark, Jazz, Not for Ourselves Alone...well most if not all of them.

I think I raved about PAPER CLIPS when I saw that.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 10:49:00 AM
Ok, now you may all think I'm crazy about this one, but if you throw out the love story, TITANIC is amazingly historically accurate.  I got a bit obsessed with the historical background when the film came out and did a lot of research.  I'd see the film, do some research, then see the film again and viola! there it all was in the background.  I won't confess how many times I saw it.  Doing all the research made going to the exhibition a real joy.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 10:50:22 AM
I loved 1776.  The Revolution is my favorite historical era. I especially like shows that get into the personal dynamics of the founding fathers...
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 10:50:56 AM
Better get back to work.. Much to do....much to do....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 10:56:09 AM
Another film I watched on DVD this weekend was the Agatha Christie "mystery" from 1972 called "Endless Night."

Not altogether successful as a film, it did pair up Hayley Mills with her "The Family Way" co-star Hywel Bennett.

The film on VHS was soft and a bit murkey at times.

On DVD it's quite lovely and focused, with wonderful production values and a quite nice Bernard Herrmann score (with Howard Blake on the Moog synthesizer!!!).

I don't know how faithful it is to the Christie tale, but it's interesting that the location and the house play a starring role in the film.

Per Oscarsson is an interesting addition to the cast which includes Britt Ekland.  The sequence shot in Positano made me homesick for Italy.  A particularly stunning shot is of Oscarsson and Bennett sitting on the veranda of a villa Oscarsson's character was building for a wealthy client.  It's nighttime...with the bay and town below beautifully illuminated.  Sigh.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 11:02:34 AM
Speaking of historical films...and up MBarnum's alley, historical fiction:

I watched the Warner Brothers 1937 "The Prince and the Pauper" on DVD.  What a sweet surprise it was to find this film in such marvelous condition.

This has long been a favorite film...since seeing it on TV in the early 1960s.  Errol Flynn is at his swashbuckling (and young Flynn) best.  The Mauch twins -- Billy and Bobby -- are my favorite leads in the many filmed versions of this story.  It has been decades since I read the novel.  The film's dialogue is a bit "of its day" (i.e., the 1930s)...at one point, the prince falls into Flynn's arms crying about his "dad" (Henry VIII, who has died).  I don't know if Twain ever put the word "dad" into either of his boys' mouth.  Maybe...

The casting is marvelous...the accents a bit muddled among the poor.  When the film opens and a boy has been born to Henry and his wife, the mob are exclaiming about the new Prince of "Wiles" (i.e., Wales with a Cockney accent, I'm guessing).  They don't even try an accent on other words...just "Wiles".

Still...it's a cracking good movie and features a rousing Erich Wolfgang Korngold score (not a great one, but better than most other composers of that time...and this time).
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Post by: Jeanne on July 17, 2006, 11:12:22 AM
Hello, PennyO! Thank you for the compliments. You are so kind and generous. Bruce has told me about the new songs for your show, but I haven't heard them yet. Hopefully, soon. Yes, bk as a kid. Just before that prom pic was taken bk sat down at the piano and played one of his own compositions. Pure bk, huh? Best of luck with the show!
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 11:28:28 AM
Ok, now you may all think I'm crazy about this one, but if you throw out the love story, TITANIC is amazingly historically accurate.  I got a bit obsessed with the historical background when the film came out and did a lot of research.  I'd see the film, do some research, then see the film again and viola! there it all was in the background.  I won't confess how many times I saw it.  Doing all the research made going to the exhibition a real joy.

How many times did you see it??  My niece paid to see it 21 times in the theater!  AND she paid for me to take her four times.  I liked it but I don't ever need to see it again.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 11:40:04 AM
How many times did you see it??  My niece paid to see it 21 times in the theater!  AND she paid for me to take her four times.  I liked it but I don't ever need to see it again.

I felt that way after one viewing!
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Post by: Ben on July 17, 2006, 11:47:14 AM
This just in: I am not a lesbian

Oprah (http://www.365gay.com/)

Did you get the subtle color thing I did? It's purple. Get it??? Maybe I'm being too obvious  :D
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Post by: PennyO on July 17, 2006, 12:06:31 PM
Shes fat, she's thin, she's straight, she's gay, she's black, she's white, she hates hip-hop, she loves hip-hop - ooohhhh! I know MY world revolves around her!
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Post by: PennyO on July 17, 2006, 12:07:56 PM
TOD - I loved ONE MILLION YEARS, BC and QUEST FOR FIRE!!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 12:09:33 PM
TOD - I loved ONE MILLION YEARS, BC and QUEST FOR FIRE!!!!

You're a woman after DR MBarnum's heart!  I'm still surprised he didn't mention the Jorge Rivero ADAM AND EVE as his favorite historic movie!
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 12:11:45 PM
You're a woman after DR MBarnum's heart!  I'm still surprised he didn't mention the Jorge Rivero ADAM AND EVE as his favorite historic movie!

Nominated for Best Costuming, no doubt, at some film festival!

Thanks DR MATTH!  I appreciate it.  8)
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 12:15:00 PM
Historical films....

The Wind and the Lion

The Lion in Winter

Tombstone

Gone With the Wind

Finding Neverland

The Miracle

Son of Fury & Toast of New York & Come and Get It
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 12:17:24 PM
As for "favored nations" - yes DR FJL what DRBEN says is true.

I know that William Frawley had an agreement with Desilu that he would get exactly what Vivian Vance got during I LOVE LUCY negotiations.  Vance had one of the powerhouse Orsattis for an agent....Frawley didn't even have an agent, but because Vance's was so tough (and Vance threatened each year to quit and go back into therapy in New Mexico) - Frawley had a sweet deal.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 12:21:48 PM
And the word of the day is: HAPTIC!
Just thinking about HAPTIC responses was enough to make PA ITCH.
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Post by: Jrand70 on July 17, 2006, 12:26:55 PM
Just thinking about HAPTIC responses was enough to make PA ITCH.

Variety Headline:

FAT DOG MAKES HAP TIC
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 12:52:00 PM
HIP CAT makes A PITCH AT CHIP.
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Post by: Ginny on July 17, 2006, 01:05:09 PM
This just in: I am not a lesbian

Oprah (http://www.365gay.com/)

Oh, DR Ben, thanks for sharing this.  Now I can sleep nights!  ;)
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 01:20:38 PM
I preferred the book!  Vito Russo was a dear friend and I still miss him.  I feel the film's problem is that it was done after Vito's tragic death and doesn't have his tone.

I agree with you. No film could be as inclusive of the subject as the book was. And thankfully on the DVD, a lecture that Vito gave has been added to one of the audio tracks as a bonus feature, so his "spirit" is at least a little bit present on the DVD.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 01:23:09 PM
Ever have a tune get stuck in your mind, and not be able to get it out?

I doubled that today.  

I had "Happy Talk" from South Pacific bouncing along with "Life Is" from Zorba.

They would make for an interesting medley.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 01:23:33 PM
DR JRand, I put the DVD in the mail this afternoon first class, so look for it around WEdnesday if the fates are kind.
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 01:28:25 PM
Ever have a tune get stuck in your mind, and not be able to get it out?

Earlier today, I read a headline (but not the article) that says that Jennifer Aniston wouldn't mind having a "Friends" reunion show.  The song that popped into my head and hasn't left is (...we can never go) "Back To Before" from Ragtime. ;)

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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 01:30:45 PM
I spent the entire afternoon (the little that was left after a long lunch and errands) with TOO MANY GIRLS.

I'm so glad to have this, but there were thin scratches that popped up for extended periods fairly often in the film. No big thing, and the contrast looks excellent with this sharp transfer. Yes, Van Johnson is quite prominent among the ensemble (but not exhibiting much screen charisma, to be honest).

I think I spied Hugh Martin for a couple of seconds during one of the numbers as well.

The powers that be never were able to find believable singing doubles for Lucille Ball. Trudy Erwin here isn't a very good match (though a fine singer) and neither were Gloria Grafton or Martha Mears in other films.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 01:32:19 PM
Earlier today, I read a headline (but not the article) that says that Jennifer Aniston wouldn't mind having a "Friends" reunion show.  The song that popped into my head and hasn't left is (...we can never go) "Back To Before" from Ragtime. ;)



Lisa Kudrow said in an interview I read recently that both Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer put the kibosh on those plans. All the women and Matthew Perry were on board.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 01:34:03 PM
So, tonight, I'll try to get through DEADWOOD, ENTOURAGE, and RENO 911! at least before a new episode of THE CLOSER comes on.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 01:46:28 PM
I agree with you. No film could be as inclusive of the subject as the book was. And thankfully on the DVD, a lecture that Vito gave has been added to one of the audio tracks as a bonus feature, so his "spirit" is at least a little bit present on the DVD.

That's good to know; I only saw the film in a theatre.  Vito was one of the funniest and most decent men I've ever known.  I truly miss him.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 01:49:36 PM

I'm so glad to have this, but there were thin scratches that popped up for extended periods fairly often in the film. No big thing, and the contrast looks excellent with this sharp transfer. Yes, Van Johnson is quite prominent among the ensemble (but not exhibiting much screen charisma, to be honest).



I never thought he showed any screen charisma; he was always - to me - one of those MGM stars whose career I never understood.  The shaky soprano of Kathryn Grayson was another.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 01:59:39 PM
Back from a yummilicious meal at Hugo's.  Must now try to write a bit.

elmore, I'll probably be sending out your package on Wednesday!
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 01:59:44 PM
I'm at work and I'm just about to listen to the "world premiere recording" of Bernarda Alba and I noticed that it's got three acts.  I can't remember the last time a musical had three acts...other than going back to Anyone Can Whistle.  I'm just curious but does anyone else know of more recent three-act musicals? :)

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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 02:06:16 PM
Back from a yummilicious meal at Hugo's.  Must now try to write a bit.

elmore, I'll probably be sending out your package on Wednesday!

Sounds good!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 02:09:37 PM
Lisa Kudrow said in an interview I read recently that both Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer put the kibosh on those plans. All the women and Matthew Perry were on board.

LeBlanc, for one, should be eager to salvage some degree of respectability for the character of "Joey"...after that absymal two-season laugh-deficient offshoot "Joey" finally bit the big one, he should consider recreating the character in an AMUSING way rather than that stupidity we were treated to in the solo series.

David Schwimmer can eat Spam and die for all I care.  

They can have Ross off in Iraq on a major dig after bombs revealed a paleontological treasure trove of skeletal remains of some ancient something or other.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 02:15:20 PM
Ooh-ooh!

Another film I watched over the weekend -- one sent on a VHS tape by a friend who recorded it off Cinemax many years ago -- was the 1951 20th Century-Fox island epic "Bird of Paradise".  Written and Directed by Delmer Daves, this film was a bit too simplistic for the time it was made.  But the film is probably the most gorgeous I've seen in terms of showing off the islands of Polynesia.  

The photography and location and, best of all, a wonderfully lovely (and unique) score by Daniele Amfitheatrof with sumptuous chorale work by Ken Darby adds up to just under two hours of wondrous entertainment.

Debra Paget, as Kahlua, daughter of the chief who most make the ultimate sacrifice for her people (according to the evil-looking Kahuna, reader of signs and portents) has never been more lovely in any film she made.  She doesn't have many lines, but she smiles winningly throughout the film...except, of course, when she's sad.

I saw this film twice on NBC's "Saturday Night at the Movies" back in the 1960s.  Haven't seen it since until this past Friday.

It was a very happy reunion!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 02:18:12 PM
Page 5 4 Cuban Dance:
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 02:37:40 PM
I'm at work and I'm just about to listen to the "world premiere recording" of Bernarda Alba and I noticed that it's got three acts.  I can't remember the last time a musical had three acts...other than going back to Anyone Can Whistle.  I'm just curious but does anyone else know of more recent three-act musicals? :)



Well, NO NO NANETTE was three acts, but its origin was pre-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (even though the revival came afterwards).
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 02:38:01 PM
Page 5 Cuban Dance:


And a title en francaise!
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 02:40:58 PM
Well, NO NO NANETTE was three acts, but its origin was pre-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (even though the revival came afterwards).

Most musicals into the 1920s were 3-acters, primarily, I suspect, from the European operetta tradition.  Gilbert & Sulivan operas are usually in 2 Acts, although I believe PRINCESS IDA has 3.

The only post-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 3-acters I can think of are (because they're three one-acts) 3HREE and THE APPLE TREE.
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 02:42:44 PM
MOST HAPPY FELLA was in 3 Acts, and I think it should stay that way.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 02:47:19 PM
Off to start on the week's cleaning chores. Then back to the TV to watch last night's recorded programs.

WBBL.
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Post by: FJL on July 17, 2006, 02:57:39 PM
George - Bernarda Alba is in three "acts," but it was performed at Lincoln Center without an intermission.  (Or did you already know that?  :) )
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 02:59:38 PM
Most musicals into the 1920s were 3-acters, primarily, I suspect, from the European operetta tradition.  Gilbert & Sulivan operas are usually in 2 Acts, although I believe PRINCESS IDA has 3.

The only post-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 3-acters I can think of are (because they're three one-acts) 3HREE and THE APPLE TREE.

I forgot about 3hree and The Apple Tree...although I do have the CDs.  At one point (long before the Broadway version of Falsettos), the scripts of the three one-act musicals by William Finn about Marvin, Trina, Whizzer, et. al., were published as "The Marvin Trilogy," but I don't know if they were ever performed as such.  

But these are all examples of three individual one-act musicals either written or put together to make an evening, but I was just curious if one show/story was originally written (fairly recently) to be three acts.
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 03:01:46 PM
George - Bernarda Alba is in three "acts," but it was performed at Lincoln Center without an intermission.  (Or did you already know that?  :) )

I didn't know that.  Did you see it?  Is the CD the whole show or is there dialogue to make it a longer evening?
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 03:02:27 PM
(If you haven't guessed, I haven't started listening to the CD, yet...soon, I promise, soon ;))
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Post by: FJL on July 17, 2006, 03:03:27 PM
LORD OF THE RINGS, which some of us feel is technically not totally a musical (more musical than play with music, though), was in three acts when we saw it in Toronto in March.  I've heard that the second intermission was shortened to a pause at some point, though, but still three distinct acts.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 03:08:02 PM
As promised, here are some photographs.  First up is Nick and our very own Mr. Kevin Spirtas.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 03:09:40 PM
Next is Kev and my very own self - notice our CELEBRITY badges.
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Post by: FJL on July 17, 2006, 03:10:47 PM
CONTACT, of course, was comprised of three separate stories, but no pause between the first and second stories.

Recent productions of the three-act PETER PAN seem to only have a brief pause between the second and third acts.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 03:11:03 PM
Next up is Nick, show veteran Beth, and Nick's pal Michael Mattesino.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 03:12:36 PM
Next up is Julie McCullogh and Chuck McCann
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 03:13:29 PM
To the right, the still gorgeous Connie Hines - to the left, someone's butt.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 03:14:21 PM
Finally, Mr. Alan Young and his handler, Carol.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 03:27:52 PM
How many times did you see it??  My niece paid to see it 21 times in the theater!  AND she paid for me to take her four times.  I liked it but I don't ever need to see it again.

A lot less than your niece
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 17, 2006, 03:28:15 PM
Whilst from a "Fiction" book, the movie "Daniel" has enough truth there to be a favourite of mine in the historical genre.
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 17, 2006, 03:34:41 PM
Also liked "Warm Spings" and UK shows "All The Kings Men", "A Christmas Truce" and "The Lost Prince".

From France, "Etre et Avoir" is a wonderful documentary.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 03:36:13 PM
Boo is running around while Callie is in the back of the house. Boo is really funny. She's getting bolder and bolder about exploring and gets into EVERYTHING!!! She just took a running leap and pounced on the piano keyboard....LOL!!!
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 17, 2006, 03:36:51 PM
UK Musical "Acorn Antiques" may have been in 3 acts.
It's a wonderful laugh and worth investing in this DVD if you have multi-zone player.  Julie Walters is the Star.
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 03:37:24 PM
I'm glad I kept the little squirt
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 03:39:52 PM
UK Musical "Acorn Antiques" may have been in 3 acts.
It's a wonderful laugh and worth investing in this DVD if you have multi-zone player.  Julie Walters is the Star.

Isn't it based on a UK TV show?  Does one have to know the show to enjoy the musical?  I've seen in on Amazon.co.uk and have wondered if I'd understand what was going on if I've never seen the TV show.
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 17, 2006, 03:46:03 PM
The TV show - I've only seen bits - was a total parody of the usual daytime soap. It was written by Victoria Wood. Seeing the TV show is very much not necessary!

Unlike the very funny "League Of Gentlemen" stage show which needed knowledge of the characters. It is VERY funny.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 03:49:02 PM
Nice pictures bk.. Too bad Matt could not attend....

Cilla, glad that Boots is getting more bold and continued vibes that things work out....
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Post by: Tomovoz on July 17, 2006, 03:49:23 PM
The DVD of "The Best of Victoria Wood" would be a good starting point DR George. It includes some "Acorn Antiques" moments and some wonderful comedy routines with Julie Walters.
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 03:52:03 PM
The TV show - I've only seen bits - was a total parody of the usual daytime soap. It was written by Victoria Woods. Seeing the TV show is very much not necessary!

Unlike the very funny "League Of Gentlemen" stage show which needed knowledge of the characters. It is VERY funny.

Thanks for the info...I think I will order it. ;D
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 04:22:11 PM
I think it's funny that Boots has become "Boo".

My first cat was all white and was given to me by a coworker in Naples, Italy (circa 1975-76).  He had named her "Bianca."

I was determined to rename her, however, and she was dubbed "Maggie."

Funnily enough, though, I began calling her "Punkin'"...and we both liked it.  

"Punkin'" was a trip.

I had a long narrow hallway, all marble flooring, and I would loosely wad a sheet of aluminum foil into a ball and throw it down the hall.   Punkin would run to get it and slide with all four paws into the end of the hall...but she'd get that foil ball and bring it back to me...and we'd play like that until she got tired of running into that wall!

LOL!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 04:23:47 PM
Now, it's Page 5:
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 04:47:01 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well... It was one of those days I woke up "tired", and, right now, I'm still a bit "tired".  Hmm... ???

In any case...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 04:48:36 PM
Oh, as other DRs have stated, it's hot and humid here in New York City.  However...
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 05:00:59 PM
Anyway....
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on July 17, 2006, 05:01:18 PM
:D
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 05:07:28 PM
I spent most of today in the air-conditioned comfort of Studio C of the Actor's Equity Association audition center playing auditions for two of the shows in the upcoming NYMF.  I played for some good people.  I played for some bad people.  I played for some so-so people.

And I played for one guy who, after I attempted to play his song for him for the third time, I felt was going to come behind the piano and punch me.  Well, maybe not punch me, but at least get very mad at me.  I stopped "us" the first time when I realized I was not with him.  The he stopped me the second time... Then a third...

"It's just a ballad!"
-Are you backphrasing?
"No, I am not.  I could go ahead and sing something else, something easier."
 -That's not necessary.  Would you just like me to chord your song for you?

And that seemed to do the trick.

It was one of those cases where he had paid someone to write out an accompaniment - and probably paid whoever good money to do so - but the piano part in no way reflected the way the singer was singing it.  He was singing a ballad, and the accompaniment part appeared to be an up-tempo.  Even the composer of one of the shows who sitting behind me was a bit confused by the music that was put in front of me on the piano.  Needless to say, there was a bit of tension in the room after he left, but we all eventually laughed it off.  Sort of.

Sadly, he actually sang the song rather well, but after the amount of "attitude" that was shown in the room, his picture and resume was moved right to the "No" pile.

-And I so wanted to tell him what was wrong with his music, but something told me that that was probably not the right time to do so.  :-\
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 05:13:23 PM
But, all in all, I had a good time today, but since I had woken up "tired", I was sort of in low gear all day.  Even I was surprised at how "down" I was feeling.  I'm guessing it was from sensing all the heat and humidity outside.  Or maybe it was from all the actors who kept coming in and saying how awful it was outside.  And then when that guy came in - see my previous post - that didn't help matters either.

But, again, I had a good time, and the people behind the table were very complimentary.  I gave out - and was asked for - a bunch my business cards.  Even one of the producers of the NYMF asked for me info.  And as always, there were a couple of actors who came in who I've worked with in the past.  Always nice seeing old friends.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 05:14:15 PM
Oohhh... Just got some good news via an e-mail!  The check is really in the mail!

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 05:18:35 PM
Oohh... This may have been discussed during one of the days I was errant and truant over the past couple of weeks, but just in case it hasn't...  Just in case anyone is interested...

The Original Cast Recording for Lestat is currently on hold.  It was supposed to be released on July 11, but for now, it's on hold.  There are some "issues" involved which I don't think I'm at liberty to share on this public forum.  -However, if you'd like to send me a private message...  :-\

But at least we're all getting paid.  Finally!  *See above post.  ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 05:32:47 PM
Most musicals into the 1920s were 3-acters, primarily, I suspect, from the European operetta tradition.  Gilbert & Sulivan operas are usually in 2 Acts, although I believe PRINCESS IDA has 3.

The only post-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 3-acters I can think of are (because they're three one-acts) 3HREE and THE APPLE TREE.
When der Brucer and I saw 3hree in Los Angeles (and I personally loved it), it was presented without an intermission.  Instead, the audience got to watch as the actors changed their costumes and makeup upstage, and the set was changed downstage, the rear wall having been removed for the change.  I'm pretty sure the changes were very well rehearsed, along with the three acts.
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 05:47:49 PM
Sorry Iím not mentioning everyone by name, but thanks for the continued welcome backs.  
And no thanks Bruce for the rant. ;D

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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 05:48:18 PM
One of the reasons I havenít caught up with things around here is I have continued to search for the perfect dog.  I wish she would just follow me home during one of my hikes.  

So even though we have a litter of pups to choose from next month I havenít stopped looking.  Not only have I been researching breeders but checking out pets in need of a home, mostly giant sized dogs.

SWW & DerBrucer- I must commend you for the wonderful photos you take of dogs.  I canít believe how bad most of them are on PetFinders & the local humane societies, itís almost impossible to tell what the dog looks like.  It seems most of the time the faces are elongated. ::)
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 05:52:27 PM
My job is to rant, dear Jane.  You have known me for over forty years.  I think you know my job is to rant.

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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 05:52:59 PM
...-And I so wanted to tell him what was wrong with his music, but something told me that that was probably not the right time to do so.  :-\
Meeting the feller at a bar, after he's had a couple, and telling him then?  Equally bad idea.

He's probably blaming you for the poor audition.  It can't ever be the fault of the music.  At times like this, I concentrate on the next customer and smile for all I'm worth.
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 05:54:50 PM
My job is to rant, dear Jane.  You have known me for over forty years.  I think you know my job is to rant.

 ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 05:58:29 PM
Welcome back, DR Jane!

The reason der B and I get such good pics is a) der B takes about ten pics each time, and selects the best, and b) I get to help, by paying attention to the dog, sometimes holding the dog.  I guess I'm that elf or Mrs. Claus at the mall during Christmas, when all the kid wants to do is scream at the top of his/her lungs and act out.

Only I don't wear funny costumes.  Usually.
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Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 06:02:24 PM
And why has no one commented on my svelte new body?
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:05:38 PM
I have always found those distorted face photos, animals and people alike, a bit creepy.  It is a real shame they are the best that can be taken for something this important.  Guess I shouldnít be so critical since Iím not offering to do the job. :-[
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Post by: Cillaliz on July 17, 2006, 06:06:02 PM
I think I am getting very close to try to introduce the beasts of prey again. Tonight  I got home and let Boo run - see earlier post - then after dinner, I put her in her carrier again and they stared at each other for awhile. No hisses or anything.  After Boo went back to her room, Callie wanted to go meet her...but Boo saw her in the door and just casually walked under the bed.  So I backed off for tonight, but it's getting close.  

Her name started as Bootsie, but I just don't picture me having a Bootsie, then it was Boots, but that didn't feel right. Maybe it's just that I get a kick out of saying "Boo"
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:06:56 PM
Because you are wearing a boxy shirt & didn't show it off.

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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:10:16 PM
Cillaliz, sorry I missed your birthday party at HHW-hope it was fun.
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Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 06:12:53 PM
Time to get dinner going.  Chicken Piccata, a salad of apples, celery, shallot and pimentos, bound with a bit of mayo, and some pasta on the side.
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:17:06 PM
Cillaliz-I think Boo is cute, much better than Bootsie.
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:18:05 PM
I think it is funny that I eat way earlier than folks on the East Coast.
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Post by: TCB on July 17, 2006, 06:19:08 PM
What a delightful double surprise I received today in the mail.  Not only did I receive my copy of DECEIT autographed by two entertainment superstars; but I also received my handy dandy sparkling prize for last week's contest-  a copy of JEEPERS CREEPERS.   Thank you, BK. I can't wait to listen to the CD.  Also, I am glad that I received my copy of DECEIT, so that I can watch the DVD before too many well-meaning fans give away too much information about the show.
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Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:20:12 PM
Jeanne-WELCOME! [/size]  

Where in Culver City did you live? Do you remember Currieís Mile High Ice Cream in Palms?
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Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 06:28:12 PM
What a delightful double surprise I received today in the mail.  Not only did I receive my copy of DECEIT autographed by two entertainment superstars; but I also received my handy dandy sparkling prize for last week's contest-  a copy of JEEPERS CREEPERS.   Thank you, BK. I can't wait to listen to the CD.  Also, I am glad that I received my copy of DECEIT, so that I can watch the DVD before too many well-meaning fans give away too much information about the show.

They all die at the end.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 06:28:34 PM
Spoo!!!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 06:32:57 PM
elmore, are the pain meds working?
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 06:54:08 PM
elmore, are the pain meds working?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 07:06:23 PM
A few too many exlamation points, baby.

Jane, ironically, Jeanne lived on Wagner Street in Culver City.  It doesn't get weirder than that, baby.  Next time I shall not wear a boxy shirt.

For lunch today I had mac and cheese, but it couldn't have been over five ounces of the stuff - later I had a little candy bar.  So, I think I'm safe eating something smallish and yummiliciousish.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TPunk on July 17, 2006, 07:12:48 PM
Boo is running around while Callie is in the back of the house. Boo is really funny. She's getting bolder and bolder about exploring and gets into EVERYTHING!!! She just took a running leap and pounced on the piano keyboard....LOL!!!

I bet a few months from now you will look fondly back on this time as the time before Boo took over the house.  Just as Rodzinski and I remember the time before Walty ran the house, and stayed quietly in the guest room.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 07:14:26 PM
A few too many exlamation points, baby.


If you felt the way elmore does you would have that many exclamation points.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 07:16:00 PM

Jane, ironically, Jeanne lived on Wagner Street in Culver City.  It doesn't get weirder than that, baby.  

ROTFLOL!

Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TPunk on July 17, 2006, 07:17:25 PM
I enjoyed tonight's episode of The Closer- interesting opening.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 07:17:38 PM
Bruce-How much weight in total have you lost now?  Have you reached your goal?  I really couldn't tell in the photo.

Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TPunk on July 17, 2006, 07:17:54 PM
I did a load of laundry tonight.  Sheets and towels in case anyone is interested.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 07:18:15 PM
Michael S-Your new avatar is very nice.  Is it a current photo?
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Michael on July 17, 2006, 07:20:32 PM
Michael S-Your new avatar is very nice.  Is it a current photo?

Yes. Taken three weeks ago.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Michael on July 17, 2006, 07:22:49 PM
The Marvin musicals.
All three have been performed together and I believe it went under the name of Marvin's Songs. Could be wrong,
And I think and this is going back more than ten years ago. It was performed in Washington DC and directed by Gracialla Danielle. It was this production that gave to the thought of doing part two and three together in one evening.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Michael on July 17, 2006, 07:24:05 PM
And oh yes. All three musicals need a recording as they all were revised somewhat since their recordings. In Trousers (Part 1) being the most heavily revised of all the shows.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: elmore3003 on July 17, 2006, 07:26:10 PM
If you felt the way elmore does you would have that many exclamation points.

I removed a few; I had put us into Cinemascope.  I really hurt and the gauze bandage is sticking to the incision.  No, I am not happy.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 07:28:39 PM
I removed a few; I had put us into Cinemascope.  I really hurt and the gauze bandage is sticking to the incision.  No, I am not happy.

Shall I head over with my camera and take a pic of it too?

:P
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 07:29:21 PM
Seriously... DR elmore - I hope this bout of pain is truly temporary, and just proverbial storm before the calm.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 07:35:34 PM
Meeting the feller at a bar, after he's had a couple, and telling him then?  Equally bad idea.

He's probably blaming you for the poor audition.  It can't ever be the fault of the music.  At times like this, I concentrate on the next customer and smile for all I'm worth.

Well...  I was doing a LOT of "smiling" today.  A lot!

;D
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2006, 07:38:23 PM
Josse-LOL

Michael Shayne-You look GREAT!

elmore- as Jose said-WISHES THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY!

'night.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: MBarnum on July 17, 2006, 07:44:23 PM
DR Elmore3003 that is horrible. I hope you feel better  very, very soon...I am surprised that you haven't telephoned to torment me while I am at work and can't defend myself...I know that always makes you feel much better! LOL!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 07:50:53 PM
What a delightful double surprise I received today in the mail.  Not only did I receive my copy of DECEIT autographed by two entertainment superstars; but I also received my handy dandy sparkling prize for last week's contest-  a copy of JEEPERS CREEPERS.   Thank you, BK. I can't wait to listen to the CD.  Also, I am glad that I received my copy of DECEIT, so that I can watch the DVD before too many well-meaning fans give away too much information about the show.


It is very well done TCB... Bruce did a brilliant job writing it. Matt is superb!! Bruce rocked!! Him and Matt rocked!!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: MBarnum on July 17, 2006, 07:55:44 PM
Had a lovely interview this evening with 1950s starlet and Three Stooges co-star Bek Nelson...she was in the stooges short FLYING SAUCER DAFFY for those HHWians who are stooges fans...and you know who your are.

(http://www.threestooges.net/images/episodes/186.jpg)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: PennyO on July 17, 2006, 07:57:00 PM

Elmo! I'm so sorry. Tomorrow will be a better day. Or not...

Okay - for those of you who are slightly miffed that Bruce wore such a big shirt over his newly-svelte bod, let me assure you that the speedo in which he greets guests to his home environment shows off the ol' beefcake superbly. His sleek flanks, well-muscled chest and long and shapely legs attest to his dedication to diet and exercise. He is a GOD!!

(Bruce, howz that?)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: PennyO on July 17, 2006, 07:58:08 PM
Ohhh, sorry I missed Jane... a belated Welcome Back.
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Post by: MBarnum on July 17, 2006, 07:58:30 PM
Tomorrow evening I have an interview scheduled with a 1940s starlet...I spoke to her this evening...all seemed well...and then she started talking about how she had been engaged to JFK (possible)...and then told me that the mafia and the CIA had recently been killing all of her lawyers (!!!)...oy...to quote JRand55...pray for Rosemary's Baby!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TCB on July 17, 2006, 08:01:41 PM
I felt that way after one viewing!


The first half was enough for me.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 08:02:12 PM
If elmore thinks he's in pain now, wait until he gets the score to The Brain From Planet X.  :-)

I have lost close to twenty-five pound and want to lose another ten or so.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 08:04:20 PM
Now, it's Page 5:

This is just begging for a comment....

You also have to be a bunny!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 08:15:52 PM
Nice to see you posting again Jane!!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 08:18:44 PM
Bruce you do look good... Keep it up!!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 08:22:16 PM
And oh yes. All three musicals need a recording as they all were revised somewhat since their recordings. In Trousers (Part 1) being the most heavily revised of all the shows.

Either last year or the year before, L. A.Theatre Works (http://www.latw.org/) broadcast a production of the final revised version of Falsettos, but unlike most of their shows, it's not available for purchase.  Coincidentally, it's being repeated THIS WEEK!  Click HERE (http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw/) for a link to a radio station that's broadcasting it.  You have to listen to it this week because after this week, you can only listen to the first 15 minutes.  I was able to record it, last year (or the year before). :)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TCB on July 17, 2006, 08:24:35 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well... It was one of those days I woke up "tired", and, right now, I'm still a bit "tired".  Hmm... ???

In any case...


When I was younger (and better looking), I used to wake up tired a lot of mornings!    ;)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 08:25:03 PM
And now, it's time to go home...actually, I should have left half an hour ago, but I didn't.

And no one mentioned it yet but Mickey Spillane died today.  He was 88 years old.

And on that note (F-natural), I'm going home. :)

Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TCB on July 17, 2006, 08:29:42 PM
And why has no one commented on my svelte new body?


Oh that was you in the photo?  I thought it must be your son!









Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 08:29:42 PM
Wonder if Deceit will ever broadcast in a Theatreworks type program?
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:30:34 PM
Had a very full evening of viewing tonight.

I began with ENTOURAGE from last night. Easy to see where some of the storylines are going, and I find the young superstar hilarious that he expects the studio boss to honor his request for an extension of his time off but he doesn't feel compelled to honor his commitment to an already signed contract. "He lied to me," he kept saying even though he couldn't see that not honoring his signature was also a lie.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:31:10 PM
Didn't know about Mickey Spillane. Thanks for sharing the info.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 08:31:16 PM
They all die at the end.
And then they head over to Joe Allen for a nightcap.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: TCB on July 17, 2006, 08:32:01 PM
They all die at the end.


Too late!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 08:33:32 PM
...Next time I shall not wear a boxy shirt....
"A Boxy Shirt."

That's the title of my next parable.

No, let's make that "The Boxy Shirt and the Name Tag."  It sounds so much more romantic.

 ::)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:34:32 PM
Next up was LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, one of my favorite episodes from this past season concerning a voodoo healer.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 08:35:13 PM
I did a load of laundry tonight.  Sheets and towels in case anyone is interested.
You've always had the nifitiest wardrobe!!!

Cinnamon Carter, eat your heart out!!!!!

(Mission: Impossible Pilot ref.)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:36:07 PM
DEADWOOD continues to intrigue with so many interesting storylines going. However, the election for sheriff and mayor seems to have been forgotten about. Or did the writers insert something a few weeks ago in which the vote was postponed indefinitely. Can't remember now.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: JoseSPiano on July 17, 2006, 08:36:08 PM
Well... I have another long day of auditions tomorrow, and since I barely managed to get up this morning in order to make it out of the apartment on time...

Goodnight.

*DR elmore - I'll see you at the Lyceum tomorrow night too! :)
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:37:12 PM
THE CLOSER did have an excellent episode tonight, and a BIG SURPRISE ending.






[spoiler]











And a gay storyline to boot! Good job!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 08:37:33 PM
And oh yes. All three musicals need a recording as they all were revised somewhat since their recordings. In Trousers (Part 1) being the most heavily revised of all the shows.
This sounds like a hint.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:38:18 PM
CSI: MIAMI also repeated one of the best episodes from the past season with many surprising revelations. A stolen collection of gold bars was just the beginnings of the mystery.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 08:40:04 PM
And RENO 911! didn't have one of its funnier episodes, but the impromptu serenade that Garcia and the black male cop (can't remember his name) had was hilarious. And the Junior family reunion was funny for a little bit.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: S. Woody White on July 17, 2006, 08:42:31 PM
When I was younger (and better looking), I used to wake up tired a lot of mornings!    ;)
So, you had a cot set up in the back room of a Michelin store?

Just wondering.   ;D
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: Charles Pogue on July 17, 2006, 08:55:43 PM
Svelte Dude, AKA Kimmel, I didn't mention said svelteness because I hate you and am insanely jealous that you have lost so much weight.  Of course, it would be nice if you didn't hide your abs of steel under baggy black.  Where's your muscle shirt?
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 09:02:02 PM
I must buy me a muscle shirt.  Meanwhile, perhaps by Friday, I shall take a photograph in a more tightly fitting shirt.
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: bk on July 17, 2006, 09:02:21 PM
Mr. Pogue is approaching post number 3000.
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Post by: Matt H. on July 17, 2006, 09:03:01 PM
Off to bed now.

Good night, all!
Title: Re:HEAT WAVE
Post by: DakotaCelt on July 17, 2006, 09:32:37 PM
bk, a little under 200 posts you will hit 20000

You will be 20,000 leagues above us!
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Post by: George on July 17, 2006, 10:12:46 PM
"Kathy Griffin: Allegedly" is on the Bravo Network right now.  This is probably the third time I've seen it on TV (and I have the DVD) and it's still funny.  I LOVE Kathy Griffin. ;D