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Title: TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:20:15 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know that Friday was worse than a Friday the 13th, and now it is time for you to post until the TGIS cows come home.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:21:11 AM
And the word of the day is: MACRAME!
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:24:23 AM
And now - Dino at the piano.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:29:49 AM
L'AGE D'OR is a hoot.

and LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:30:02 AM
Three years ago on January 20th (actually a Tuesday), I had just received the galley for Kritzer Time!  Apparently I was in shock as they'd left off five pages of the prologue - other than that, it was a fairly good galley.  That was before I began having Grant Geissman design the books.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:33:02 AM
That's the worst, when you've had a bad day and you think, well, I'll just splurge and eat a good meal, then the meal is unsatisfactory. If one can't be comforted by food, then it just wasn't meant to be a good day.

Vibes for TGIS.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:33:40 AM
Favorite French films - so many, where do I begin?  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Young Girls of Rochefort, The Soft Skin, That Man From Rio, almost all of Patrice Leconte's films, almost all of Jean Pierre Melville, L'Appartement, Diabolique, The Red Balloon, Eyes Without A Face, Sundays and Cybele, Judex, and many others I'm sure will come to me.  Bon.
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Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 12:34:10 AM
Yesterday, after I posted that I was going to see "Children of Men" later that evening, François wrote:
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A dark but very well done movie, imho, and... I'm not into "science fiction" at all!

Then, I was going to post this last night, but as I was previewing it and literally just seconds before I finally clicked "Post," BK closed the day and I was locked out.  Anyway, here is what I was going to write:

I saw "Children of Men" tonight [last night, now] and have been home for a couple of hours.  It was...interesting.  Has anyone else seen this?  It's about the world of 2027 where no babies have been born since 2009 or so (I think it was a flu pandemic, but they never say why no one is able to conceive after that, unless I missed something) and all illegal immigrants in England (where the movie is set) are rounded up and sent away...or killed.  Anyway, Clive Owen gets contacted by his ex-wife, played by Julianne Moore.  She wants him to ask his cousin (someone in the government) to get papers to get a girl out of the country and she'll pay Clive £5,000 (he really can use the money).  He gets two sets of papers (he's going to escort her, for some reason) and it turns out that the girl is pregnant.  The first pregnancy in the entire world in 18 years!  They have to get her to some people who are part of a group called The Human Project and I guess that they will protect her.  And that's the movie.  He just has to get her to the ocean where she'll be picked up.  Along the way, everyone fights, the world is in chaos, they are helped and hindered by everyone, she has the baby and a lot of people die.  Then she gets to the water with Clive's help and that's the end of the movie.  It was very well done.  I like Clive Owen and the visuals were stunning, but to me it seems like it should've been part of a bigger story, but wasn't.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 20, 2007, 12:35:54 AM
tonights Chic chick tip: ( even if no one else finds them interesting!)

Most commenly miss pronouced ( NY 1966) words and how to say them!
here are some in miss pronounced ( Arizona 1992) form!

wrong/ correct
diAlate (it is dilate)
miniture (miniAture)
OfTen (Ofen, like the brits!)
perogitive (PRErogitive)
barbituate (barbitURate)

cool, I did not know a few of those, and the really obvious ones I did not even type.

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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:36:02 AM
Truffaut's Small Change.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:37:13 AM
There's one that I always forget the name of, but someone here can help I'm sure. UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG always reminds me of it because it ends with a bunch of homeless people flying off into the sky on umbrellas and broomsticks singing all the while.

Black and white French film. The plot involves homeless and poor people who set up a kind of utopian society on this little section of land, and the city drives them out. Until they fly away singing a song about socialism.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 20, 2007, 12:38:21 AM
oh my i suppose I should go to bed so can give a certain someone an early wake up call tomarrow!
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Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 12:38:48 AM
Yesterday, Rodzinski wrote:
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Kathy Griffin was funny. I was not really a fan prior to this evening, but she really gets the crowd going. Sold out Carnegie Hall. She really puts herself on the line naming names, talking trash about people. It's not like she picks on innocent folks, so it works pretty well.

So, did you enjoy her??  I love the way she talks.  I mean, she doesn't tell "jokes," she just talks a mile a minute and tells stories...and names names! ;) And all her specials that I've seen have just been hilarious (in my humble opinion)! ;D
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Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 12:40:57 AM
tonights Chic chick tip: ( even if no one else finds them interesting!)

Most commenly miss pronouced ( NY 1966) words and how to say them!
here are some in miss pronounced ( Arizona 1992) form!

wrong/ correct
diAlate (it is dilate)
miniture (miniAture)
OfTen (Ofen, like the brits!)
perogitive (PRErogitive)
barbituate (barbitURate)

cool, I did not know a few of those, and the really obvious ones I did not even type.

There's also FebRuary, not Feb-you-ery. ;)
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:42:55 AM
I did enjoy much of it. Yes, at times she gets off on like seven tangents, and you think, "Is she ever going to make it back to the story of the party at Drew Barrymore's house?" but she always does. I appreciate someone like that who is banned from most major talk shows!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:42:56 AM
Playtime and Rififi.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:44:41 AM
Rodzinski, it sounds like a Rene Clair film from the thirties.  Look him up on the imdb and see if any titles ring a bell.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:49:55 AM
Just looked. None on Clair's resume seemed to fit the bill.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:51:09 AM
It's not Rene Clair, so what IS it - sounds so familiar to me.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:52:12 AM
I know the film and it just won't come!  It reminds me of Miracle in Milan, but that's Eyetalian and not a musical.  Look at the plot of that one.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:55:31 AM
Yes, you solved it! It was not French at all. MIRACLE IN MILAN.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:56:03 AM
I think it IS Miracle in Milan, which does end with the townspeople flying off on broomsticks.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:57:05 AM
I wrote about it at some point when I got the region two DVD - it's a completely delightful film, with the amazing Brunella Bovo (star of The White Sheik).  
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:57:18 AM
And they do sing one song in the film.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:57:30 AM
I even have the music on some CD.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:58:00 AM
Will we ever get to page two?
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:58:30 AM
I'll just post another 172 posts.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 12:58:41 AM
Yes, totally disarming. It starts off with the spirit of THE BICYCLE THIEF, and just goes way fantastical.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:59:20 AM
We're almost to page two - might as well just get there and be done with it.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 12:59:48 AM
Then I shall shut Ye Olde iPod off and head to the bedroom environment.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 01:00:08 AM
Is this the one?
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 01:00:22 AM
And one for Milan!
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 01:00:46 AM
Will we never get to page three?
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 01:01:10 AM
Alright, closing up shop for the night. Until the morrow.
TGIS
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 01:01:31 AM
I'm still reeling from Friday, but I hope to sleep well and put it all out of my mind.
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Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 01:08:04 AM
And the word of the day is: MACRAME!

My mom used to do macrame, a long time ago.  I made a couple of things when I was a kid...bracelets, I think, but I don't have them anymore.
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Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 01:41:16 AM
The Topic of the Day:

Amelie
La Cage Aux Folles (literally, The Cage of Fools)
Drôle de Félix (a.k.a. The Adventures of Felix)
The Return of Martin Guerre
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 20, 2007, 03:42:53 AM
Not on topic at all but we watched Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures" tonight.  I've not seen it since it was first out.  It stands up very well indeed.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 20, 2007, 03:48:29 AM
Rather than the usaul suspects, here a list of French films I have enjoyed recently:
Strange Gardens
8 Women
Nelly & Monsieur Arnau
Les Miserables (The Jean-Paul Belmondo version)
Train Of Life
Etre et Avoir (Documentary)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 04:50:51 AM
Mozart's Balls.

Just thought I would continue a conversation that was around here yesterday.  

VIBES of ALL KINDS to Mr BK!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 04:51:32 AM
I liked macrame and cheese.

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Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 04:53:02 AM
C note:

That is why, even though it is time-consuming and a pain, I plan my own photo poses for a shoot when I am directing.  We nearly lost an ANNIE once when some idiot decided he wanted to see her thrown around by the servants who were just NOT paying attention, being busy with their costumes and all.... OOPS!
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 04:53:51 AM
Thanks for the concert info DRS RODZINSKI and JOSE.  

What was the FUNNIEST thing each of the ladies said?  The thing she said that made you laugh the most?
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 04:55:26 AM
Working day.

TOD:

Eyes Without a Face
8 Women
Les Uns des Les Autres
Breathless

And a French influenced film:  BONJOUR TRISTESSE
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 04:57:50 AM
DR TCB, I am sorry to say it is true.  This link is probably only good for today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/20/arts/music/20doherty.html?em&ex=1169442000&en=843e315c03086d51&ei=5087%0A (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/20/arts/music/20doherty.html?em&ex=1169442000&en=843e315c03086d51&ei=5087%0A)
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Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 05:14:15 AM
Off to work.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 05:18:21 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up! I'm up!


-And the kitchen sink is full of dishes, and the floor is sticky... :-\

-But, hey, at least the bathroom was clean.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 05:18:44 AM
*My roommate had a party last night... thus, the floor being sticky and the sink being full of dishes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 05:19:10 AM
Ah, French films... I shall have to post mes favorites later... Because...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 05:19:28 AM
AUDITION!!!!




(A What If? reference)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 05:19:48 AM
Laters...






(DR JoseSPiano reference)
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 05:29:59 AM
And the word of the day is: MACRAME!
Heather MacRame was known for her outlandish dresses, hand-woven and quite colorful, but scorned by her fellow members of the PTA because they were made of hemp.  Heather thought her dresses were "smokin'!", and that the PTA bitches were clueless.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 05:49:13 AM
There were a pair of French films that I caught in the late '70s, comedies that I enjoyed a great deal.  The first was Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, and it's sequel was Nous irons tous au paradis.  Very funny stuff.  They were released here in the US as Pardon Mon Affaire and Pardon Mon Affaire, Too, with the first film remade in English as Lady in Red (stealing bits from the second film, as well).

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Post by: Michael on January 20, 2007, 05:55:03 AM
From France:
Les Uns et Les Autre (Not the edited version they showed in the USA called Bolero. A stupid name if there ever was)
Les Adventures De Rabbi Jacob ( I believe the only film of Louis de Funès who was a wonderful French comic to get a wide North American Release)
Jacques Tati's Playtime
Belle De Jour
Indochine
Misérables, Les (Claude Leloche version)
Un homme et une femme
Le Roi de Coeur

From Quebec:
Jesus de Montreal
Le Déclin de l'empire Américain
Kamouraska
Mon oncle Antoine
Les Invasions Barbares
and
Fantastica (only because I work on it. The scene I did was filmed in  a gay porno theater, but was turned into a concert hall for the movie)

so many so many more both from France and Quebec
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 06:09:13 AM
...Fantastica (only because I work on it. The scene I did was filmed in  a gay porno theater, but was turned into a concert hall for the movie)
...
This concert hall... it had a very large woodwind section, I assume?
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 06:16:58 AM
There's one that I always forget the name of, but someone here can help I'm sure. UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG always reminds me of it because it ends with a bunch of homeless people flying off into the sky on umbrellas and broomsticks singing all the while.

Black and white French film. The plot involves homeless and poor people who set up a kind of utopian society on this little section of land, and the city drives them out. Until they fly away singing a song about socialism.

DR Rodzinski, it's MIRACLE IN MILAN, and it's not a French film.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 06:20:54 AM
God morning, all!  Another report day, perhaps the NYPL, and maybe some laundry.   It's all too thrilling.

TOD:  Diabolique
          King of Hearts
          Queen Margot
          Amelie
          Children of Paradise
          Beauty and the Beast
          Carnival in Flanders
          Cyrano de Bergerac (Depardieu)
           
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 06:23:16 AM
I think it IS Miracle in Milan, which does end with the townspeople flying off on broomsticks.

It's so sad to be beaten to the punch five hours before you awake!  Yalk about early birds and worms . . .
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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 07:22:41 AM
Good morning!

Another beautiful day (albeit chilly). Hard to believe we're in for that infamous "wintry mix" tonight and tomorrow because right now, there isn't a cloud in the sky.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 07:23:09 AM
*sigh*

Time to get ready for work.

Bright and clear, but windy, today.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 07:23:31 AM
I'll have to remember to catch MIRACLE IN MILAN. From the descriptions, it sounds wonderful. I've obviously never seen it.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 07:25:46 AM
Page Three The Beast Dance!!!


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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 07:27:50 AM
Favorite French Films: (That's FFF!)

THE LAST METRO

DAY FOR NIGHT

M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY

THE BICYCLE THIEF

GRAND ILLUSION
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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 07:34:56 AM
I finally "broke down" and bought the CHARLIE CHAN Vol. 2 boxed set. As much as I enjoyed the first one, it seems Fox got greedy and priced this one a bit higher than I wanted to pay. Yesterday, Amazon offered it in my "Gold Box" for a couple of dollars cheaper, so I sprang for it.

BTW, of all the studios, I think Fox has in some ways treated its consumers rather shabbily. Yes, their Studio Classics on DVD were priced very attractively, and so were the Noirs.

But from the dawn of laserdisc, they have quite often put a high premium price on their wares, they were notoriously slow to begin using anamorphic enhancement with their DVDs, their boxed sets are usually much more expensive than similar sized sets from Warners or Universal (see that Jayne Mansfield Collection), and now their Blu-ray discs are FAR more expensive than any other studio's prices.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 07:47:52 AM
Favorite French Films: (That's FFF!)

THE LAST METRO

DAY FOR NIGHT

M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY

THE BICYCLE THIEF

GRAND ILLUSION

I saw THE BICYCLE THIEF in college, along with MIRACLE IN MILAN.  Isn't THE BICYCLE THIEF Italian, too?  I still remember walking out of the theatre dazed after JULIET OF THE SPIRITS, because I didn't know what the hell it was!
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Post by: PennyO on January 20, 2007, 07:53:47 AM
Hi, Elmo. Howz yer dad?
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Post by: PennyO on January 20, 2007, 07:54:15 AM
TOD - Parapluies de Cherbourg and Jules et Jim
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Post by: PennyO on January 20, 2007, 07:59:04 AM
Oh, and a strange little film I saw years ago... Claire's Knee.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 08:15:01 AM
Hi, Elmo. Howz yer dad?

Hello, DR PennyO!  He seems stable and coping well.  I'll give him a couple of days for his body to get over the shock of being pierced and check in on him tomorrow.

Here he is with his great-grandson Chase last March after the surgery.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:20:54 AM
I saw THE BICYCLE THIEF in college, along with MIRACLE IN MILAN.  Isn't THE BICYCLE THIEF Italian, too?  I still remember walking out of the theatre dazed after JULIET OF THE SPIRITS, because I didn't know what the hell it was!

Of course it is! I had temporary insanity. I meant to type THE 400 BLOWS. Just goes to show what happens when your mind is on something else.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 08:27:05 AM
I'm up, I'm up.  Cloudy, but the blue sky is trying to peek through.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 08:27:57 AM
Forgot my Lelouch films, of which my fave is probably La Bonne Annee (Happy New Year), also starring the wonderful Lino Ventura.  I also love Claire's Knee by Eric Rohmer.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 08:39:23 AM
No posts in seven minutes?  Where in tarnation IS everyone?
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 08:39:36 AM
Will we never get to page four?
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Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:41:42 AM
I'm heading down now to check the mail and then start fixing lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: Michael on January 20, 2007, 08:43:31 AM
How did I forget
beauty and the beast
diabiloque
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:47:12 AM
I used to make macrame plant holders...didn't everyone have those at one time?
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:49:15 AM
The paper had a bigger story about my client today. Here it is....
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Miami man sentenced to prison on weapons charges
By Nick Hytrek Journal staff writer

Even if it is hard to understand a man's hobby or beliefs, those personal qualities can't be held against him when considering an appropriate sentence, U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett said Friday.

So even though James Parsons owned a vast collection of firearms and what Bennett called "right-wing nut literature," the judge said there was nothing in the record to suggest the retired chiropractor from Miami was a violent man.

"Why he's so interested in guns is beyond me, but then I'm not a gun person," Bennett said. "There's no evidence other than this individual was a collector.

"This defendant has never engaged in a violent act that's on the record."

Citing a criminal record that included only an alcohol offense in 1958, Bennett departed from federal sentencing guidelines and sentenced Parsons to 12 months and one day in prison for one count each of possession of a machine gun and possession of a destructive device. He gave Parsons credit for six months already spent in custody and said that with good behavior, Parsons would likely be out of prison in four months.

He had faced a potential sentence of 30-37 months in prison.

Parsons, 67, was arrested July 20 after officers who stopped his moving van on Interstate 29 near Sergeant Bluff found three World War II-era machine guns -- none of which was registered -- and three hand grenades inside. Another 80 rifles and handguns, plus ammunition, black powder and books about explosives -- all legal items -- were found in the truck. Parsons told officers he had retired and was moving to Montana.

Federal agents also found weapons, ammunition, a rat trap rigged to fire two shotgun shells and a bullet-proof vest in Parsons' Miami home.

With all those weapons, Parsons was a man capable of violence who appeared ready to defend his home in Montana by any means necessary, prosecutors said.

Parsons is not a violent person, said two longtime friends who testified Friday.

"I have known this man for 20 years. I've never had the least bit of indication that James was a violent person," said Kenneth Loveland, a former Miami-Dade County Sheriff's officer who said he has attended several gun shows and shooting events with Parsons.

With his conviction, Parsons will not be allowed to own firearms. The future of his firearms seized in July remains uncertain.

Bennett granted Parsons' request to release the legal firearms -- some of them valuable collector's items -- to a friend to be sold, but automatically stayed his decision so that the weapons would not be disposed of before federal prosecutors could appeal his ruling.

If Bennett's ruling is overturned, the government would retain possession and likely destroy the firearms.

The machine guns and hand grenades will remain in government possession and likely be destroyed.

Nick Hytrek can be reached at 712-293-4226 or nickhytrek@siouxcityjournal.com.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 09:15:15 AM
I shall now be on my way to the theater for our two shows, after which I shall return to tell you all about it.
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 09:18:52 AM
Saturday greetings!  It's cold and sunny here in SW Ohio today, perfect for the stock-up shopping trip DH Richard and I have planned .  We're going to Sam's Club and Kroger, with a dinner date at City Barbecue in between.  Snowstorm predicted for tomorrow.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:21:18 AM
I better get going. We have a snow storm predicted for later tonight and into tomorrow.  I have errands to run and some work to do at the office. I still want to catch the movie The Queen, but we'll see how the day progresses, I may have to do that some other night this week
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 09:24:36 AM
I better get going. We have a snow storm predicted for later tonight and into tomorrow.  I have errands to run and some work to do at the office. I still want to catch the movie The Queen, but we'll see how the day progresses, I may have to do that some other night this week

DR Cillaliz - I hope you do get to see The Queen - DR Elmore and I enjoyed it very much last summer here in Ohio.  Sounds like the weather you're expecting tonight is headed our way tomorrow.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 09:26:53 AM
I have seen very few French films in my lifetime...ALPHAVILLE is the only one that comes to mind and I saw that when I was in Jr. High School...however, I have added a few of the films the BK had recommended to me Netflix queue and I have EYES WITHOUT A FACE sitting on my DVR, unwatched.
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 09:30:49 AM
I suspected someone(s) here, especially DR Jose, would offer some insights about the Mozart chocolates.  There are 2 local places where I might find some:

Dorothy Lane Market (http://www.dorothylane.com)

and

Jungle Jim's (http://www.junglejims.com)

DLM is more doable for me, because their 3 locations are between home and work.  Jungle Jim's is more of an excursion - closer to home, but in an inconvenient direction.  Did anyone see the coverage of JJ's on Good Morning, America this week?

Of course, DR Jose, I hadn't even thought of CVS  ;) !
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 09:40:55 AM
TOD - I have nothing sophisticated to contribute.  When our son was very little, though, one of his favorite videos was Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown.  He watched it over and over and over and over and...well, you get the idea.  We just started referring to it as "France."
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 20, 2007, 09:44:17 AM
I'll attempt to do my part to get us to page 4....It must be a fluke -- are you actually on again when I am, DR Elmo? !  How's life in the Big Apple?
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 20, 2007, 09:56:36 AM
I won't be much help on the French films -- I could appreciate their artistic merit but could never figure what the hell was going on.  I got a kick out of the ones from the 60s and 70s -- that one that had a band and a circus tent and then some mime or clown on a beach holding a balloon and then he walks up for a close-up, looking sad (maybe even crying) then let the balloon go up into the sky as someone on a bicyle rides by -- or something like that. That isn't what they call fellini-esque, is it?  Anyway, I'd better leave today's topic of discussion to you French film experts ...
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 20, 2007, 10:07:57 AM
Dang! DR Elmo, you're like an illusive web nympth (not the beautiful myhtological woman definition, but the baby insect definition) flitting on and off the screen.  I'll try to catch you later -- once again.  Hope you all get to do the page 4 dance soon. Bon Voyage (or whatever the French say when they leave) -- or pretend I'm a mime who has just released the balloon and I slowly walk off into the horizon of the beach as the camera pulls back into a long shot and then some little guy on a bike crosses in front of the frame....Fini!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Miss Karen on January 20, 2007, 10:23:01 AM
I need to hire a typist -- mythological-- nymph - but maybe DR Elmo is a flitting myhtological nympth, too..... Maybe this post will get us to page 4.  This time I really mean it -- FINI !
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 20, 2007, 10:40:10 AM
argggh -- did I mention I can't spell, either?  Of course, I meant "elusive" nymph -- although DR Elmo may be illusive, too...I'll slow down my typing and keep a dictionary handy for future postings...
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 10:51:58 AM
And one for Murphy
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Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 10:52:47 AM
I am all alone here!

So....time to post some photos!

Last weekend Dog Bosco and I went to West Linn to visit my friends Mark and James and so that Bosco could meet his new cousin, Herbie.

Here is Mark with their new bundle of joy, 11 week old Herbie...

(http://shutter15.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/008/3F/B2/D8/83/HaizR-fJnz7vPRsWNerNm6PajyxySklV0300.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 10:53:43 AM
Wow, I am no longer alone...3, count them, 3 DRs just popped in!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 10:54:28 AM
I feel less elusive and disillusioned.  Perhaps delusional.

I finally signed off on a report after maybe 25 drafts, and it's ready for the printer.  Yay and hooray!

Now for the others I have to complete.  Oy!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 10:55:15 AM
Alas, that won't hinder my posting of photos.

Here is Herbie's other father, James (Herbie has two Fathers...that is the name of my next children's book).....

(http://shutter06.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/08/00A/7F/F4/E0/B7/VCsjMJhmDR19Yo63JyC8sbSuNR5hfckp0300.jpg)

Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 10:56:05 AM
Wow, I am no longer alone...3, count them, 3 DRs just popped in!

DR MBarnum, you're always alone; it's the human condition.  That's so existential!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 10:56:37 AM
Here Dog Bosco is being welcomed by his cousin Digger (Herbie's brother).

(http://shutter13.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/00A/1E/EC/64/7C/EB7H1h9i1v9I68HeGYohjC-m1lHyEg7n0263.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 10:58:45 AM
Here we are trying to get a nice family photo. Mark has his hands full with Herbie, but Digger and Dog Bosco are ready for their close-ups.

(http://shutter15.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/006/7B/D2/99/68/ga4S8TeR3vg-fr7hF0k98eYRlyJdmd2a0300.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 11:00:43 AM
By evening Herbie decided to relax a bit with James...

(http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/05/009/3E/FD/FA/F2/NqT8TizdOuz1MlcX5KuMD1dsZv8BrMpR0300.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 11:01:44 AM
And before you knew it...sleepy time for Herbie....

(http://shutter13.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/05/005/5F/FD/5D/46/Yr8N0IcSVoaBTcXcJoQOKezoDV+Hp1sd0300.jpg)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 11:03:17 AM
Dog Bosco and Digger said their goodbyes...and then we headed home...

(http://shutter08.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/09/00A/1D/FD/D2/8C/Zwz3DGClBU7hLR2+ABcb0dq-8I2V45AH01F5.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 11:05:43 AM
Freddy missed out on the festivities.....


(http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/00A/02/ED/C3/C9/-Tg90U44isiUBq6U+xcDnycgzETrPISz0300.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 11:06:43 AM
...but he was not terribly concerned....


(http://shutter08.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/08/001/7F/FF/A7/06/R5tDSKiKnzQNdYNPxpGCHcNpUGLyCd3S0300.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 11:09:06 AM
Bosco wants to go on a walk now...so, sayonara.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Tomovoz on January 20, 2007, 11:19:57 AM
TOTD:  I forgot the wonderful "A Very Long Engagement"
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Tomovoz on January 20, 2007, 11:34:05 AM
and "The Triplets of Belville"
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 11:48:08 AM
The Topic of the Day:

Amelie
La Cage Aux Folles (literally, The Cage of Fools)
Drôle de Félix (a.k.a. The Adventures of Felix)
The Return of Martin Guerre
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Other French films that I like are "The Triplets of Belleville" and "King of Hearts" (which have already been mentioned) and "Stavisky" (with a score by Stephen Sondheim)!
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 11:56:13 AM
and "The Triplets of Belville"

I'm not much for French Films, but I loved The Triplets of Belville
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 11:58:56 AM
Back from the grocery store  and now I'm going to grab a quick lunch and head off to run more errands..
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: George on January 20, 2007, 12:22:58 PM
I'm off to work to make up a few hours.  After that, I'm working concessions for a performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=809)!  I don't doubt that it'll be a full house!  When working concessions, I don't get to see the whole show, but they have the music on speakers in the lobby.  I can pop in every once in a while, but if I'm ushering, I ususally would get to see the whole show.  Oh, well...it'll be a fun night, either way. :D
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 12:41:49 PM
Sorry for correcting you, DR George but La Cage Aux Folles is The Cage For Queens and not fools as in crazy!

And I did comment on the Clive Owen film yesterday; thought that Julianne Moore was wasted but I enjoyed most of it.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 12:48:50 PM
I'm off to work to make up a few hours.  After that, I'm working concessions for a performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=809)!  I don't doubt that it'll be a full house!  When working concessions, I don't get to see the whole show, but they have the music on speakers in the lobby.  I can pop in every once in a while, but if I'm ushering, I ususally would get to see the whole show.  Oh, well...it'll be a fun night, either way. :D

Working concessions has you make concessions I guess!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 12:50:59 PM
I'm not much for French Films,

No wonder, judging (pun?!) from what might be the offer in US movie houses!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 12:51:58 PM

Cute pictures, DR MBarnum! The dogs are so expressive!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 12:52:40 PM

But Freddy gets my vote!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 12:54:32 PM

I spot an FJL: Fun, Joy and Laughter!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 12:54:36 PM
Just popped in to see what's going on.

Hi, Francois.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 12:57:07 PM
I see page 5 on the horizon.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 12:57:48 PM
Will I get there?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 12:58:45 PM
Did I frighten Francois from here?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 12:59:20 PM
And one firm olive
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 01:00:13 PM
(That's what someone elsewhere said they thought Stritch was saying when they first heard the COMPANY CD)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 20, 2007, 01:02:24 PM
'Twas once said "The pen is mightier than the sword"!

Hopeful update:

The Ad is mightier than the missile:
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_1362_images/0119071358_M_011907_china_mcdonalds.jpg)
•   AP
Jan. 19: A boy looks on at a new McDonald's drive-thru outlet built next to a gas station in Beijing, China.

der Brucer

Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 01:21:38 PM
I loved the doggie pictures, DR MBarnum, but Mark and James are also fine male specimens themselves!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 01:23:21 PM
With some household chores, fixing and eating lunch, and some very ebjoyable telephone conversations, I only had time to finish LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN. I think the second half of the film looked better in the transfer than moments of the first half that I commented on last night. Much of it was truly beautiful.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 01:27:04 PM
Then, I flipped on the running commentary on LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN thinking it was just going to be Darryl Hickman (who, I was very much impressed with on that TCM Child Star interview program.) Instead, it was Richard Schickel commentating with some Darryl Hickman comments spliced into Schickel's commentary.

Hickman's comments were quite astute and interesting. DUring the course of the film, he commented on the film's director John Stahl being so unhelpful, and then went on to say that George Cukor was his favorite director because he gave so much to the actors. (He also had very positive things to say about John Ford and Elia Kazan as directors and Spencer Tracy and Henry Fonda as very giving actors.)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 01:28:53 PM
When I go back down, I'll finish the commentary and then watch SUPERNATURAL and 30 ROCK that I haven't gotten to yet.

After that, I'll probably watch TERMINATOR 2 on Blu-ray for my movie of the evening. It's long (too long in my opinion) so it will take up a good amount of time to see the whole thing. I don't know if the Blu-ray has any kind of special features on it or not.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TPunk on January 20, 2007, 01:34:57 PM
Not on topic at all but we watched Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures" tonight.  I've not seen it since it was first out.  It stands up very well indeed.

I have always wanted to see this movie. Especially after learning that I've been reading one of the girl's books. Anne Perry.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 20, 2007, 01:47:51 PM
I wonder if Perry's "friend" Pauline Parker ever went on to write as well.  Time to Google I guess.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TPunk on January 20, 2007, 01:49:01 PM
I am getting over a very bad cold.  I feel like I hardly went to work at all last week what with the MLK Day holiday, a sick day and leaving early every other day.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TPunk on January 20, 2007, 01:49:34 PM
But I couldn't miss Kathy Griffin at carnegie hall last night. She was awesome- by far my favorite birthday present.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 01:50:17 PM
Oy! This cold has me wiped out.  I keep planning to get things done but then stop and think....maybe I ought to sit down.  I am getting laundry done, so that's something.  I went to the grocery store and cashed in a pickle jar full of coins at the bank in the store.  It was only $17. I still have another jar and a half to take in, so we'll see. Anyway, I bought this saline nasal spray and it really took away the pain. No meds just a saline solution.  
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 01:51:08 PM
I needed to do what you did TPunk. Unfortunately, with my schedule I couldn't stay home.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TPunk on January 20, 2007, 01:51:10 PM
Tonight I'm going out to celebrate my friend's birthday.  He just turned 24. I feel old.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TPunk on January 20, 2007, 01:52:33 PM
I needed to do what you did TPunk. Unfortunately, with my schedule I couldn't stay home.

I know how you feel. I should have taken more than one day. But we have an audit coming up and I felt that I had to be there if only to get my paperwork squared away.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 01:53:06 PM
Have a good time, TPunk.  
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Post by: TPunk on January 20, 2007, 01:53:18 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 20, 2007, 01:56:05 PM
Tonight I'm going out to celebrate my friend's birthday.  He just turned 24. I feel old.
I'm going out to celebrate a younger friend's 60th birthday today. I FEEL OLD.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 01:59:39 PM
In April we're going to celebrate my mother's 80th Birthday....I feel very young  ;D
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Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 02:00:58 PM
Thanks to my cough, I sound old.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 02:02:02 PM
My runny nose is getting old
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Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 02:03:05 PM
Thanks to my cough, I sound old.

Whose nose... I mean... who knows, you may sound odd too! :)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 02:05:18 PM
I'm going out to celebrate a younger friend's 60th birthday today. I FEEL OLD.

Older but wiser, bien sûr! (And NOT Budweiser!!)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 02:07:41 PM
'Twas once said "The pen is mightier than the sword"!

Hopeful update:

The Ad is mightier than the missile:
(http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_1362_images/0119071358_M_011907_china_mcdonalds.jpg)
•   AP
Jan. 19: A boy looks on at a new McDonald's drive-thru outlet built next to a gas station in Beijing, China.

der Brucer



I don't know, but that McDonald's just look like a gas station to me, and that boy does not seem to need a "fill up" at all!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 02:28:28 PM
A friend is coming over tonight who is curious to see Blu-ray, so I'm holding off watching TERMINATOR 2 until he arrives. Until then, I'll fill in with the TV shows I still have on the DVR and perhaps a regular DVD movie.

WBBL.
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Post by: vixmom on January 20, 2007, 02:38:58 PM
Hello I must be going....

I have to run to the JFK Airport to collect those world travelers  WFO and his everloving Joe who are flying in from St Croix...
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Post by: vixmom on January 20, 2007, 02:40:29 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~CONTINOUS VIBES FOR MR. MOORE SR THAT HE RECOVER SOON FROM HIS SURGERY~~~~~~~~~~~~ [/move] [/color]
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 02:53:07 PM
TOD:
À Nous la Liberté
Mon Oncle
Mr. Hulot's holiday
Céline et Julie vont en bateau
Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
À la folie... pas du tout
Le Roi de Coeur
Les Enfants du Paradis
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 02:56:02 PM
I'm back from NY, which was great, apart from not getting to see DR Elmore! I even got to see a little snow!

The Tony Shalhoub play, "The Scene" was fun---Patricia Heaton was terrific, too. (I'd worked on two project she did with TNT and wasn't real impressed but I really enjoyed her in this show.)

I talked with Tony afterwards and gave him an update on our film. He said he hadn't seen it yet (we'd sent him a copy as soon as it was done but maybe he didn't get it) so I had one I handed off to him. Hope he likes it!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 03:01:02 PM
I got all of my loading of egg cream film tapes done and had some time before my flight last night, so I went down to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and took a tour. I have never timed my trips to be able to do this---they are often sold out---so I was happy to be able to go on one of their tours.

Then, as research for the egg cream film, I had to go to Eisenberg's on 5th and have my first NY egg cream. I met the owner, Josh, who will be in our film. Apparently, this place had been there since the 20's and threatened to close. Josh was so upset about losing the place that he bought it and runs it now. Great guy!
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 03:10:50 PM
Hmm, I've never had a NY egg cream. Should I put that on my list of things to do during my next trip?
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 03:14:01 PM
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/NYEggCreamHistory.htm

I love it. It's called an egg cream but has no eggs and no cream in it.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 03:16:04 PM
Page 6 soda jerk with egg cream dance
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Post by: Jane on January 20, 2007, 03:19:40 PM

I saw "Children of Men" tonight [last night, now] and have been home for a couple of hours.  It was...interesting.  Has anyone else seen this?  It's about the world of 2027 where no babies have been born since 2009 or so (I think it was a flu pandemic, but they never say why no one is able to conceive after that, unless I missed something) and all illegal immigrants in England (where the movie is set) are rounded up and sent away...or killed.  Anyway, Clive Owen gets contacted by his ex-wife, played by Julianne Moore.  She wants him to ask his cousin (someone in the government) to get papers to get a girl out of the country and she'll pay Clive £5,000 (he really can use the money).  He gets two sets of papers (he's going to escort her, for some reason) and it turns out that the girl is pregnant.  The first pregnancy in the entire world in 18 years!  They have to get her to some people who are part of a group called The Human Project and I guess that they will protect her.  And that's the movie.  

I am sure I have either seen or read this plot before.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 03:26:22 PM
I just watched Ballet Russes....what a fantastic film!

I am very grateful to whomever brought this documentary to our attention here at HHW. Thank you!!!!!!!

Hmmm...George Zoritch has his own website.

And evidently the trick to looking young even in your late 80s is to have been a ballet dance! I cannot believe how good all of these people looked!
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Post by: Jane on January 20, 2007, 03:26:38 PM
MBarnum-I really enjoyed all the wonderful, cute photos of the gang. :D :D :D
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 03:31:14 PM
I just watched Ballet Russes....what a fantastic film!

I am very grateful to whomever brought this documentary to our attention here at HHW. Thank you!!!!!!!


I Did!!!


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Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 03:32:06 PM
And you're welcome.  I knew you would love it.  They're all in your dating age range.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jane on January 20, 2007, 03:41:18 PM

From Jose:
Quote
DR MusicGuy - For the audiobook of "Kavalier & Clay", who was the reader?

Frankly, I would like to see it done as a mini-series of sorts, or at least a mega-movie - some five or six hour deal.  

IMDB still states a movie is in the making.  Considering the lack of info, I’m not too sure about it.  I too believe it will make a wonderful movie.  
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 03:42:22 PM
MBarnum, I also enjoyed the photos
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 03:43:14 PM
Hmm, I've never had a NY egg cream. Should I put that on my list of things to do during my next trip?

I will if you will, DR Cillaliz.  Sounds great!
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Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 03:44:11 PM
Jane - the plot of CHILDREN OF MEN vaguely reminds me of the TV movie THE LAST CHILD, where no family was allowed to have more than one child.  Is it possible that's what you're thinking of?
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 03:45:13 PM
Earlier, I tried watching PLAY IT AS IT LAYS. Wanted to see the re-teaming of Tuesday Weld and Tony Perkins. Plus Tammy Grimes and direction by Frank Perry. It should have at least been intersting, but it was so downbeat from the word go, I couldn't stick with it
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 03:46:10 PM
What about THE HANDMAID'S TALE? Isn't reproduction tightly controlled in that one?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 03:46:52 PM
DH Richard and I are back from a visit to his mother, our errands, and a yummy meal at

City Barbecue (http://www.citybbq.com)

in Centerville, OH.  They have about a dozen locations throughout Ohio and are very supportive of the nonprofit sector.  Oh, and the food's good, too!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 03:50:42 PM
JRand, probably the funniest part of Kathy Griffin was her recounting her various run-ins at different parties with Lindsay Lohan, who would one time behave like she was a big fan of Kathy, then the next time like she had no idea who Kathy was.
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 20, 2007, 03:55:40 PM
Good afternoon DRs and H/Ks........

I just wanted to pop my head in for a minute to salutate!  (DR Kerry absolutely goes ballistic over the current trend of making verbs out of what are truly only nouns).
 
As for the TOD -- one of my favorite films of all time is "A Little Romance" with a very young Diane Lane.  Laurence Olivier plays a great old character, and even though he chews the scenery shamelessly I still like him.

I know, it is an American director, but at least a lot of the first part is all shot on location in Paris, and then the story shifts to Italy.

That's all for now folks !
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 04:07:31 PM
If California Assembleywoman Sally Leiber has her way (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,245081,00.html), will The 400 Blows be banned from screening in the Golden State?

 :o

 ::)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 04:08:55 PM
JRand, probably the funniest part of Kathy Griffin was her recounting her various run-ins at different parties with Lindsay Lohan, who would one time behave like she was a big fan of Kathy, then the next time like she had no idea who Kathy was.
So, Lindsay is still playing identical twins?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 04:13:48 PM
Back from our two performances, which went very well indeed.  I'll have complete details, but my only real unhappiness stemmed from ongoing sound problems (with the "live" sound - the prerecorded stuff is all fine) - I just don't understand why we're having these problems - it's six people, six mics, and it's just no good.  We're arriving tomorrow to continue trying to solve it so it's good for our final show.

I added one litte "bit" for our "bear" character, between the first and second show, and it got a nice laugh.  And we learned that the applause and screaming is so loud and sustained after the penultimate song that our twin DJs closing dialogue will never be heard - so we cut it and I've figured out a way to have the entire cast shout out "See you next time!" and then go right into our reprise of the opening number.  It should work much better.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 04:14:40 PM
I have to attend an opening night tonight.  I finally got my clothes back from the dry cleaners so I should look okay.  I'm going to have a quick supper at Genghis Cohen with Miss Patti and her mother.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 04:15:24 PM
Will we never get to page seven?

You'll never get to seven if you break my heart
So be very careful not to let us part

Isn't that a Bacharach and David song?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 04:15:50 PM
Perhaps I'll just post another 182 posts.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 04:35:32 PM
No posts in twenty minutes?  However will we get to page seven?
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 04:36:08 PM
Der Brucer wants fish and chips.  He showed up at work - well, just a little after work, while I was dinner shopping - with a recipe in hand.

So I'll be making fish and chips tonight.

I did insist on getting a deep-fry thermometer.  The business of using a chopstick to determine if the oil for frying is hot enough got old.  (So did the chopsticks, but that's another story.)

Now, here's a question for all - why do we pronounce the word thermometer as ther-MOM-eter?  Given that it is two words portmanteaued together, shouldn't it be THER-mo-ME-ter?  It isn't used to measure a mom, well, not usually.  I don't think I'd want to stick anyone's mom in a pot of hot oil.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 04:37:22 PM
After eight years of trying, I have finally got the extremely elusive and OOP CD of The Sandpiper.  I have no idea why I didn't get it when it was released in 1996, since I got the other two soundtracks that were released at the same time on the same label - it's inconceivable that I would have missed it, but I somehow did and it went out of print within months.  Now, it's a very pricey item indeed, but I lucked out and got it - FINALLY!  We do love our Johnny Mandel soundtracks.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TCB on January 20, 2007, 04:43:32 PM
Rather than the usaul suspects, here a list of French films I have enjoyed recently:
Strange Gardens
8 Women
Nelly & Monsieur Arnau
Les Miserables (The Jean-Paul Belmondo version)
Train Of Life
Etre et Avoir (Documentary)




Wow!  You mean they did LE MIZ in France, too?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 04:47:45 PM
Wow!  You mean they did LES MIZ in France, too?

Yep! But Jean-Paul Belmondo's singing being lousy, they removed all the songs! ;)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 04:56:10 PM

I've just read an interview of Mr Patrice Leconte in which he states he's going to direct 3 more films and retire; he's then to fulfill "two or three dreams", like direct an operetta at the Opéra-Comique and travel by car with his wife from Chicago to Los Angeles via route 66, "l'esprit libre et le téléphone portable éteint!"
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 05:08:04 PM
I want to see his latest film!
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 05:29:52 PM
I've been off in the family room at the other end of the house watching some of my favorite programming, C-Span2's:

Book TV (http://www.booktv.org)

Just heard Steven Johnson, speaking last November at the Columbia University Bookstore about his latest book The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic-and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.  Next up, at 9pm EST:  Joel Fleishman, author of The Foundation: A Great American Secret - How Private Wealth is Changing the World.  Work-related, yes, but one of my favorite things to do is to listen to authors talk about, and read from, their books.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 05:36:34 PM
I must now be on my way to sup and opening night, after which I shall return.  Keep the home fries burning until my returning.

Will we ever get to page eight?
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Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 05:52:30 PM
I must now be on my way to sup and opening night, after which I shall return.  Keep the home fries burning until my returning.

Will we ever get to page eight?

We have our work cut out for us, DR Elmore!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jane on January 20, 2007, 06:17:14 PM
Jane - the plot of CHILDREN OF MEN vaguely reminds me of the TV movie THE LAST CHILD, where no family was allowed to have more than one child.  Is it possible that's what you're thinking of?

That sounds familiar.  Thank you.  I’m pretty sure it was the TV movie I remember and not the P.D. James novel the book is based on.  Or maybe it is a combination of both. :-\
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 06:19:36 PM
What Opening Night is MR BK attending?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 06:21:17 PM
DR MBARNUM - it was indeed DR ELMORE who brought BALLET RUSSES to our attention.  I purchased it and find it VERY entertaining.

NOW - the doggie pictures are lovely....a good time was had by all canines, I am sure.  However, I am intrigued by the sneakers in the punch bowl?  Is it an Oregon religious rite or ritual?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 06:21:53 PM
I am the ONLY vote for 8 WOMEN?  And Tati has several?  Where is le justice?

Quelle frommage.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 06:35:07 PM
Everybody left!!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 06:35:57 PM
Well we expecting our first significant snowfall after midnight tonight....something several DR's have already dealt with this year.  So we shall see what we shall see.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 06:50:32 PM
However, I am intrigued by the sneakers in the punch bowl?  Is it an Oregon religious rite or ritual?

It must  be some strange Wyoming rite.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: elmore3003 on January 20, 2007, 06:52:04 PM
We have our work cut out for us, DR Elmore!

Sorry! I'm going to bed.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 06:52:36 PM
The post man was very nice today and left me two Arabic pop CDs, 1 Arabic music video DVD (which is playing right now), and a vhs with two episodes from an obscure old TV series called JOHNNY MIDNIGHT....I know little about the show other then several of my interviewees have evidently guest starred on it during it's one season run.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 06:55:49 PM
And speaking of Wyoming rites....Mark, James, Digger, Herbie and Fat Cat are all movie to Wyoming next month  :'(

I am really going to miss them very, very much. Mark moved to Oregon 6 years ago and we have been best friends ever since (well, we dated for 6 months then became best friends afterwards).

Mark taught me that I can even be friends with a conservative Republican...and Mark learned that liberals are human too. LOL!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 07:07:00 PM

I'm assuming that that "typical" "Quel fromage!" English expression means "Quel dommage!" (What a pity!) in French! I'm assuming!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:08:30 PM
It must  be some strange Wyoming rite.

Oh!

Sorry to hear they are moving....but at least in this age of instant communication - it is a LITTLE bit easier.  8)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:10:09 PM

I'm assuming that that "typical" "Quel fromage!" English expression means "Quel dommage!" (What a pity!) in French! I'm assuming!

Yes.....we were once in a play that had a Mexican character speaking VERY bad French....and one of the expressions she used was "Quel frommage."  I was the only one who ever laughed during rehearsal.  She finally asked me why....so I told her....then EVERYONE laughed.  But I sometimes say it myself just for old times' sake.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TCB on January 20, 2007, 07:14:03 PM
Of course it is! I had temporary insanity. I meant to type THE 400 BLOWS. Just goes to show what happens when your mind is on something else.


Yeah.  If I was typing THE 400 BLOWS, my mind would be on something else.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jane on January 20, 2007, 07:14:23 PM
And speaking of Wyoming rites....Mark, James, Digger, Herbie and Fat Cat are all movie to Wyoming next month  :'(


I'm sorry.  It is however a beautiful state to visit.  You and Bosco could drive there and have a great adventure.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:17:32 PM
I am anxious to see Miss Blue Moon in the snow tomorrow!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:18:12 PM
If it is very bad, we will not open the store.  Bad weather & the Colts game would in all likelihood equal - very few customers.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:18:24 PM
Bath time.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:18:52 PM
Just a lovely face to leave you with this Saturday evening.  8)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Jrand70 on January 20, 2007, 07:21:21 PM
Time for a SHOWER!!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TCB on January 20, 2007, 07:25:00 PM
I loved the doggie pictures, DR MBarnum, but Mark and James are also fine male specimens themselves!


There were dogs in those pictures?
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Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 07:46:28 PM
...taught me that I can even be friends with a conservative Republican...and Mark learned that liberals are human too. LOL!
Hey, don't forget, der B and I are moderate Republicans.  And we value knowing you.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TCB on January 20, 2007, 07:47:12 PM
I am the ONLY vote for 8 WOMEN?  And Tati has several?  Where is le justice?

Quelle frommage.


The only thing I can say about French films is that most of them are better than most Ingmar Bergman's films.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 07:50:31 PM
The recipe that der B brought with him to the store had a few problems.

The taters (chips) came out sorta OK.

The fish itself was very good.

The batter, based on beer and rice flour, was...

 :P

I need to go back to the drawing board.  This is clearly something he wants in the repetoire, but not in it's current incarnation.

Alton Brown, help me!!!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: S. Woody White on January 20, 2007, 07:51:44 PM
I need to hit the sack early.  Laters, as DR Jose can be blamed for saying.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TCB on January 20, 2007, 07:55:41 PM
In case I forgot to mention it, I did end up taking the role in DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.  We are doing the 1987 revised version of the play.  That means requiring the cast to stay on stage throughout the Intermission; and that, also, requires Anne to talk about having her first period and about wanting to touch her best friend's breasts.  I am not sure that either change increases the effectiveness of a play that is already so moving.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 07:55:55 PM
Good evening!

A long day, but a good day...

The auditions went very well, and we had a pretty good turnout.  And since these were auditions for an upcoming regional production of "Jerry Springer: The Opera", I got to play some, how shall we say, very interesting songs.  Well, I got to listen to some very "interesting" lyrics.  I believe my favorite of the day had to be:

Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the lesbians


;D

And I get to do it all again tomorrow!

Alas, starting at 9:00am again.  -Who auditions at 9:00am on a Sunday?  Who can actually have a good audition at 9:00am on a Sunday?!?!?!?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 07:58:23 PM
The recipe that der B brought with him to the store had a few problems.

The taters (chips) came out sorta OK.

The fish itself was very good.

The batter, based on beer and rice flour, was...

 :P

I need to go back to the drawing board.  This is clearly something he wants in the repetoire, but not in it's current incarnation.

Alton Brown, help me!!!

Hmmm... beer and rice flour... rings a bell to me...

Was your beer ice cold? And did you go right from the batter to the hot oil?  And did you start off with a dry dip of the fish filet in just rice flour?  and then the tempura-like batter?

And I do believe Alton Brown has covered fish & chips before.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 07:59:42 PM
[size=8]!!!!OCHO!!!![/b][/size]
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 08:04:30 PM
...And once I got back to the apartment, I went ahead and took care of a couple of things.  I finished putting together the new coat rack and TV cart that I had bought at IKEA yesterday.  I replaced some light bulbs in the ceiling fixtures.  I transferred all the TV stuff from the old cart - which was actually two fruit crates - to the new cart.  -Alas, it took me a couple attempts to get all the cables hooked back up properly.  I wiped down the kitchen table and the side tables - they were still not cleaned from last night's party.  :-\  Then loaded the dishwasher up.   Etc., etc., etc...  And now... I post.

Whew!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: TCB on January 20, 2007, 08:12:10 PM
In honor of Ron:



ARE YOU ON THE LIST?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:13:38 PM
Good evening all!  Since we are expecting 2-4 inches of snow tonight and 2-4 inches of snow tomorrow, I decided to go see "The Queen" tonight. I'm glad I did. I thought it was a very good movie and Helen Mirran was fantastic
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 08:17:01 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

"La Lectrice"
"Jean de Florette" and it's sequel "Manon des sources" ("Manon of the Spring")
"Tous les Matins du Monde"
"Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"

And many others I know I'm forgetting right now... Je suis fatigué.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:19:59 PM
The news just said we will get 7-8 inches of snow and we are supposed to stay home tomorrow.  At least it's going to be in the 20s instead of below zero temps. I can handle that
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 08:20:45 PM
Oh...  It's cold here in NYC.  Cold and windy(!!!!!!!).  Brrrrrrrr...
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:20:53 PM
Anyone have a good recipe for something with turkey thighs? I usually roast them, but I'm thinking I might like something a little more exciting
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 08:21:38 PM
DH Richard and I just ate popcorn and drank wine and watched Law & Order: SVU.

Our weather prediction for tomorrow includes one of my least favorite phrases:  Wintry mix  :P.  I don't have to go anywhere, but he's supposed to be in Cincinnati on church business all day tomorrow.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:22:27 PM
I have many things to package and send out. If my cold is better tomorrow maybe I will FINALLY get started on it.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 08:23:22 PM
DR Jrand - As for the funniest line from last night's concert... Well, it was more of a bit.  At the end of "Poor Wand'ring One", there is that section where the voice and flute are in duet.  And then there's a "question and answer" section.  First the flute "questioned", then she "answered".  Then the flute questioned again...  "Oh, no you didn't".... Then after the third question, she took the flute away from the player.  Simple, but effective.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 20, 2007, 08:26:17 PM
Good evening, fellow Dear Readers. I got up at 6 am, went to the airport and flew to Ontario, CA, for an exciting day of meetings, then flew home again. And boy are my arms tired.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 20, 2007, 08:26:59 PM
I loved the dog photos from last night. I miss my dog. I miss having a dog.

Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 08:27:37 PM
Anyone have a good recipe for something with turkey thighs? I usually roast them, but I'm thinking I might like something a little more exciting

Turkey thighs work wonderfully when "teriyaki'd".  You can just buy a bottle of sauce, of just mix up your own concoction with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, red pepper flake, scallions and garlic.  Just baste, baked, and the broil to crisp the skin.

However, if you're adept with a boning knife, turkey thighs are great for stuffing or "roulading".

Or just cut the meat off the bone into bite-size pieces and stir-fry with your favorite veggies.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:29:02 PM
What would you use for roulade?  
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: JoseSPiano on January 20, 2007, 08:29:45 PM
OK... I'm afraid I'm going to have to cry, "Uncle" - or "Oncle".  I need sleep.

Bonne nuit.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:29:46 PM
I do like teriyaki, but I don't have the ingredients and will probably not be driving tomorrow
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:30:39 PM
night, Jose
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:32:02 PM
I have to say that using that saline nasal spray seems to have ended my sinus pain and runny nose. Who would have thunk it. Well my mother, she told me about it, I just didn't listen at first
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 08:32:19 PM
Good evening, fellow Dear Readers. I got up at 6 am, went to the airport and flew to Ontario, CA, for an exciting day of meetings, then flew home again. And boy are my arms tired.

 ;D ;D

Ah! Arms and the Girl!!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Ginny on January 20, 2007, 08:33:39 PM
I have to say that using that saline nasal spray seems to have ended my sinus pain and runny nose. Who would have thunk it. Well my mother, she told me about it, I just didn't listen at first

My sinuses have ached all day - maybe I'll try your mom's remedy and go to bed.

'night!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 08:34:27 PM
OK... I'm afraid I'm going to have to cry, "Uncle" - or "Oncle".  I need sleep.

Bonne nuit.

Mon Oncle D'Amérique, of course! (1980)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 20, 2007, 08:35:09 PM
Dear BK,

I can no longer eat the Chinese food my DH brings home. I have been spoiled by Genghis Cohen.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:35:18 PM
The only thing I can say about French films is that most of them are better than most Ingmar Bergman's films.


LOL! How ironic that you would say this. See a later post about something I watched this evening.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:35:24 PM
Night Ginny, feel better
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 08:36:42 PM
Boston was cold...people there said it was 6 degrees out but it really didn't seem that cold to me. Maybe it's because I only have one space heater in my house and I'm used to the cold, but I found the two homes I stayed in stifling and slept with the window open.

Speaking of chilly, although the Boston Globe did a really nice piece about our film, their critic gave it an unfavorable review, based on one beef he had with it. Still, the screening at the Boston Museum of Art went very well...almost sold out. After opening the Human Rights Watch film festival, it will start a week-long run at the museum.

NPR in Boston did a story on our film and while it was being recorded and Peter was being interviewed, the "Car Talk" guys were in the next studio, taping their show. We wished we could have met them!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:37:52 PM
I began my evening of viewing with Thursday night's SUPERNATURAL. An episode that contained bits of BURNT OFFERINGS, THE OTHER, and THE INNOCENTS. I enjoyed it.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:40:11 PM
Then, because we had been talking foreign films today, I looked on my to-watch shelf and saw Ingmar Bergman's WILD STRAWBERRIES, one of my favorite films of his and watched all but the last 15 minutes.

The Criterion disc is, with two places where there seemed to be stripes on the negative, the transfer looked pristine, and that gorgeous cinematography just sparkled.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:41:56 PM
Best friend John came over to watch TERMINATOR 2 on Blu-ray. I hadn't watched it in high definition either, so I was hoping it would be a sterling transfer to show off the system. Sad to say, it was not a reference quality disc. Yes, there were moments where images seemed three dimensional, but much of it had the flatter look of some of the other Blu-rays that haven't excelled in the video department.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 08:45:30 PM
Here 's a great review of Sacco and Vanzetti  http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/yates211206.html
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:45:53 PM
So, after the movie was over, I insisted that he watch the first ten minutes of THE SEARCHERS which remains a mind-boggling high definition transfer.

And when we got to a certain point, he wanted to see something that he had seen before in standard definition now in high definition, so I put in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III, and played the sequence when the Philip Seymour Hoffman character was rescued by his cohorts on the bridge, one of the biggest action set pieces in the film. MI: III also features Dolby Digital Plus sound, and I was pleased that John finally admitted that the picture and sound were truly mind blowing, a giant leap forward from the quality of the standard definition disc.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 08:47:07 PM
So tomorrow, I will finish WILD STRAWBERRIES, watch 30 ROCK and LAW & ORDER, the last of the shows I recorded last week for later viewing, and then find another movie from the to-watch shelf to view.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: FJL on January 20, 2007, 08:51:31 PM
TCB - Based on the versions of Diary of Anne Frank that I've seen, and depending on the quality of your production's direction and young leading lady, the adjustments to the script  have the potential to challenge the audience in its affection for Anne and deepen the character tremendously, bringing her closer to the real-life Anne in a way that would have been less palatable to her living relatives (and audiences of the 1950's) but closer to the truth.  

Also, it gives a hook to advertise the piece as being unlike the Diary of Anne Frank the audience has seen before.  

I don't quite get the need for the cast to be onstage during intermission, though, as part of the deal - is that a directorial choice, or is that required by the new script?
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Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 08:52:16 PM
Dear BK,

I can no longer eat the Chinese food my DH brings home. I have been spoiled by Genghis Cohen.

I know what you mean Laura! That food was good!!! AS was the company!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 08:56:47 PM
DR Cillaliz, Peter told me to send you a big "hello" and wishes you luck when you take the plunge back into the freelance world. We both think you'll do great!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: MBarnum on January 20, 2007, 08:57:29 PM
Tonights Bollywood movie I intend to get all the way through...RAJHATH (1956)...a big ole blustery historical drama type film...one of my favorite kinds of Bollywoods.

Stars Madhubala and Pradeep Kumar.

(http://www.indiaweekly.com/dvdImages/b9003.jpg)
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 08:58:57 PM
Here 's a great review of Sacco and Vanzetti  http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/yates211206.html

I loved that write-up...it's probably the most thoughtful piece that's been written so far. Thanks, Priscilla!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:00:26 PM
I can no longer eat the Chinese food my DH brings home. I have been spoiled by Genghis Cohen.

Maybe you should try the "Chinese Food in Bed"?
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:02:36 PM
DR Jose, I looked for your squirrel man in Riverside Park, but it was probably too cold. I usually walk down to the path next to the river but I didn't stay very long and there were only two other crazy people out there, on their bikes.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:03:20 PM
DR Cillaliz, Peter told me to send you a big "hello" and wishes you luck when you take the plunge back into the freelance world. We both think you'll do great!

Thanks!  I really enjoyed meeting Peter when I was in New York.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:06:37 PM
MBarnum, did you know there's a Bollywood star on the UK's Big Brother? They're doing a celebrity version. I can't remember her name but there was a big todo about whether a celebrity from the UK, I think her name is Jade, was being racist or something
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:06:57 PM
DR Cillaliz---you must indeed have an egg cream when you're in NY, made by Jose at Eisenberg's. Yummmmm! And say hello to Josh, the owner. I hope we will make him famous!

Here's the address---it's near the Flatiron Building.
http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/7100871
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:07:56 PM
Love the doggie pix, MBarnum!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:08:57 PM
It's Shilpa Shetty here's a story about it http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/19/arts/EU-A-E-TV-Britain-Big-Brother.php
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Matt H. on January 20, 2007, 09:09:03 PM
I'm heading downstairs to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:10:44 PM
I know what you mean Laura! That food was good!!! AS was the company!

The wontons you et, were good, you bet!
The company was the same!
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:12:31 PM
DR Cillaliz---you must indeed have an egg cream when you're in NY, made by Jose at Eisenberg's. Yummmmm! And say hello to Josh, the owner. I hope we will make him famous!

Here's the address---it's near the Flatiron Building.
http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/7100871

Thanks I'll put that on my list.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:17:46 PM
DR Edi- thanks for mentioning the Hotel Edison way back when. I have a reservation there and am looking forward to dining in the cafe. I saw some photos on the net. Looks like my kind of joint
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:24:41 PM
DR Edi- thanks for mentioning the Hotel Edison way back when. I have a reservation there and am looking forward to dining in the cafe. I saw some photos on the net. Looks like my kind of joint

It's good, and relatively cheap! The waitresses are nice; some of them look like they've been there since the Edisno was built!

If you notice the staircase on the southside of the lobby, it goes up to a recording studio where they recorded "The Producers" OCR, among other things.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:27:00 PM
Time to go curl up with a book and see if I can get some sleep.  Night
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Cillaliz on January 20, 2007, 09:27:32 PM
It's good, and relatively cheap! The waitresses are nice; some of them look like they've been there since the Edisno was built!

If you notice the staircase on the southside of the lobby, it goes up to a recording studio where they recorded "The Producers" OCR, among other things.

Thanks. I'll look for it
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 09:33:49 PM
TOTD: Amelie
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 09:41:08 PM
Return of Martin Guerre was excellent and I also liked Manons of Spring

A movie that touched me was Au Revior, Les Enfants. It is a gut wrenching movie.
Title: Re:TGIS
Post by: Edisaurus on January 20, 2007, 09:52:02 PM
A movie that touched me was Au Revior, Les Enfants. It is a gut wrenching movie.

I forgot about that one, as well as La Letrice!

Welcome back, François!
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 10:16:42 PM
RAJHATH no fury like a woman scorned.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 20, 2007, 10:18:01 PM
I went to see an evening of one-acts that a friend was in. His was okay.  The final one, which was about to Hollywood stand-ins was quite impressively written and acted.
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Post by: François on January 20, 2007, 10:35:37 PM
I forgot about that one, as well as La Letrice!

Welcome back, François!

Welcome back to you too!
I was wondering where you'd gone!

I'm happy the film is making such an impact! And I'm one of those people who do think that editing is crucial to the quality of a movie and as important as good direction!

A movie NOT TO MISS from Canada I deeply enjoyed recently: CONGORAMA! It's a comedy that takes place in Belgium and Canada!
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 11:20:32 PM
Back from opening night, about which more later.  Will we never get to page 10?
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 11:21:10 PM
I did see some lovely folks at the opening, and dinner was faboo as always.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 11:21:38 PM
I shall now nose around the Internet, and then I might even ear around the Internet, just for a change of pace.
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 11:21:57 PM
Page ten, as I live and breathe.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:27:43 PM
Lovely pictures of Bosco and friends. Freddie looks unplussed about the goings on...
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Post by: Sandra on January 20, 2007, 11:32:38 PM

Now, here's a question for all - why do we pronounce the word thermometer as ther-MOM-eter?  Given that it is two words portmanteaued together, shouldn't it be THER-mo-ME-ter?  

This is how my mom pronounces it. You should hear the way she says calculator.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:35:31 PM
In honor of Ron:



ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

What list???

List of Mayhem, Bedlam and mischief??
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 11:37:19 PM
Why is Sandra just sitting there like so much fish?  Post already, floop girl.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:39:15 PM
Welcome back to you too!
I was wondering where you'd gone!

I'm happy the film is making such an impact! And I'm one of those people who do think that editing is crucial to the quality of a movie and as important as good direction!

A movie NOT TO MISS from Canada I deeply enjoyed recently: CONGORAMA! It's a comedy that takes place in Belgium and Canada!


Welcome Back Monsieur Francois!!
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Post by: Sandra on January 20, 2007, 11:40:23 PM
I don't know from French films, except that we watched parts of Manon of the Spring in some class a while back. I remember thinking that one guy was a real loser and that Manon had chutzpah.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:40:27 PM
Sandra...

I pronounce it ter mom eter
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:42:46 PM
I also have a bad habit if putting r's in where they dont belong

Bemidji and I prounounce it Bermidgi
Washington  - Warshington
Canada  - CAHnaDah
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:43:33 PM
how does she prounounce marshmallow?
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Post by: Sandra on January 20, 2007, 11:45:01 PM
I'm trying to remember the last time my mother said "marshmallow" to me.
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:46:30 PM
A FReind of mine from Boston says Mashmallow
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:46:54 PM
some say i have a bit of a Canadian accent
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:48:08 PM
one of my fave sayingis is

out and about (pronounced ehbowt!)
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Post by: bk on January 20, 2007, 11:52:40 PM
Will we never get to page eleven?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:55:57 PM
I do find it interseting how people from NJ say pants
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:57:10 PM
Noo Joisey has an distinct accent as does Noo Yahk and Noo Awlins'

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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:57:31 PM
Two for tea....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:57:47 PM
and tea for two....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:58:17 PM
::: hands bk a cup of tea :::
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:58:35 PM
sugar?  one lump or two?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:59:14 PM
Is it warming up in the City of Angels?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 20, 2007, 11:59:31 PM
are we close yet?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:00:16 AM
Wasnt there a french version of Three Men and a baby?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:00:42 AM
I am on my own frenzy....
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:01:14 AM
hmmm wonder if I can reach 10k posts before July 12?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:01:49 AM
Are we there yet?
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:02:10 AM
May I could reach 300
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:02:29 AM
Hmmm wonder if this will do it
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:02:47 AM
300!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:03:05 AM
Hooray!!

Page 11 Dance!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:04:04 AM
maybe i can sneak a vanity post in
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Post by: DakotaCelt on January 21, 2007, 12:04:35 AM
I am looking forward to reading the new posts?

Where's george?
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Post by: Sandra on January 21, 2007, 12:07:03 AM
Yay!

I'm going to sleep now because I am very tired. Somebody remind me tomorrow to post the story of My Brother and the Big Can. It's really funny, although I'm afraid I might not think so when I'm not so tired. Just warning you.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 21, 2007, 12:21:01 AM
Today was a fun day. A long day, but a fun day.