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Title: TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:19:20 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes had many coins, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - to coin a phrase.  They're at the bank getting some MOOlah.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:20:28 AM
And the word of the day is: SUPINE!
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:21:44 AM
Welcome five GUESTS!  Are you supine?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:22:45 AM
Perhaps I'll just make another 212 postings before going to sleep.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 12:24:00 AM
Last words of the night (morning?) before I fall asleep at the keyboard.

I love anthony Hopkins!

I have bills to pay!

I get to see people I love tomarrow!

I got new pajama's!

I am over tired!

ummm....!

I guess that's all...

I forgot what the tod is so Ill do it tomarrow

goodnight
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 12:34:46 AM
John Williams' Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. :)

Do movie musicals count...or should we limit the choices to instrumentals?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 12:36:48 AM
Ron Howard gets Award nod for Da Vinci Code

LA TIMES (http://theenvelope.latimes.com/news/env-et-razzies22jan22,0,413838.story?coll=env-home-subfeaturebar)

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Three Oscar winners are in the running for Razzies: Nicolas Cage as worst actor for "The Wicker Man," Ben Kingsley as worst supporting actor for "BloodRayne" and Ron Howard as worst director for "The Da Vinci Code."

Wipe that smirk off your face, bk!

der Brucer

PS The Oscar nominations are announced in just 5 hours!
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 12:37:47 AM
....PS The Oscar nominations are announced in just 5 hours!

I can't wait!


Actually, I can. ::)

;)

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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 12:38:15 AM
TOTD:
Scores: The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, The Milagro Beanfield War, Finding Neverland.

Songs:  When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2), Miss Celie's Blues (The Color Purple) and Calling You (Bagdad Cafe), Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me).


I could have listed many more as I collect Oscar nominated songs.
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:44:00 AM
No musicals allowed.
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 12:44:18 AM
Songs:  When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2), Miss Celie's Blues (The Color Purple) and Calling You (Bagdad Cafe), Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me).

I totally agree with these songs.
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:44:28 AM
I have 0 interest in the Oscar nominations.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 12:45:00 AM


Do movie musicals count...or should we limit the choices to instrumentals?

And I guess non-original sources are out:

AMADEUS

der Brucer
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 12:45:09 AM
Perhaps I'll go to the bedroom environment now and get my beauty sleep.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 12:46:18 AM
I have 0 interest in the Oscar nominations.

Well, that will sure cut down on today's posts >:(

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 12:49:10 AM
(http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/0d/05/20070122122309990013)

Pet Shop Owner Creates Beer for Dogs (http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/pet-shop-owner-creates-beer-for-dogs/20070122122509990001)

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Jan. 22) -
After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt.

der Brucer
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 12:55:13 AM
In the mail yesterday, I received the OBC recording of Dreamgirls with the unreleased tracks and a second disc with karaoke songs.  The whole disc with the three extra tracks is only 53 minutes or so...there's plenty of room on a vinyl album for that.  Why couldn't/didn't they include them?  
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 12:57:10 AM
Well...I'm off to bed.  Good night, all.
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 04:42:08 AM
Jose said:

Hmm.. My roommate just called and said he was heading to Splash for Musical Mondays after dinner...  Alas, the more I sit here, the more I'm starting to zonk out.  -How do you 9-5ers do it?!?!?  ;)

Like that Cilla girl said, we don't go out during the week  ;D

Actually that's not completely true, since I go to the theatre for weekday performances, it just makes the next morning a little more "challenging" You just have to choose what's important, and what's more important than live theatre in New York?!?
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 04:42:33 AM
{{{{Larry}}}}
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 04:46:21 AM
Larry, as Fred said, let us know if you need anything.

I know that Danise had a less than helpful experience with hospice. That's unfortunate because I think hospice is a great idea and when done well it's truly wonderful. I wish her experience had been a good one, but that's water under the bridge (a reference to yesterday).

My father was in hospice when he was dying of lung cancer in 1993 and it was one of the best things that could have happened for him and our family. If/when it comes to that point, I highly recommend hospice care. It helps both the patient and the people around him.
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Post by: Michael on January 23, 2007, 05:36:50 AM
TOD

Somewhere in Time (John Barry)
A Little Romance (George Delarue)
Stars Wars: A New Hope (John Williams)
Lawrence of Arabia


The Way We Were
Calling You (Bagdad Cafe)
Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany's)
Can You Read My Mind? (Superman)
The Morning After (The Poseidon Adventure)
I'll Never Say Goodbye (The Promise)
It Goes Like It Goes (Norma Rae)
Born Free (Born Free)
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte

and songs that had lyrics added after the film or if the songs were written for and not sung in the film

Laura (Laura)
Emily (The Americanization of Emily)
Somewhere in Time (Somewhere in Time)
Where Do I Begin? (Love Story)
Somewhere My Love (Doctor Zhivago)
Speak Softly Love (The Godfather)
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:43:44 AM
Vibes to DR ELMORE.... and an ellipsis too!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:44:01 AM
Didn't Su Pine play Evita in the first bus and truck company?
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:49:51 AM
Hmmmmm....

Musical scores (just listing a few favorites):

Gone With the Wind
Youngblood Hawke
Susan Slade
Robin Hood
- all by Max Steiner

Star Wars
Valley of the Dolls
- John Williams

Ed Wood - Howard Shore
Titanic - James Horner
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman - Ronald Stein
Harlow - Neal Hefti
Joe vs the Volcano - Georges Delerue
Cleopatra, The Bad Seed - Alex North
The Carpetbaggers, The Ten Commandments, True Grit, To Kill a Mockingbird, Walk on the Wild Side - Elmer Bernstein

Songs....
"I've Written a Letter to Daddy"
"Pillow Talk"
"Whip Crack Away"
"North to Alaska"

And many others.

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Post by: Jennifer on January 23, 2007, 05:57:41 AM
DR MattH, there was an interesting (yet sad to me) blurb in the montreal paper today about VERONICA MARS.

Apparently the CW has a new show in March so VM will not be on then. But even worse, when it comes back in april the episodes will be self-contained.  No more serialized storyline going over many episodes.

I'm sure the creators/writers were forced to do this. But it really sucks. To me this is the essence of Veronica Mars. And i really hate that they would be forced to do this.

Although that said i am really looking forward to the january premiere tonight (although who knows when it will be on for me. i'm guessing 11pm or midnight).
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 06:01:53 AM
Good morning, all!  Thank you all for the helpful comments and kind wishes.  I need to get back to Ohio to see how things lie and to spend time with my dad, but I need to organize my  schedule on things that must be attended to here.  

Today, I shall stay home and work on my libretto report for Act Two of Toyland and put my schedule in order after a few phone calls.   Then I'll call my dad and check in on him.

TOD:  Goldfinger (Barry), Gone With the Wind  & King Kong (Steiner), The Thief of Bagdad (Rozsa), Charade (Mancini), Moulin Rouge (Auric), ET (Williams), Robin Hood (Korngold)
 
Songs: Moon River, Where Is Your Heart, Goldfinger, High Noon, When You Wish Upon A Star
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:07:29 AM
TOD:

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN -- Bill Conti
NOW, VOYAGER -- Max Steiner
DR. ZHIVAGO -- Maurice Jarre
THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT -- Elmer Bernstein
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST -- Peter Gabriel

Favorite songs:
"I'm Easy" -- NASHVILLE
"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" -- HERE COMES THE GROOM
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" -- BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
"Moon River" -- BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
"For All We Know" -- LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 06:09:38 AM
Oscar nominations are in.

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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:14:38 AM
There was also an ABC Movie of the Week--HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS--that had a beautiful Christmas waltz that I always wish I had a recording of.  I just looked it up on IMDB--the composer was George Aliceson Tipton, who also, it turns out, wrote the theme song for the short-lived Lee Grant sitcom FAY, which is one of my favorites.
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 06:14:52 AM
Here is a link to the list:

Oscars (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070123/ap_en_mo/oscar_nominations_list)
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 06:14:52 AM
No Best Actor nom for BORAT?
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 06:15:40 AM
No Best picture or Best Director or Best Screenplay for DREAMGIRLS?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:15:47 AM
Wow--big Oscar snub there!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 06:16:32 AM
Good news AND bad news in Hollywood this morning, I guess.

Did ANYONE see Venus?
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 06:16:57 AM
BORAT got a screenplay nom, though.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 06:18:43 AM
PAN'S LABYRINTH got a foreign film nomination.  Always interesting (to me) when a mainstream film gets nominated in that category.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:20:56 AM
In keeping with today's topic, Ennio Morricone  is getting an honorary award.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 06:21:52 AM
Three Best Song noms for DREAMGIRLS - is that a record?  (Yes, I know it's a CD, not a record, but is it a record?)  :) )
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 06:27:14 AM
Even though it's not tomorrow (Wednesday is Ask Day) here's a question for BK & JR.

IIRC (if I recall correctly), you both purchased the USB powered turntable which plugs into a computer and allows you to burn vinyl records to your hard drive and then burn them to a CD. There is an article in the NY Sunday times about that machine and another model. A friend is thinking of purchasing one of the models. What is your opinion of the machine? He said it comes dis-assembled and that you need to attach the tone arm and also make sure that it's weighted properly so it doesn't push too firmly on the records. He is not techically inclined at all and he's worried about that part of the procedure. How easy was it to set up? How do  you like the recording software included with the turntable? Would you recommend he purchase this item?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:28:01 AM
I think THE LION KING got three noms for best song.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 06:34:26 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up!

...I had to move my car, so...

I'm up.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 06:41:24 AM
As for the Oscar noms...

-There was no way Beyoncé was going to get a Best Actress nod, so... -Although, I'm sure some of her fan-base will not be pleased.

-Go Jennifer Hudson!  Go Eddie Murphy!

-Ryan Gosling - That one came out of the blue?!?!?!

-And it's been interesting hearing some of "spin" for Jack Nicholson's omission.  "He's beyond the Oscars.  He's in his own category."

-Seeing Mark Wahlberg get a nom was a nice surprise.

-Like most of the pundits, I would have given Leonardo DiCaprio the nom for "The Departed" and not "Blood Diamond".

-And with the three new songs from "Dreamgirls", I'm hoping that means that Jennifer Hudson will get a chance to perform at the ceremony.  -And Anika Noni Rose too!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 06:44:18 AM
And since I can never seem to remember the things I write down - I've always done better with the lists I keep in my head - I'm staying put today.  Well, I'm staying in NYC today through the end of the week.  I was going through my iCalendar, and "remembered" a session I have this Thursday.  -And since I was already going to have to be back on Friday for something else, etc., etc., etc... So...

Besides, truth be told, I actually have a bunch of things here that I should get unpacked and organized, so...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 06:45:08 AM
So.... DR elmore - I'll be here this week...  If you still need some computer help - or any other help...  I'll call you.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:59:00 AM
It's been snowing on and off this morning here in Philly.  Not sticking to the streets or the sidewalks, just on the scant grassy areas where it stuck yesterday.  It does look pretty out there.  I wish I had my camera.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:10:43 AM
Hmmmmm...

Just read Stephen Holden's review of Kristin Chenoweth's concert at The Met... 'Tis a puzzlement.

How Daisy Mae’s Charm Finds a Home at the Met (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/22/arts/music/22chen.html?_r=1&ref=theater&oref=slogin)
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 07:14:25 AM
Re: Chenowith's review from Stephen Holden, my thoughts exactly. It seems like damning with faint praise, especially the last lines of the review.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:14:28 AM
And now I'm printing off discount vouchers for a bunch of shows...  It's interesting how the some of the shows have different discounts and different availabilities from site to site.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:15:25 AM
Re: Chenowith's review from Stephen Holden, my thoughts exactly. It seems like damning with faint praise, especially the last lines of the review.

...And it seemed like he had never heard her sing - nor even heard "Taylor, the Latte Boy" before.

His remarks seemed like a critique of Marcy and Zina's writing in addition Ms. Chenoweth's performance.

???
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:17:30 AM
OK - Time to move the car back....
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:27:14 AM
Good morning!

It's still overcast and cool here, but it looks like the clouds may go away at some point today. I hope so!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:28:23 AM
Three Best Song noms for DREAMGIRLS - is that a record?  (Yes, I know it's a CD, not a record, but is it a record?)  :) )

No, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST got three nominations and so did THE LION KING.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:32:51 AM
Well, just as we saw at the Golden Globes, movies this year are splitting the spoils; there is no one movie that seems far and away the best.

I had a feeling last night that DREAMGIRLS might not be included when I read LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE won the Producers Guild of America award for Best Film. Figuring that the Academy wouldn't put a comedy and a musical in their top five with all these serious dramas, I figured DREAMGIRLS would be omitted.

And yet with its omissions in the film, director, and screenplay categories, it still managed to score the most nominations this year.

I was kind of hoping United 93 would get a Best Film nod. Its director did get nominated, but the film didn't.

To be honest, I haven't seen a single one of the best film nominees. That might be a first for me. Of course, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is on DVD and readily available, and I think BABEL will be out before the Oscars are awarded, too.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:35:50 AM
In addition to the hilarious scene in the movie theater in CAPRICE, I also liked Doris' fumbling to get that lock of hair on the extended patio. That was also funny and she handled the slapstick beautifully. Nice to know the transfer is up to snuff. I look forward to getting this.

Some records show that CAPRICE was the last Cinemascope film. Other records say IN LIKE FLINT was. Always wondered which one deserves the honor.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 07:37:29 AM
There was also an ABC Movie of the Week--HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS--that had a beautiful Christmas waltz that I always wish I had a recording of.  I just looked it up on IMDB--the composer was George Aliceson Tipton, who also, it turns out, wrote the theme song for the short-lived Lee Grant sitcom FAY, which is one of my favorites.

I love Tipton, especially the work he did with Harry Nilsson, like "The Point", "Everybody's Talkin'" etc.. He wrote the theme to "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" and many other TV themes, and was also a wonderful arranger/orchestrator.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:37:31 AM
I didn't buy the last special edition of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. I only have the Criterion version (non-anamorphic but looks good even without the enhancement). Since they're releasing this new transfer of SILENCE on Blu-ray, that's probably the way I'll go with it.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:40:11 AM
Favorite movie scores:

GONE WITH THE WIND

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

KING OF KINGS (sound version)

OUT OF AFRICA

TWO FOR THE ROAD

CHARADE

(yep, I'm a BIG fan of Henry Mancini)

GOLDFINGER
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:42:15 AM
Movie songs (not from musicals)

"Unchained Melody"

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

"Moon River"

"Charade"

"The Green Leaves of Summer"

"The Way We Were"

"For Your Eyes Only"

"Goldfinger"
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 07:49:07 AM
Yes, DR Jennifer, I had read at TV GUIDE on-line that the last episodes of VERONICA MARS would be stand alone episodes with no recurring mystery. The show has had its best ratings this year, but I think the powers that be at the CW want to see what happens to the ratings if the show becomes more self-contained and not serialized. I can't blame them for being curious. If it helps to bring VERONICA back for a fourth season, I'm all for it.

And I'm so happy that it's on tonight instead of the CW showing the State of the Union Address. I had no plans to watch that (I'll read about it in the newspaper tomorrow), and this is a wonderful alternative. I'll also watch a new episode of DIRT on FX tonight.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 07:50:20 AM
And one for Morricone
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 07:50:54 AM
So here we are at Page 3
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 07:50:55 AM
The Criterion transfer is awful compared to both the last and current SE.  
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 07:51:42 AM
I'd still be sleeping were it not for the phone ringing at seven-thirty.  Still, if you have to be awakened that early, it might as well be from someone with as lovely a voice as Miss Alice Ripley.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 07:53:59 AM
I am surprised not a whit that Dreamgirls didn't get a best pic or best director nod - I think that a) it is not a universally admired film, and b) I think the publicity and marketing blitz (worse than Miramax with Chicago) backfired.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:55:22 AM
I'd still be sleeping were it not for the phone ringing at seven-thirty.  Still, if you have to be awakened that early, it might as well be from someone with as lovely a voice as Miss Alice Ripley.

And just what was Alice Ripley doing up at 7:30am?!??!  ;)  Or was she calling from NYC?
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 07:57:07 AM
TOD:

Favorite movie scores:

Attack of the Puppet People - Albert Glasser

Day of the Outlaw: Alexander Courage

Panic in Year Zero: Les Baxter


Favorite movie songs:

To Sir With Love

Born Free
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 07:58:24 AM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again about the New York Times and Kristin Chenoweth:  Even going back to the CHARLIE BROWN revival, EPIC PROPORTIONS and WICKED, the Times critics have tended to rave about her formidable talent, but questioned the quality of the material she performs.  This Stephen Holden review does seem consistent even with Brantley's assessments of her choices in non-classic theater pieces.  But happily, in the print edition, the Times decided to pretty much bury Holden's review way in on page 6 of the arts section yesterday, so I think it's clear the Times is still very much in Chenoweth's camp.  

It will be interesting to see what happens when she headlines the Encores revue of classic material, STAIRWAY TO PARADISE, which Jerry Zaks is directing.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing it, even though I know doing that kind of revue is controversial for Encores.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 07:59:15 AM
I am sure I am in the minority....but I detested SILENCE OF THE LAMBS....I would never willingly watch that movie again under any circumstances.  :P
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 07:59:41 AM
Although for some odd reason I liked the sequel!
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 08:00:40 AM
DR JRand56, there are some TV and motion picture entertainments on their way to you as I type this....Cal Bolder and Rad Fulton will soon be in your mail box!
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 23, 2007, 08:04:08 AM

Good morning dear Esteemed, rested, problem-resolved, and Pop-eyed BK --

Glad yesterday had a nicer resolve than you were dreading.  So hopefully today will be lighter, and may you eat a good treat today.

I haven't heard anything on the morning news about any large fire out in the S.F. Valley.....any news over there??
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:04:24 AM
Although for some odd reason I liked the sequel!

I've had HANNIBAL sitting on my to-watch shelf for years and have never had to stomach to watch it. My friends have said it's very violent and gory, and I'm afraid I just wouldn't last through it. (BTW, it was a gift; I didn't buy it for myself.)
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 23, 2007, 08:07:34 AM
As for the TOD:

Let's see -- a few of my favorite film scores, and of the "lush and beautiful" traditional orchestra variety....

Now Voyager
Philadelphia Story
E.T.
Somewhere In Time
A Little Romance
The Godfather (parts of all three)
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:10:02 AM
Favorite musical score is an obscure one, VIVA MAX, a film which I still think would make a wonderful musical

Favorite song from a movie is "I've Got A Name" sung by Jim Croce.  The song just moves me so much.
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 23, 2007, 08:10:33 AM

And I also admire just the "fun and silly" elements of these scores....(remember, I used to do original improvisational scores for silent films)...

The Great Race
Who's Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe
Desk Set
various Pink Panther movies
various Mel Brooks movies
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 23, 2007, 08:14:17 AM

And of course, if you want to hear absolutely the most fabulous original score music of all time, then you should listen to some of the mid-summer 1968, 1969 episodes of General Hospital (...ABC...Prospect & Talmadge lot...Lucille Wall as "Lucy")
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Post by: MusicGuy on January 23, 2007, 08:16:07 AM

and now, off to a little work and a few errands..........
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:16:27 AM
Heading down now to read some more in HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and then start on lunch preparation.

WBBL.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 08:16:49 AM
DR MusicGuy - I can't remember if I've ever asked you before... Have you ever crossed paths with Gillian Anderson?  She's helped me out a few times at the Library of Congress when I needed to track down some cue sheets for silent movies.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 08:17:40 AM

And of course, if you want to hear absolutely the most fabulous original score music of all time, then you should listen to some of the mid-summer 1968, 1969 episodes of General Hospital (...ABC...Prospect & Talmadge lot...Lucille Wall as "Lucy")

;D
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 08:17:41 AM
DR MattH, I forgot about HANNIBAL...I guess I meant the second sequel, RED DRAGON. I have not seen HANNIBAL....RED DRAGON was not very gory or violent as I recall...but was quite interesting.

I suspect I would not like HANNIBAL.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:17:57 AM
Miss Ripley is here - we're meeting at eleven.  BC/EFA has ordered some Skinner/Ripley CDs to sell, and they're getting thirty of them signed.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 08:19:17 AM
And now I'm off to midtown, and then, eventually, a stop on the fashionable Upper West Side to stop in on the ever-fashionable, DR elmore.


Laters...
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:20:51 AM
HANNIBAL gave a new meaning to the words "brain food."
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:22:14 AM
Okay, time for some film music choices from the likes of me:

The Best Years Of Our Lives - Hugo Friedhofer (my all-time favorite)
To Kill A Mockingbird - Elmer Bernstein
A Patch Of Blue - Jerry Goldsmith
North By Northwest - Bernard Herrmann
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Henry Mancini (the FILM score - not the LP, which has virtually no score tracks)
The Accidental Tourist - John Williams (my favorite Williams score)
Once Upon A Time In America - Ennio Morricone
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:23:09 AM
Red Dragon isn't a sequel - it came before Silence Of The Lambs.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:23:51 AM
Hannibal was so over the top as a novel, there was no way I was going to see it on film, ever.  Especially given the creative team.
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:24:10 AM
Elmore... no words. Much love your way. I'm wit' you.
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:35:50 AM
Okay - so here's the story -

I show up for my "orientation" at the new college yesterday, and they give me a parking pass and a tour of the four rooms in an office building that pass for a "college" ... Then it's off to speak to the "professor" who teaches the first class, who'd like to speak to me before class, since i have missed the first two weeks.

He's this old 12-stepper, massively damaged from decades on the sauce. Just deliriously impressed that I went to Juilliard - he heard about it from the 'administration department". And did I really publish a novel?

So the class goes like this - we watched a terrible movie from the '80's, called UNDER THE INFLUENCE... we'll discuss the movie (well, probably not the MOVIE - but the subject of dysfunctional families torn apart by alcoholism). The following week, a 700-1200 word paper is due on alcoholism. At which time we will watch another movie about alcoholism. I missed the great Ray Milland LOST WEEKEND, but am encouraged to rent it. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES are coming up. Of the thirteen of us in the class, 11 are in AA. OY.

then there was a break. Then a class in Abnormal Psychology, taught by a Russian woman, whose accent is so pronounced that even I could not decipher much of hvut chih sat. OY. There is a tyaxt boog I must buy, and she gave out assignments for each student to read some of the chapter and report on it, so that nobody really has to read very much. I have a 2-=30 minute report due on Feb. 5, on Dissociative Disorders. Hmmm... I can show a movie dealing with a disorder if I want, as long as I give a short review of the chapter yeen deh bug, first. OY.

Anyhow, by August, I'll have a BA...
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:37:47 AM
I always loved the instrumental A SUMMER PLACE
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:37:51 AM
You already have a BA, baby - a bitchin' ASS!
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:38:20 AM
What a way to start page four!  That's what I'M talkin' about.
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:38:40 AM
wOWZA - pAGE 4 DANCE TO a summer place... just heard Robins trilling - muz bih sprink.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 08:39:13 AM
Hmmmmm...

Just read Stephen Holden's review of Kristin Chenoweth's concert at The Met... 'Tis a puzzlement.

How Daisy Mae’s Charm Finds a Home at the Met (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/22/arts/music/22chen.html?_r=1&ref=theater&oref=slogin)

One thing is definitely for sure...Ms. Chenoweth offered nothing for a "past-it" pissy queen.
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:39:30 AM
Honey! Nobody has told me about my bitchin ass in so long! Makes an old gal's... ummmm.... heart quiver!
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 23, 2007, 08:39:36 AM
Jackie Earle Haley? Really? Man I had no idea he was in the running for an Oscar. That's really incredible.
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:41:52 AM
Well, I muz goh yend gat rrreddyih (can't get that russian accent outa mah haid!) for my daily attempt at training for the fabled LA Marathon... I did 7 miles yasturrdeyeh. Maybe 4 today? One of my toes is complaining...

Then, we got HOMEWORK!!!
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Post by: Jennifer on January 23, 2007, 08:42:47 AM
Yes, DR Jennifer, I had read at TV GUIDE on-line that the last episodes of VERONICA MARS would be stand alone episodes with no recurring mystery. The show has had its best ratings this year, but I think the powers that be at the CW want to see what happens to the ratings if the show becomes more self-contained and not serialized. I can't blame them for being curious. If it helps to bring VERONICA back for a fourth season, I'm all for it.

And I'm so happy that it's on tonight instead of the CW showing the State of the Union Address. I had no plans to watch that (I'll read about it in the newspaper tomorrow), and this is a wonderful alternative. I'll also watch a new episode of DIRT on FX tonight.

I hope that they at least make the mysteries better if they are going to be self-contained in one show.  I still think this is a bad idea, since the absolute best part of the show is watching veronica solve this season long mysteries.

We don't get the CW here. So i am really hoping that fox has shorter coverage (we get Gilmore girls and Veronica Mars on fox).  I don't mind so much about gilmore girls (since a canadian station carries it tonight). But i'm worried about seeing veronica. The listings have it at 11pm (with no gilmore girls). but the website had them only showing half of veronica (can they even do that??).  Well hopefully all will go well. I am very anxious to get into this winter's mystery!
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Post by: PennyO on January 23, 2007, 08:42:50 AM
Bye, kidz. More later.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 23, 2007, 08:43:37 AM
I need more time to think about the TOD
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 08:55:21 AM
Hannibal was so over the top as a novel, there was no way I was going to see it on film, ever.  Especially given the creative team.

I just read Hannibal Rising, the latest in the Lecter-ology, and I was quite underwhelmed.  Judging from the trailers and source material, I'm sure the movie will be very much the same...

In terms of the novels and movies, I believe Silence of the Lambs is still king -- and bk, I agree with your assertion that SOTL is pretty much a perfect film.  Hannibal was way out there and just kind of mocked the monster that Hannial was in SOTL; then Red Dragon was just trying to be SOTL: Part II, as far as stylistically.  I have to say, I have not seen Manhunter which was the first attempt (by Michael Mann in 1986) to put the novel Red Dragon on film -- with William Petersen as Will Graham and Brian Cox as Dr. Hannibal Lecktor, but I've heard it isn't anything to drop and go rent.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:58:07 AM
By gum and by golly, we've left off Mr. Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Adventures of Robin Hood.

By gum and by golly, we've left off Mr. Miklos Rozsa - Providence and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and King of Kings.

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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:58:53 AM
Of course, I must include The Miracle Worker by Mr. Laurence Rosenthal.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 08:59:48 AM
The garage is calling me - calling me - to come out and package CDs - I don't want to, because it's COLD out there, so I'll wait until nine-thirty.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:03:29 AM
I just read Hannibal Rising, the latest in the Lecter-ology, and I was quite underwhelmed.  Judging from the trailers and source material, I'm sure the movie will be very much the same...

In terms of the novels and movies, I believe Silence of the Lambs is still king -- and bk, I agree with your assertion that SOTL is pretty much a perfect film.  Hannibal was way out there and just kind of mocked the monster that Hannial was in SOTL; then Red Dragon was just trying to be SOTL: Part II, as far as stylistically.  I have to say, I have not seen Manhunter which was the first attempt (by Michael Mann in 1986) to put the novel Red Dragon on film -- with William Petersen as Will Graham and Brian Cox as Dr. Hannibal Lecktor, but I've heard it isn't anything to drop and go rent.

DR Grasshopper..you little cutie...I saw Manhunter and as I recall I thought it was rather B-movie-ish so don't drop everything and go rent it -- stay focused on your one-act -  :-*The Task Master
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:03:57 AM
The garage is calling me - calling me - to come out and package CDs - I don't want to, because it's COLD out there, so I'll wait until nine-thirty.

What does your garage call you?
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 09:05:51 AM
I could list a couple of hundred GREAT film scores.

But, to narrow things down...some of my very favorite favorites are (off the top of my head and in no particular order)...

"The Egyptian" -- Alfred Newman & Bernard Herrmann
"To Kill A Mockingbird" -- Elmer Bernstein
"Return to Oz" -- David Shire
"Wuthering Heights" -- Alfred Newman
"In Love and War" -- Hugo Friedhofer
"Boy on a Dolphin" -- Hugo Friedhofer
"The Prisoner of Zenda" -- Alfred Newman
"Now, Voyager" -- Max Steiner
"The Adventures of Robin Hood" -- Erich Wolfgang Korngold
"Raintree County" -- John Green
"Resurrection" -- Maurice Jarre
"Sunset Boulevard" -- Franz Waxman
"El Cid" -- Miklos Rozsa
"Madame Bovary" -- Miklos Rozsa
"Spartacus" -- Alex North
"All Fall Down" -- Alex North
"Cleopatra" -- Alex North
"Mr. Skeffington" -- Franz Waxman
"The Cardinal" -- Jerome Moross
"The Big Country" -- Jerome Moross
"Exodus" -- Ernest Gold
"On the Beach" -- Ernest Gold
"Romeo and Juliet" -- Nino Rota
"Amarcord" -- Nino Rota
"Far From the Madding Crowd" -- Richard Rodney Bennett
"Murder on the Orient Express" -- Richard Rodney Bennett
"Out of Africa" -- John Barry
"Somewhere in Time" -- John Barry
"Goldfinger" -- John Barry
"Two for the Road" -- Henry Mancini
"Charade" -- Henry Mancini
"Lifeforce" -- Henry Mancini
"The Yellow Rolls-Royce" -- Riz Ortolani
"Airport" -- Alfred Newman
"How the West Was Won" -- Alfred Newman
"The Counterfeit Traitor" -- Alfred Newman
"Captain from Castile" -- Alfred Newman
"Prince Valiant" -- Franz Waxman
"The Spirit of St. Louis" -- Franz Waxman
"Prince of Foxes" -- Alfred Newman
"The Robe" -- Alfred Newman
"Citizen Kane" -- Bernard Herrmann
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" -- Bernard Herrmann
"Vertigo" -- Bernard Herrmann
"North By Northwest" -- Bernard Herrmann
"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" -- Bernard Herrmann
"The High and the Mighty" -- Dimitri Tiomkin
"Portrait of Jennie" -- Dimitri Tiomkin
"Helen of Troy" -- Max Steiner
"Rome Adventure" -- Max Steiner
"Bunny Lake is Missing" -- Paul Glass
"The Lion in Winter" -- John Barry
"Bed and Breakfast" -- David Shire
"The Shoes of the Fisherman" -- Alex North
"Mutiny on the Bounty" -- Bronislau Kaper
"The Swan" -- Bronislau Kaper
"The Glass Slipper" -- Bronislau Kaper
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" -- Andre Previn
"Dead Riner" -- Andre Previn
"The Bad and the Beautiful" -- David Raksin
"Forever Amber" -- David Raksin
"Laura" -- David Raksin
"The Blue Max" -- Jerry Goldsmith
"The Sand Pebbles" -- Jerry Goldsmith
"The Other" -- Jerry Goldsmith
"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" -- Jerry Goldsmith
"Patton" -- Jerry Goldsmith
"The Reivers" -- John Williams
"The Towering Inferno" -- John Williams
"Jaws/Jaws II" -- John Williams
"Star Wars" -- John Williams
"Superman" -- John Williams
"Close Encoutners of the Third Kind" -- John Williams
"The Empire Strikes Back" -- John Williams
"E. T. the Extraterrestrial" -- John Williams
"The Accidental Tourist" -- John Williams
"Lost in Space" -- Bruce Broughton
"Silverado" -- Bruce Broughton
"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy -- Howard Shore
"Conan the Barbarian" -- Basil Poledouris
"The Blue Lagoon" -- Basil Poledouris
"The Swimmer" -- Marvin Hamlisch


...for just a few examples of great film scoring. IMO
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 09:07:49 AM
Are you on the list?
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 09:09:33 AM
I've had HANNIBAL sitting on my to-watch shelf for years and have never had to stomach to watch it. My friends have said it's very violent and gory, and I'm afraid I just wouldn't last through it. (BTW, it was a gift; I didn't buy it for myself.)

The biggest problem for me was that the story is ridiculous after Harris' first two Lector novels.  Since all of Clarice's heterosexual interests in the novel were cut (Miss foster's decision?) from the film of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, it's harder to explain her romantic entanglement with Lector in the third film.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:12:11 AM
I'd also include Spartacus and Exodus, two scores I LOVE.  For Previn, a composer I'm nutty about, it would be Two For The Seesaw and Inside Daisy Clover.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:12:11 AM
Nino Rota's score for "Romeo and Juliet"  (the 1968 version) is to die for -- I love it, love it, love it.  It's theme song "What Is A Youth" -- ahhhhh!

The Sting, Dr. Zhivago, Titantic, The Godfather movies, and a lot of the family movies like The Lion King, Little Mermaid, etc. have fun, and at times, moving scores -- it's hard to think of all the ones I've enjoyed -- a lot of good music out there...and I lke the scores for the old cartoons and movies like the Little Rascals -- wacky, fun stuff that makes you want to do a jig to it...
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:13:40 AM
Miss Foster was only an actress in Silence - she had nothing to do with the script.  She goes into it quite a bit in the supplements.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 09:13:43 AM
Okay - so here's the story -

I show up for my "orientation" at the new college yesterday, and they give me a parking pass and a tour of the four rooms in an office building that pass for a "college" ... Then it's off to speak to the "professor" who teaches the first class, who'd like to speak to me before class, since i have missed the first two weeks.

He's this old 12-stepper, massively damaged from decades on the sauce. Just deliriously impressed that I went to Juilliard - he heard about it from the 'administration department". And did I really publish a novel?

So the class goes like this - we watched a terrible movie from the '80's, called UNDER THE INFLUENCE... we'll discuss the movie (well, probably not the MOVIE - but the subject of dysfunctional families torn apart by alcoholism). The following week, a 700-1200 word paper is due on alcoholism. At which time we will watch another movie about alcoholism. I missed the great Ray Milland LOST WEEKEND, but am encouraged to rent it. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES are coming up. Of the thirteen of us in the class, 11 are in AA. OY.

then there was a break. Then a class in Abnormal Psychology, taught by a Russian woman, whose accent is so pronounced that even I could not decipher much of hvut chih sat. OY. There is a tyaxt boog I must buy, and she gave out assignments for each student to read some of the chapter and report on it, so that nobody really has to read very much. I have a 2-=30 minute report due on Feb. 5, on Dissociative Disorders. Hmmm... I can show a movie dealing with a disorder if I want, as long as I give a short review of the chapter yeen deh bug, first. OY.

Anyhow, by August, I'll have a BA...

ROTFLMAO!
So, why do I think this will be an interesting set of "back to college" posts?
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:13:48 AM
I'd also include Spartacus and Exodus, two scores I LOVE.  For Previn, a composer I'm nutty about, it would be Two For The Seesaw and Inside Daisy Clover.

Ooohh, yeah.  I forgot about those, too.  Exodus is good, very good....Good answer, BK!
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:14:02 AM
DR Grasshopper..you little cutie...I saw Manhunter and as I recall I thought it was rather B-movie-ish so don't drop everything and go rent it -- stay focused on your one-act -  :-*The Task Master

Oops, I forgot to tell you - I decided to end up not directing, opting instead to just watch Manhunter over and over and over and over again...
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:14:25 AM
In keeping with today's topic, Ennio Morricone  is getting an honorary award.

He wrote the score for the "real" Sacco and Vanzetti", and also (I think) for the Spaghetti western Edisaurus keeps longing for.

der Brucer
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Post by: Charles Pogue on January 23, 2007, 09:14:30 AM
Fav films scores:

PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES...MIKLOS ROZSA
SPARTACUS...ALEX NORTH
MOONFLEET...MIKLOS ROZSA
ROBIN AND MARIAN...JOHN BARRY
THIEF OF BAGHDAD...MIKLOS ROSZA
SCOTT OF ANTARCTICA...RALPH VAUGHN WILLIAMS
SODOM & GOMMORRA...MIKLOS ROSZA
THE VIKINGS...MARIO NASCIMBENE (???)
BEN-HUR...MIKLOS ROZSA
THE BIG COUNTRY...JEROME MOROSS
IVANHOE...MIKLOS ROSZA
LEGEND (The unreleased version)...JERRY GOLDSMITH
SPELLBOUND...MIKLOS ROSZA
ZULU...JOHN BARRY


Songs:

THE HIGH & THE MIGHTY...from the High and the Mighty
LAURA...from Laura
OUT OF THIS WORLD...from Out of This World
DAYDREAMER...from Daydreamer
OOO, WHAT A SON OF A BITCH I AM...from Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Hump and Find True Happiness.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:14:55 AM
For Richard Rodney Bennett (another composer I'm nutty about) it would have to be Yanks.

And let us not forget Johnny Mandel - either The Americanization of Emily or Agatha.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 09:15:39 AM
Well, I muz goh yend gat rrreddyih (can't get that russian accent outa mah haid!) for my daily attempt at training for the fabled LA Marathon... I did 7 miles yasturrdeyeh. Maybe 4 today? One of my toes is complaining...

Then, we got HOMEWORK!!!
DR PennyO, that teacher will come in handy as prep for the OId Lady in CANDIDE some day!
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:16:26 AM
For what my opinion's worth (and I'll beat all of you jokesters to the punch -- it ain't worth much), I really appreciate Jon Brion's score for Magnolia.  Say what you will about the film, I love it, and I certainly have to include the score in the reasons why.
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:16:38 AM
Shazam!  Page 5!
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:16:53 AM
Shazam?  Or Shazaam?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:16:59 AM
Pogue, you'll be happy to know that on 2/5 a two-cd set is being issued of Sodom and Gomorrah by Rozsa - first time ever from the original session masters in what is touted to be wonderful stereo.  I've ordered mine.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:17:49 AM
DR Ron ~ Good taste, sir!...... (I see you have Nino Rota's "Romeo and Juliet" on your list, too!)
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:18:01 AM
I love film music.

Most played original soundtrack: Probably A Patch Of Blue - don't know why, but when I bought the LP it was never off the turntable for more than a day.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 09:19:38 AM
DR Ron ~ Good taste, sir!...... (I see you have Nino Rota's "Romeo and Juliet" on your list, too!)


Thanks....that's my "short" list.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:20:25 AM
Of the foreigners, I love Mr. Satoh's score to Kurosawa's High and Low.  
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:21:17 AM
Oops, I forgot to tell you - I decided to end up not directing, opting instead to just watch Manhunter over and over and over and over again...

Oy!  Vere did I go vong as a ma'tha?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:21:42 AM
As a kid, my most wanted unreleased soundtrack was: North By Northwest.  When it finally came out, first in a quite bad new (at the time) digital recording, and then, mercifully, in the original soundtrack, it was a day for rejoicing.
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:22:31 AM
Shazam?  Or Shazaam?

How about GADZOOKS!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 09:23:55 AM
I'd like to add my complete endorsement of BK's assessment of "The Accidental Tourist" by John Williams.

Many film music fans are baffled by the score on CD....they love it in the film, but then complain about it being too "one-note" as a separate listen.

Well, beyond the argument about the function of a score being to complement the film, which this score assuredly does, Williams has given us a great "monothematic" score...with variations upon a simple theme, that superbly enhance the drama on the screen.  It's one of the most glorious scores of the 1980s, IMO.

And one other Williams score I failed to remember on the "short" list was "The Witches of Eastwick" -- a truly delightful score!
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:24:22 AM
Songs:  Moon River, The High and the Mighty, A Summer Place, Emily, Two For The Road, Here I Am (from What's New, Pussycat), The Blob, the entirety of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort, Close Enough For Love (from Agatha).
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 09:24:28 AM
Nino Rota's score for "Romeo and Juliet"  (the 1968 version) is to die for -- I love it, love it, love it.  It's theme song "What Is A Youth" -- ahhhhh!


I always preferred his scores to TAMING OF THE SHREW and JULIET OF THE SPIRITS.  
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:25:27 AM
Interestingly, The Accidental Tourist may be my most played film music CD.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:26:13 AM
For Mr. Rota, it's probably The White Sheik, La Dolce Vita, La Strada, and 8 1/2.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:26:35 AM
Ten minutes to garage.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:26:54 AM
Perhaps I'll just make another 157 posts.
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:27:57 AM
Some of my other favorite scores -

Scarface -- Giorgio Moroder
Goldeneye -- Eric Serra
Edward Scissorhands -- Danny Elfman
Lawrence of Arabia & Doctor Zhivago -- Maurice Jarre
Silence of the Lambs & the Lord of the Rings trilogy -- Howard Shore
All of Ennio Morricone's stuff (how pleased I was to see he's getting an Honorary Oscar)

...and many, many others that have already been listed here -- but those are some of my favorites


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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:28:04 AM
Oh, song: A Second Chance from Two For The Seesaw and also You're Gonna Hear From Me from Daisy Clover - both by Mr. Previn.  And lest we forget - Mr. Previn's Valley Of The Dolls song.
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:29:17 AM
Just thought I'd add a contemporary flair to the list!
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:29:41 AM
And because Mr. Nick Redman can never figure out how to post here - I'll include on his behalf Mr. Jerry Fielding's The Wild Bunch.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 09:31:32 AM
In keeping with today's topic, Ennio Morricone  is getting an honorary award.

The guy I'm working with today is going up to NY next week to see the Ennio Morricone concert at Radio City Music Hall. I'm quite jealous!
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Post by: Cason on January 23, 2007, 09:33:08 AM
All right, all -- I am off to prepare myself to direct.  Take care!
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:33:40 AM
DR Elmo ~ Hugs, kisses, and good thoughts, good vibes and "we're in your corner" vibes!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 09:35:01 AM
Movie songs (not from musicals) re: TOD

Our Love Affair -- An Affair to Remember
Two for the Road -- Film of same name
The Days of Wine and Roses -- Film of same name
Wait Until Dark -- Film of same name
Moon River -- Film of same name
Dear Heart -- Film of same name
You Shouldn't-a Hadn't-a, Oughtn't-a Swang on Me -- The Great Race
Boy on a Dolphin -- film of same name
Tammy -- Tammy
Let's Get Together -- Parent Trap
Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte -- Film of same name
The Second Time Around -- Film of same name
Town Without Pity -- Film of same name
More -- Mondo Cane
Call Me Irresponsible -- Papa's Delicate Condition
The Shadow of Your Smile -- The Sandpiper
Alfie -- Film of same name
Georgy Girl -- Film of same name
The Look of Love -- Casino Royale (1967)
The Windmills of Your Mind -- Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
For All We Know -- Lovers and Other Strangers
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? -- The Happy Ending
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:37:31 AM
Oh, and Cason with agree with me on these, the scores for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (that series of movies) and Once Upon A Time in the West...
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:39:40 AM

Anyhow, by August, I'll have a BA...

BA=Bachelor in Alcoholism?

der Brucer
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:39:46 AM
All right, all -- I am off to prepare myself to direct.  Take care!

Be careful out there -- play nice and don't run with scissors! ~ Your Mother
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 09:42:38 AM
I'm typing and/or thinking too fast again -- "will" agree, not "with" agree -- geeesh!  It's a sign that I need to stop and get cracking (another saying for yesterday's topic).  Over and out!
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:45:54 AM
I will add any musical score by Akira Ifkube.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:47:15 AM
Nino Rota's score for "Romeo and Juliet"  (the 1968 version) is to die for -- I love it, love it, love it.  It's theme song "What Is A Youth" -- ahhhhh!


Indeed - almost enough to straighten me out ;)

der Brucer
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:48:02 AM
Akira Ifukube page 6 dance

(http://www.akiraifukube.org/ifukube_gojira.jpg)
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:50:19 AM
...and a Jeff Richards page 6 dance...slow dance!

(http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/wayjay/010709Richards76.jpg)
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Post by: Jeanne on January 23, 2007, 09:51:01 AM
TOD:
Must think about this, but certainly agree with many of the selections listed above.

BTW, are any H/Ks familiar with the soundtrack to THE CHORUS? I liked the movie, but love the score. There are times when I 'm in a certain mood and no music but this will do.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:59:55 AM
Oy!  Vere did I go vong as a ma'tha?

To start - you expressed an opinion of what you wanted the lad to do - BIG MISTAKE ;D

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 10:01:12 AM
Ifkube.

Wasn't that a song by Sonny and Cher?

der Brucer
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:05:39 AM
I have to say, I have not seen Manhunter which was the first attempt (by Michael Mann in 1986) to put the novel Red Dragon on film -- with William Petersen as Will Graham and Brian Cox as Dr. Hannibal Lecktor, but I've heard it isn't anything to drop and go rent.

It's not great but they shot some of it here in Atlanta, including a nice chase scene in our (then) new museum. I like Brian Cox in just about any film, and thought he did a good Hannibal. There were a few scenes in "Manhunter" that I liked more than "Red Dragon".

But Red Dragon, well, it's worth watching just to see Ralph Fiennes. Mmmmmmmmmm...
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 10:07:33 AM
Are you on the list?

The "A" list or the "B" list?

Um...I'm on neither...
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Post by: TPunk on January 23, 2007, 10:07:59 AM
Greetings all, just caught up on yesterday's posts. Now I'm trying to get caught up with todays.
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Post by: TPunk on January 23, 2007, 10:08:24 AM
Vibes for Elmore, his father and his family.
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Post by: TPunk on January 23, 2007, 10:09:18 AM
Jose, sorry I missed your post about Musical Mondays.  We have to go soon!
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Post by: TPunk on January 23, 2007, 10:09:33 AM
TOD: The Last Unicorn
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 10:10:18 AM
Just thought I'd add a contemporary flair to the list!

What're ya sayin'?  ;D
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 10:15:24 AM
DR BEN this is the one I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FB44VA/ref=pd_cp_e_title/102-4635991-9296953 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FB44VA/ref=pd_cp_e_title/102-4635991-9296953)


but it is currently unavailable.  You have to attach the turntable to the mechanism with what looks like a big rubber band, but just follow the instructions and it's pretty easy.

The CakeWalk Pyro software is complicated and time consuming, and the BOOK is on the disk NOT a hard copy, but if you have patience, you can do ti.  :D
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 10:17:05 AM
I shall haunt my mailbox, DR MBARNUM!  Thanks!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:17:48 AM
TOD: Favorite film scores:

Avalon---or just about anything by Randy Newman
To Kill A Mockingbird-Elmer Bernstein
The Reivers-John Williams
The Adventures of Ociee Nash-Van Dyke Parks
Edward Scissorhands-Danny Elfman
The Horse Whisperer/Little Women-Thomas Newman
Dragonheart-Randy Edelman
The Passion According to Christ-Peter Gabriel

Songs:
"When Somebody Loved Me"-Toy Story
"Moon River"-Breakfast at Tiffany's
"Nature Boy"-The Boy with the Green Hair
"Slaughter on 10th Avenue"-Ray Anthony
"More"-Mondo Cane
"If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out"-Harold and Maude

I'm not sure if some of these were actually written for the film or already existed...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 10:17:55 AM
Good Afternoon!

Well... As I was getting ready to leave, the property manager called to ask if I was home, and if she could send over someone to look at the my non-working radiator.  And since I would like some radiant heat in my room...  "I'll send him over now."  Well... about 20 minutes later... the handy-man showed up, and he's been running back and forth between my room and the basement of the building checking on things ever since.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 10:18:58 AM
I saw this in a video once.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 10:19:46 AM
Jose, sorry I missed your post about Musical Mondays.  We have to go soon!

No worries.  I ended up falling asleep on the couch...  Next time.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 10:20:33 AM
I saw this in a video once.

ROTFLMAO!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 10:21:31 AM
Alas... If only I could be so lucky... And if only the handy-man needed a back-rub...

LOL!
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 10:25:07 AM
Alas... If only I could be so lucky... And if only the handy-man needed a back-rub...

LOL!

I guess the handyman ain't handy any more?
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:32:49 AM
He wrote the score for the "real" Sacco and Vanzetti", and also (I think) for the Spaghetti western Edisaurus keeps longing for.

The REAL Sacco and Vanzetti? I would say a documentary would be far more "real" than a dramatic movie. BTW, the director of the film you mention, Giuliano Montaldo, is in our film---we interviewed him at his apartment in Rome. It was very challenging dealing with Italian electrical wiring and elevators the size of linen closets.

We use clips from that film in our documentary...it's one of the best dramatic versions of the story, but there were also French, German annd American versions as well.

I don't think Morricone wrote the music for Cipolla Colt, though. A B-movie like that probably would have been beneath him!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 10:32:56 AM
DR elmore - I'll call you once I'm on my way... Which looks like it should be soon.  :)
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:35:43 AM
Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Hump and Find True Happiness.

That's Mercy Humppe.

A mercy hump is something totally different.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 10:36:30 AM
For some reason, I was once quite taken with the score from COMA and played it often.  But now I can't remember a note of music.  
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 10:48:27 AM
Is it merely Tuesday?
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:50:19 AM
I forgot the song "After the Fox"
and the score to "The World of Henry Orient". I was thinking of that film a lot last week when I was walking around vaqrious parks in the city.
I also love "He Shouldn't-a Hadn't-a..." and André Previn's "Daisy Clover" score. Now I have to find "The Accidental Tourist" score...must be great!
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 10:52:25 AM
Shazam?  Or Shazaam?

SHAZAM!

The wisdom of Solomon;
The strength of Hercules;
The stamina of Atlas;
The power of Zeus;
The courage of Achilles; and
The speed of Mercury.

It's the name of the Wizard who gave Billy Batson his power.

der Brucer
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:52:46 AM
My co-workers keep peeking into my edit room to see why I'm laughing my head off. They're enjoying their little glimpses into "The Brain"!
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 10:54:50 AM
Weird number 7 dance
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 11:09:20 AM

I don't think Morricone wrote the music for Cipolla Colt, though. A B-movie like that probably would have been beneath him!

You're correct - the music was by Guido and Maurizio de Angelis

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 11:10:25 AM
A mercy hump is something totally different.

As in "Tea and Sympathy"?

der Brucer
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Post by: TPunk on January 23, 2007, 11:13:13 AM
As for the Oscar nominations, I'm really disappointed that Dreamgirls was not nominated for best picture or director, but happy about the nominations they did get, and hoping that we get to see full performances of the musical numbers by the actual castmembers and not some god awful medley sung by the popstar flavor of the month.

Also thrilled that Alan Arkin and Ryan Gosling were recognized.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:18:03 AM
And because Mr. Nick Redman can never figure out how to post here - I'll include on his behalf Mr. Jerry Fielding's The Wild Bunch.

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW I would love to see the type of things Nick would post!!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:18:34 AM
O boy going through 7 pages of posts it tiring.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:20:09 AM
Good morning...How did Click get into the best makeup catagory...there was only one makeup trick- the fat suit at the end.

Good luck on your classes Penny- just find ways to have fun with it and it won't be so dreadful!
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 11:20:15 AM
The "A" list or the "B" list?

Um...I'm on neither...

I'll take Kathy Griffin's "The D List."

;)
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:25:22 AM
One of my favorite movie scores that is more modern is the live action Peter Pan by James Newton Howard. It is beautiful with lotsa chimes and bells and childrens choir's. I felt it really captured eveything I want to feel when watching peter pan, I can just fly away listening to it.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 11:32:01 AM
I'm watching the unbelievable talented Cason right now. Wow!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 11:40:11 AM
More Scores:

THE VILLAGE -- James Newton Howard
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFE? -- Alex North
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS -- Richard Rodney Bennett
VERTIGO -- Bernard Herrmann
The Miss Marple Theme from the Margaret Rutherford movies -- Ron Goodwin
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 11:41:58 AM
As for the Oscar nominations, I'm really disappointed that Dreamgirls was not nominated for best picture or director, but happy about the nominations they did get, and hoping that we get to see full performances of the musical numbers by the actual castmembers and not some god awful medley sung by the popstar flavor of the month.

Also thrilled that Alan Arkin and Ryan Gosling were recognized.

I'm thrilled Peter O'Toole is nominated -- he's among my favorie actors -- but alas one of my other favorites Forrest is up against him and is the odds on favorite to take home the prize.   Oh woe is me.  How do you choose among your favorites?....
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 11:48:00 AM
I'm watching the unbelievable talented Cason right now. Wow!

That's my boy! (and thanks and kudos to BK and his wonderful character Zubrick and fun Zubrick songs !)You wouldn't happen to know any agents to hook him up with, would you?  Or any of you out there? Just asking....
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Post by: Jane on January 23, 2007, 11:48:02 AM
Okay - so here's the story -


So the class goes like this - we watched a terrible movie from the '80's, called UNDER THE INFLUENCE... we'll discuss the movie (well, probably not the MOVIE - but the subject of dysfunctional families torn apart by alcoholism). The following week, a 700-1200 word paper is due on alcoholism. At which time we will watch

email me if you need any help ;D
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Post by: Jennifer on January 23, 2007, 11:50:42 AM
Re: last night's HEROES.


Not sure what i think of it yet.

Did anybody go to the website (on the business card Claire's father gave mohinder)?

It has a phone number. I wonder what happens if you call.
http://www.primatechpaper.com/
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 11:59:43 AM
To start - you expressed an opinion of what you wanted the lad to do - BIG MISTAKE ;D

der Brucer

That's right, der Brucer, just lay on more guilt, why don't cha?  Who are you now, Mr. Mom, with the parental advice?  Hm? Hm?

 :-*(the closest icon I could find for "kiss my *" ...just kidding ;)
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Post by: Jennifer on January 23, 2007, 12:02:05 PM
Re: last night's HEROES.


Things i loved:

1.the haitian and claire meeting

2.claire having zach film her powers so they can be friends again (i'm really happy about this. i did not like it when they were not friends).

3. hiro, ando, simone, nathan and isaac meeting at the loft. So funny, especially hiro saying "flying man"!

4. peter.

things i did not like:

1.niki in jail

2.the whole niki/jessica thing (except the end, that was cool).

3.matt raiding the building only to find nothing.


Just okay:

1.hiro looking for the sword (there was some cute stuff in there)

2. the invisible man (not sure yet what to make of this).

Btw, is "are you on the list" the new "save the cheerleader, save the world"??
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 12:05:02 PM
okay, did my fair share to get you all to page 8 so you can do some funky dance number..
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 12:06:11 PM
DR PENNYO - your college could be a new play!!!

JEWISH M.A. ON BROADWAY!
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Post by: Miss Karen on January 23, 2007, 12:07:02 PM
I meant to say "to help you get to page 8" since someone else will have the honor...
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 12:07:04 PM
As for the Oscar nominations, I'm really disappointed that Dreamgirls was not nominated for best picture or director, but happy about the nominations they did get, and hoping that we get to see full performances of the musical numbers by the actual castmembers and not some god awful medley sung by the popstar flavor of the month.

Also thrilled that Alan Arkin and Ryan Gosling were recognized.

Just pray that Debbie Allen's phone doesn't ring.  :P
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 12:10:01 PM
I'm awake to find there is no god.  I buy Oscar nominated songs.  and "Dreamgirls"!!!!!.  Unlike DR TPunk I am very pleased it did not make "Best Picture" nominations.  If people enjoy the film that's great but ........

I'll be hoping for the songs by Mr Newman and Ms Etheridge to win.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 12:30:33 PM
I have no opinion on any of the Best Picture nominations since I haven't seen any of the movies yet.....but I intend to rectify that immediately, if not sooner....four of the films I am looking forward to...The Departed I am not so sure of...has anyone seen it?

As for the foreign films...I have WATER on my netflix queu...but the others don't seem to be available yet...except for Pan's Labyrinth...which looks like something I would not like...but maybe I will see it anyhow.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 12:31:13 PM
I will also see DREAMGIRILS even though it is not on the best picture list.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:05:49 PM
I'll take Kathy Griffin's "The D List."

;)

Oh, yeah?  

I can tell Kathy where she can put her list!

:D
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 01:06:06 PM
I have no opinion on any of the Best Picture nominations since I haven't seen any of the movies yet.....but I intend to rectify that immediately, if not sooner....four of the films I am looking forward to...The Departed I am not so sure of...has anyone seen it?

As for the foreign films...I have WATER on my netflix queu...but the others don't seem to be available yet...except for Pan's Labyrinth...which looks like something I would not like...but maybe I will see it anyhow.

I saw the departed, it was entertaining, although not their best work. Jack Nickelson is worth watching....Pan's Labyrinth was a lovely movie, a very interesting blend of fantasy and reality filmmaking elements. I liked it very much. Even for those who don't like the silly fantasy bits, it has enough brutal reality to even it out.

Germany's The Lives of Others is fantastic.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:10:19 PM
I'm awake to find there is no god.  I buy Oscar nominated songs.  and "Dreamgirls"!!!!!.  Unlike DR TPunk I am very pleased it did not make "Best Picture" nominations.  If people enjoy the film that's great but ........


"DreamGirls" got the most nominations...and I don't mind its not receiving a Picture/Director nod.

What it really deserves is acting Oscars for Hudson and Murphy.

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:13:29 PM
Re: last night's HEROES.
Did anybody go to the website (on the business card Claire's father gave mohinder)?

It has a phone number. I wonder what happens if you call.
http://www.primatechpaper.com/


I called.  It was a recording thanking me for calling and saying all operators are busy.  It invited me to enter any extension I might have for the party I was calling, or I could press (1) for one department, (2) for another department, (3) for yet another department or (4) for any other questions I might have.

I hung up.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:15:36 PM
I'm awake to find there is no god.  

I'd think the opposite would be true...especially since you awoke to enjoy another glorious day.

;)
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:16:40 PM
I had a lot of scores by Alfred Newman on my "short" list, but I omitted, egregiously, a couple of scores by his nephew, Randy, and his son, Thomas:

The Natural -- Randy Newman

Meet Joe Black -- Thomas Newman
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:17:46 PM
[size=8]8's[/size]
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:18:26 PM
Lunch today:

Meatball soup
Blackened catfish
Herbed rice
Steamed veggies

Iced tea
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:20:08 PM
Re: last night's HEROES.

Btw, is "are you on the list" the new "save the cheerleader, save the world"??


Ummmm....yah-hah!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:40:33 PM
I was surprised to see that the Prince song which won the Golden Globe wasn't nominated for a Best Song Oscar. The score for HAPPY FEET has gotten a lot of positive comment, so I was surprised none of its songs made the cut.

I was thrilled that "Our Town" from CARS was nominated. By far my favorite song of the year from a film that I've seen.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:41:29 PM
Yep, I can't believe I left these off my score list:

HOW THE WEST WAS WON

INSIDE DAISY CLOVER

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:42:25 PM
I love both of the songs from INSIDE DAISY CLOVER:

"You're Gonna Hear from Me," the greatest song not nominated for an Oscar

"The Circus Is a Wacky World"

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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:43:27 PM
I watched a good many programs this afternoon.

I began with last night's OLD CHRISTINE. It was a funny show about celebrating her ex-husband Richard's birthday, and there were some poignant moments as well as funny ones.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:45:36 PM
Next was CSI: MIAMI. The plot involving Erik's involvement with a husband-wife squabble was very interesting and surprising. That really held my interest.

The land mine murder was less interesting, especially since the murderer couldn't possibly have known the victim's intended path up the beach, and setting four land mines still made the odds very absurd that he would have hit the right spot and gotten blown up.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:47:04 PM
Watched last night's STUDIO 60. They are starting to stress the romantic involvements as opposed to the creation of the sketch comedy show each week. It should work out better for the show since Sorkin isn't exactly a comedy genius, but I'm not sure people are going to come back to the show now after having half a season to get out of the habit of watching.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:48:28 PM
I finished the afternoon watching X-MEN: THE LAST STAND on Blu-ray disc. It's an outstanding high definition transfer, and the sound (DTS-ES) rocked the house to its foundations.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 01:49:31 PM
I had forgotten to mention that at some point over the weekend I recorded off TCM THE NIGHT OF THE DEMON/CURSE OF THE DEMON. I started watching it last night for just a bit, and I'll continue with it when I go back down later.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 01:57:29 PM
I love both of the songs from INSIDE DAISY CLOVER:

"You're Gonna Hear from Me," the greatest song not nominated for an Oscar

"The Circus Is a Wacky World"



I, too, love this score and the songs.

But for me, the greatest non-Oscar-nominated song is "Our Love Affair" from "An Affair to Remember."
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 02:01:25 PM
Thanks for the info on the movies Adrianna.

My main hope is that the movies I see will not have a lot of graphic gore and violence...The Departed has a nice cast...but it sure is a looooooooong movie.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 02:03:24 PM
Agree with you (shock) about the Acting nominations For "Dreamgirls" Ron.  Good performances indeed.

My over reaction for the day..  My cell phone won't work, the hot water system is in trouble and My IP went "down".  AND three ordinary songs were nominated.  Of course last year's three nominated songs were less than ordinary!!  Even the song from "TransAmerica" was ordinary IMHO.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 02:06:14 PM
For what my opinion's worth (and I'll beat all of you jokesters to the punch -- it ain't worth much), I really appreciate Jon Brion's score for Magnolia.  Say what you will about the film, I love it, and I certainly have to include the score in the reasons why.

Great film and great score.  "Crash" was a very poor "Magnolia".  You are not alone DR Cason.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 02:07:06 PM
Agree with you (shock) about the Acting nominations For "Dreamgirls" Ron.  Good performances indeed.

My over reaction for the day..  My cell phone won't work, the hot water system is in trouble and My IP went "down".  AND three ordinary songs were nominated.  Of course last year's three nominated songs were less than ordinary!!  Even the song from "TransAmerica" was ordinary IMHO.

Oh, Tommy.  I've totally given up on the Best Scong category.

I'm totally in shock, however, that three songs -- much less the expected nod for "Listen" -- came from "DreamGirls.

I find them all drab/dreary beyond measure.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 02:09:10 PM
I hope all the Song fans out there have their copy of "Hollywood Sings".  (Susan Sackett)  It's a great reference book - well overdue for an update.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 02:11:11 PM
I'm really excited about next month's release of the Alice Faye DVD box from Fox.

And then, in March, we get another classics box that includes BOTH versions of "The Prisoner of Zenda" -- the masterpiece with Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll and Douglas Fairbanks -- and the MGM "remake" with Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr and James Mason (who is reason ALONE to watch this version).  Both films feature the EXACT same score by Alfred Newman, although the MGM version is in stereo, arranged/conducted by Conrad Salinger.

The original is DEFINITELY the best.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 02:11:45 PM
Too true Ron.  To think I was annoyed when "Say You Say Me" got the nod years ago.  Seems like a classic in comparison.

Where has the "craft" in movie songs gone?
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on January 23, 2007, 02:14:07 PM
I have nothing to say about movie music or about Oscar nominees.

I will say, however, that I like to hum "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," because DR Sandra gets the tune stuck in her head and drives her crazy.
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 02:15:30 PM
And now for something completely different...has anyone heard (or heard of) the musical The View From Here[/u] (http://www.amazon.com/View-Here-Premiere-Cast-Recording/dp/B000GDIALC/sr=1-1/qid=1169589181/ref=sr_1_1/102-4691709-0642501?ie=UTF8&s=music)?  It's a one-man show.  I got the "Premiere Cast Recording" yesterday along with the new special edition release of the Dreamgirls (http://www.amazon.com/Dreamgirls-Henry-Krieger/dp/B000JJRWQC/sr=1-4/qid=1169589318/ref=sr_1_4/102-4691709-0642501?ie=UTF8&s=music) OBC.  It was a total impulse purchase...I didn't even listen to the preview clips. ::)

Anyway, I've been wanting to listen to it, but I haven't had time today, yet.  I should get started before I go to rehearsal at 7:00 for Juno and the Paycock, but I was just curious if anyone knew anything about it. :)
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 02:19:54 PM
Oh, Tommy.  I've totally given up on the Best Scong category.

I'm totally in shock, however, that three songs -- much less the expected nod for "Listen" -- came from "DreamGirls.

I find them all drab/dreary beyond measure.

They absolutely do not feel like they're part of the same score. :P And the lyrics with the accents on the wrong syllables??  Lyricists and composers with any skill or talent would never allow that.
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 02:20:09 PM
...and hoping that we get to see full performances of the musical numbers by the actual castmembers and not some god awful medley sung by the popstar flavor of the month..

How about Clay Aiken in black-face drag?

der Brucer
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Post by: Ginny on January 23, 2007, 02:22:16 PM
Tuesday afternoon greetings!  My workday started with an offsite appointment, continued with a luncheon/meeting at another site, and then I left early.  DH Richard and I have tickets to hear the Miami University Men's Glee Club and Cantus in concert together this evening and I wanted to get home in time to go out to dinner beforehand.

TOD - not much to contribute, except to day that I like the soundtrack to Chocolat.  And all the mentions of Inside Daisy Clover and "You're Gonna Hear From Me" have made me want to see that (one of my all-time favorite movies) again.
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 02:25:00 PM
Thanks for the info on the movies Adrianna.

My main hope is that the movies I see will not have a lot of graphic gore and violence...The Departed has a nice cast...but it sure is a looooooooong movie.

Both the Departed and Pan's Labyrinth have a lot of gore. The Departed is tolerable, but the sound effects for Pan make it really more gross than it is, and make one jump 4 feet out of one's seat!

Here is a fun fact I discovered all by me self!

The actual title of Pan's Labyrinth is " The Labyrinth of the Faun", and the faun never mentions his name so how the translators got Pan I don't know. He is not even portrayed as the typical Greek faun, where "pan" pipes originated from. Silly translators....
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 02:27:18 PM
I'm all showered and refreshed and life is good.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 02:32:23 PM
And all the mentions of Inside Daisy Clover and "You're Gonna Hear From Me" have made me want to see that (one of my all-time favorite movies) again.

Me, too! Natalie Wood was so good at having nervous breakdowns because of boys...Daisy Clover in the recording booth looping the circus song, and of course, "Splendor in the Grass". "I'm not spoiled, Mom!" Wonder if "Daisy Clover" will be released on DVD?
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 02:34:40 PM

 :-*(the closest icon I could find for "kiss my *" ...just kidding ;)

Feel free to borrow this:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/rump.gif)

der Brucer

Or if you're in the mood:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/GEORDIEMC/rasp1.gif)

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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 02:35:19 PM
Good news AND bad news in Hollywood this morning, I guess.

Did ANYONE see Venus?

I saw a preview for it on Saturday, does that count?
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 02:35:50 PM
I, too, love this score and the songs.

But for me, the greatest non-Oscar-nominated song is "Our Love Affair" from "An Affair to Remember."
Did you mean non Oscar winning?
It was nominated and lost out to "All the Way".. I liked all the song nominees that year.  "April Love", "Tammy" and "Wild is the Wind" were the others
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 02:37:58 PM
Even though it's not tomorrow (Wednesday is Ask Day) here's a question for BK & JR.

IIRC (if I recall correctly), you both purchased the USB powered turntable which plugs into a computer and allows you to burn vinyl records to your hard drive and then burn them to a CD. There is an article in the NY Sunday times about that machine and another model. A friend is thinking of purchasing one of the models. What is your opinion of the machine? He said it comes dis-assembled and that you need to attach the tone arm and also make sure that it's weighted properly so it doesn't push too firmly on the records. He is not techically inclined at all and he's worried about that part of the procedure. How easy was it to set up? How do  you like the recording software included with the turntable? Would you recommend he purchase this item?

Ben, I didn't get the USB turntable, but I do have a device that has cables from the stereo that go into a little silver box and then plug into the computer with USB so you can play records or cassettes and turn them into CDs. I'll look and see what it is when I get home. I got it at Best Buy.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 02:39:54 PM
Me, too! Natalie Wood was so good at having nervous breakdowns because of boys...Daisy Clover in the recording booth looping the circus song, and of course, "Splendor in the Grass". "I'm not spoiled, Mom!" Wonder if "Daisy Clover" will be released on DVD?

If I'm not mistaken, it's coming this year. I believe there's going to be a Natalie Wood boxed set that DAISY will be a part of. I'm assuming PENELOPE, SEX & THE SINGLE GIRL, and ALL THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS will be a part of it. Or maybe MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR.

I have DIASY on laserdisc and have watched it a couple of times during the past year.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 02:41:37 PM
Speaking of Hannibal Lecter, I did see Michael Mann's MANHUNTER and liked it very much. Saw no reason for them to redo it, even with its original title RED DRAGON.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 02:42:53 PM
Although for some odd reason I liked the sequel!

There's another one coming. I saw an ad for it...no trailer...on Saturday...I told you the ads and trailers went on for 25 minutes
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 02:44:48 PM
My over reaction for the day..  My cell phone won't work, the hot water system is in trouble and My IP went "down".  AND three ordinary songs were nominated.  Of course last year's three nominated songs were less than ordinary!!  Even the song from "TransAmerica" was ordinary IMHO.

In truth, a testament to the fact that God has left the building continent.

der Brucer
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 02:44:52 PM
Heading down now to clean the living room, read a bit more of HARRY POTTER/PHOENIX. and then back to TV. There is enough on tonight (excluding the President) to get me through the evening with all new programming.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 02:49:53 PM
For what my opinion's worth (and I'll beat all of you jokesters to the punch -- it ain't worth much), I really appreciate Jon Brion's score for Magnolia.  Say what you will about the film, I love it, and I certainly have to include the score in the reasons why.

Sorry Cason, but when it started raining frogs all I could do was laugh.  I'm glad you liked it, it just wasn't my cup of tea.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 02:52:14 PM
Good Afternoon!

I'm back from a lovely lunch with DR elmore.  And I also helped him out with a computer issue.  So, if you start wondering why he's not spending as much time here in HHW as he usually does, you can blame me.  For real.  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 02:56:39 PM
And after lunch, I headed down to midtown to check on some theatre tickets.  -With various discount vouchers in hand.  I have a friend coming up this weekend, and Steve is coming up next week, so just seeing what I could snag.  Well - and I sort of had an inkling of this from the recent grosses - business seems to be pretty good right now - and this is usually the doldrums period.  However, I got a pair of decent seats for me and my friend, Paul, for this Friday, and I browsed seats for next week.  *And I found out in the process that the discount offer for The Apple Tree[/] that Playbill.com is currently offering is not correct on their website.  Ah, well..
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Post by: td on January 23, 2007, 02:57:15 PM
Quote
Today’s topic of discussion:  what are your all-time favorite motion picture scores, and your all-time favorite motion picture songs?

Scores:
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
GONE WITH THE WIND
SPARTACUS
CLEOPATRA
THE PINK PANTHER
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
CHARADE

Songs (too, too many to name):
Moon River
Feed the Birds
Crazy World
Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte
Hushabye Mountain
One More Hour (Theme from "Ragtime")
Pure Imagination
Dear Heart
Two for the Road
Laura
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 02:57:40 PM
And I swear the temp outside has dropped at least 10 if not 15 degrees in just the past four hours.  At least it felt that way while I was walking around Times Square.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 03:00:58 PM
Well, in catching up on last nights posts and today's posts, I have successfully used up the rest of the workday.  Time to go home.  It's been a long week, lol...it's only Tuesday, right?
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Post by: td on January 23, 2007, 03:01:45 PM
The best NON-Oscar nominated song: Kander and Ebb's "Theme from 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'". . .just MHO. . .
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 23, 2007, 03:02:02 PM
That's Mercy Humppe.

A mercy hump is something totally different.

That's also a musical, ain't it?
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Post by: Jennifer on January 23, 2007, 03:03:53 PM
DR RonP, if you call that HEROES number and press #3 it gives you a code to enter on the site.  The code is mt36.

You enter it on the primatech site.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 03:05:21 PM
Speaking of Hannibal Lecter, I did see Michael Mann's MANHUNTER and liked it very much. Saw no reason for them to redo it, even with its original title RED DRAGON.

I saw MANHUNTER before SOTL was released.  I liked it, too.

DR Jose came over and helped me with my computer.  He's quite a patient friend, and it was appreciated.  Then we had lunch at the restaurant Good Enough To Eat.  I had salad and wonderful mac & cheese, Jose had  the meatloaf sandwich and potato salad.  It was a love diversion.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 03:08:29 PM
"Magnolia" is littered with references to "Exodus". 8:2 is particularly significant - the prologue has 3 references.  It is certainly a film with considerable depth.  a great film for discussion purposes.

I had more difficulty with a few of the scenes in "Mulholland Drive" - a film which I think is great also.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 03:21:29 PM
And now for something completely different...has anyone heard (or heard of) the musical The View From Here[/u] (http://www.amazon.com/View-Here-Premiere-Cast-Recording/dp/B000GDIALC/sr=1-1/qid=1169589181/ref=sr_1_1/102-4691709-0642501?ie=UTF8&s=music)?  It's a one-man show.  I got the "Premiere Cast Recording" yesterday along with the new special edition release of the Dreamgirls (http://www.amazon.com/Dreamgirls-Henry-Krieger/dp/B000JJRWQC/sr=1-4/qid=1169589318/ref=sr_1_4/102-4691709-0642501?ie=UTF8&s=music) OBC.  It was a total impulse purchase...I didn't even listen to the preview clips. ::)

Anyway, I've been wanting to listen to it, but I haven't had time today, yet.  I should get started before I go to rehearsal at 7:00 for Juno and the Paycock, but I was just curious if anyone knew anything about it. :)

DR George - I actually almost played the run of the show when it was at NYMF two years ago.  They had lost their MD/piano player, and I got the call.  However, I wasn't able to take the gig due to scheduling.

The website at the time, had almost all of the song demos on it, so I downloaded them.  It's a good listen.  Sort of like pop-Sondheim with a touch of Jason Robert Brown to my ears.
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Post by: Rodzinski on January 23, 2007, 03:23:04 PM
I like HIGH TIME, Don Sebeskey's music for THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR, a movie called MALAMONDO which I have never seen but have the Morricone soundtrack for, GONE WITH THE WIND, Curtis Mayfield's SUPERFLY.

"Sweetheart Tree"
"Mama, Don't Wait Up For Me" (from The People Next Door)
"More"
"Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte"
"A Time For Us" (I actually prefer the version the minstrel performs at the party in Romeo & Juliet)



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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 03:26:06 PM
Now I'm just waiting for the heating system to start back up again to see if my radiator actually got fixed this afternoon...  Think I'll go wash some dishes in the meantime...
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 03:26:21 PM
We've finished The Brain booklet - looks faboo - must proof one more time, just in case, but I should be able to get it to the printers tomorrow.  Still haven't received the CD to proof.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 03:29:47 PM
I have been expecting a priority package.  It was shipped last Tuesday.  Every day I ask, every day it's not there.  I finally went online and entered the delivery confirmation number - delivered and signed for last Thursday.  My mail place has no clew where it is and thinks that the post office (they go every day to get their mail and packages for our PO boxes) may not have given it to them.  My point is SOMEONE signed for it so how can that be.  The post office isn't going to sign for it, since it wasn't delivered to THEM - it has an address on it.

They're going to the post office with the tracking number tomorrow to see if it's there.  However, four weeks ago, this same thing happened - every day I asked, every day it wasn't there.  Then, a slip showed up in my mail box for a package.  When I looked at the package, guess what - it had, in fact, been delivered a week before and had just sat there like so much fish.  They swear this time that's not the case, and I simply don't believe them.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 23, 2007, 03:35:39 PM
And the word of the day is: SUPINE!
More correctly, the S. U. Pine, which is shorthand for the Southern Urgustanian Pine, which hails from Southern Urgustan (well, duh).  Unlike most pine trees, which grow straight up from the ground, the S. U. Pine grows to a height of three feet, and then abruptly bends over so that the rest of the tree lgrows parallel to the ground.  Since the direction that the rest of the tree grows is random, as in north/south/east/west/whatever, this makes for a forest of S. U. Pines highly difficult to manuver through.  That, and birds have trouble building nests in the branches - what with everything turned at a ninety-degree angle, gravity makes their eggs fall out.
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 03:48:53 PM
Sorry Cason, but when it started raining frogs all I could do was laugh.  I'm glad you liked it, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

A friend of mine did the sound design...he went out into the desert with a lot of chicken carcasses, dropping them from a crane onto cars, etc. I always thought he was robbed---not even nominated for an Oscar for this movie. (He won a few years later for Master and Commander.)
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 03:59:43 PM
I just read that "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" is being restaged in LA with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Feb. 6-Mar. 18. It's difficult for me not to buy a ticket and fly out for that. Dang!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 04:08:26 PM
Did you mean non Oscar winning?
It was nominated and lost out to "All the Way".. I liked all the song nominees that year.  "April Love", "Tammy" and "Wild is the Wind" were the others

D'OH!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 04:09:34 PM
I just read that "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" is being restaged in LA with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Feb. 6-Mar. 18. It's difficult for me not to buy a ticket and fly out for that. Dang!

Well, it's up in DC right now at the Kennedy Center, so...  Delta Shuttle...
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 04:19:15 PM
Raining frogs??
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 04:19:29 PM
A love diversion???
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 04:21:14 PM
"Magnolia" is littered with references to "Exodus". 8:2 is particularly significant - the prologue has 3 references.  It is certainly a film with considerable depth.  a great film for discussion purposes.

I had more difficulty with a few of the scenes in "Mulholland Drive" - a film which I think is great also.

I know about the Biblical references. As I said it just wasn't my cup of tea.  I do know many who enjoyed it...not sure enjoy is the right word, maybe appreciated it is better.  For what it's worth, I didn't like Crash much either.  But, that's just me
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 04:27:20 PM
Raining frogs??

It's raining frogs!
Hallelujah!
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 23, 2007, 04:31:55 PM
Re: last night's HEROES.


Not sure what i think of it yet.

Did anybody go to the website (on the business card Claire's father gave mohinder)?

It has a phone number. I wonder what happens if you call.
http://www.primatechpaper.com/

Maybe you get put on hold and get to listen to muzak.   ::)
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 04:34:13 PM
It's raining frogs!
Hallelujah!

Actually I like "Its Raining Men" a little better
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 04:46:01 PM
For Edi:
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 04:51:44 PM
DR George - I actually almost played the run of the show when it was at NYMF two years ago.  They had lost their MD/piano player, and I got the call.  However, I wasn't able to take the gig due to scheduling.

The website at the time, had almost all of the song demos on it, so I downloaded them.  It's a good listen.  Sort of like pop-Sondheim with a touch of Jason Robert Brown to my ears.

Thanks for the info. :) I'm almost at a point where I can just sit and listen as I work...I've had to get up too much to even want to get started.
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 04:54:52 PM
DR RonP, if you call that HEROES number and press #3 it gives you a code to enter on the site.  The code is mt36.

You enter it on the primatech site.

Have you (or has anyone) signed up??  You have to put in your name, address, phone number, etc., and then "respond to each situation with the selection that most closely matches what your own personal
response would be."
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on January 23, 2007, 04:54:56 PM
OVERRATED FILMS:

Perhaps THE MOST OVERRATED film I've ever seen -- "Lost in Translation."

I got rid of the DVD as soon as possible, lest it contaminate the rest of my collection.

NEVER have I been so grossly misled by rave reviews.

This year, "Little Miss Sunshine" is a cute little film.  But that's just it.  CUTE.  Not great.  Not, IMO, Oscar-worthy in any sense, outside of performance or screenplay.

Certainly not for film or directing ... or any aesthetic technicals.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 04:57:09 PM
So DR CILLA LIZ - what's the skinny on VENUS?
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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 04:57:25 PM
For Edi:

Awwwwwww...thanks, Cilla! What a handsome photo!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 04:57:50 PM
Couple of songs mentioned by DRs that should have been on my list:

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - fine score for the film as well.

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Post by: Edisaurus on January 23, 2007, 04:58:33 PM
Perhaps THE MOST OVERRATED film I've ever seen -- "Lost in Translation."

I'm with you!

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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 04:58:55 PM
DIRT is on tonight, and I remembered.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 04:59:58 PM
I guess that my problem with DREAMGIRLS has always been that for a musical with MUSIC about a specific time - a LOT of its music doesn't reflect that....I am going to see it Thursday night, so I may have something different to say after seeing the movie.   I did like the soundtrack.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:03:08 PM
I have been watching some random Dance Recital videos on YOUTUBE.

I really loved having a studio and teaching the kids - did it for seven years.  I don't miss it until I see the kids dance and having such a good time.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 05:04:44 PM
It looked really cute it's easier to watch the trailer than to explain it, http://www.venus-themovie.com/
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:08:23 PM
Thanks DR CILLA LIZ.

Here is something that jogged my memory!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTjHsdEuBpw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTjHsdEuBpw)
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 05:12:28 PM
Thanks DR CILLA LIZ.

Here is something that jogged my memory!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTjHsdEuBpw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTjHsdEuBpw)

Oh my, that brings back memories of sitting through hours and hours and hours of dance recital to see my niece who was usually in 3 or 4 dances spread throughout the recital so we could never leave early!  Maybe if they had more comfortable chairs....I enjoyed it, actually, it just got too long
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 05:13:42 PM
Better take the garbage out before I forget....and am reminded at 4:00 AM when the truck stops outside to pick up my neighbors garbage
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 05:14:03 PM
Although for some odd reason I liked the sequel!


If you hated SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, what would possess you to watch the sequel?
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 23, 2007, 05:21:11 PM
Re: last night's HEROES.
...Btw, is "are you on the list" the new "save the cheerleader, save the world"??
Yes, but it sounds too much to me like something a maitre 'd would say.  (Yeah, like he earns enough to be on any list himself.)

Try imagining a maitre 'd saying "Save the cheerleader, save the world."  Worth a giggle.
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:42:00 PM
Ah yes the dance recitals were VERY long.  We usually divided ours up into two nights in a smaller venue so that nobody had to sit for four hours!

I liked CAPRICE...only saw it on TV.  But I thought Doris Day's wardrobe was too young for her and just made her look ridiculous.  And of course by then she was doing a lot of WIG acting.  Thank goodness she was more herself during the series....
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:44:57 PM
Such as:

(http://www.dorisday.net/assets/images/dd-caprice-still.jpg)
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 23, 2007, 05:48:26 PM
Nice, how the polka-dots on her dress are the same size as her glasses frames!

 :P
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 05:48:31 PM
I will add any musical score by Akira Ifkube.


I just wish there was room to list them all
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:51:41 PM
Nice, how the polka-dots on her dress are the same size as her glasses frames!

 :P

Nice planning on someone's part.   ;D
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 05:53:23 PM
This is the way I like my Doris to look.  ;D

(http://www.pocanticohills.org/womenenc/day.jpg)
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 05:54:05 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well... As I was getting ready to leave, the property manager called to ask if I was home, and if she could send over someone to look at the my non-working radiator.  And since I would like some radiant heat in my room...  "I'll send him over now."  Well... about 20 minutes later... the handy-man showed up, and he's been running back and forth between my room and the basement of the building checking on things ever since.



Did you ask him if he had ever seen Elmore's video about the guy who lets the handyman come in and look at his pipes?
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Post by: td on January 23, 2007, 06:01:37 PM
Did you ask him if he had ever seen Elmore's video about the guy who lets the handyman come in and look at his pipes?

Did DR TCB portray the handyman, by chance?
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 06:03:24 PM
Now I want to watch some Doris Day episodes!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 06:03:50 PM
DR td - hey!
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Post by: Jrand69 on January 23, 2007, 06:04:28 PM
Auditioning for anything?

Let one of those previous D. Day pics do for our page eleven dance....no need to fill up the cache.
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Post by: S. Woody White on January 23, 2007, 06:08:00 PM
Time to get dinner going.  (Spaghetti and meatballs.)

At least I'm not on the job tomorrow, my day off.  I can go heavy on the garlic.   ;D

I was scheduled for a day off on Thursday, also, but one of the floor managers, Jen, is finalizing the deal on her new house on Friday, and needs Thursday to get everything in line/organized/have a moment to panic.  So, she asked nicely, and I nicely agreed.

Going over a spreadsheet I've kept on my work schedules, last week was the first week since September where I didn't have a change in my schedule at some point.
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 06:08:56 PM
As for the Oscar nominations, I'm really disappointed that Dreamgirls was not nominated for best picture or director, but happy about the nominations they did get, and hoping that we get to see full performances of the musical numbers by the actual castmembers and not some god awful medley sung by the popstar flavor of the month.




Wasn't last year's popstar flavor of the month, this year's star of DREAMGIRLS?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 06:11:48 PM
Back from a meeting (and more food - just salad, though), and shall now sit on my couch like so much fish.  
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 06:12:14 PM
Has anyone seen The Big Voice off B'way - if so, what did you think?
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 06:13:41 PM
I have no opinion on any of the Best Picture nominations since I haven't seen any of the movies yet.....but I intend to rectify that immediately, if not sooner....four of the films I am looking forward to...The Departed I am not so sure of...has anyone seen it?

As for the foreign films...I have WATER on my netflix queu...but the others don't seem to be available yet...except for Pan's Labyrinth...which looks like something I would not like...but maybe I will see it anyhow.


I really think you would like it, Mke.
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Post by: elmore3003 on January 23, 2007, 06:18:19 PM
Has anyone seen The Big Voice off B'way - if so, what did you think?
I don't know anyone who's seen it.  Unless DR Ben has.

The State of Shock of the Union address is now on.
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Post by: Tomovoz on January 23, 2007, 06:21:57 PM
Wasn't last year's popstar flavor of the month, this year's star of DREAMGIRLS?
LOL from this side of the world TCB.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on January 23, 2007, 06:23:20 PM
MBarnum, I love a page 6 Jeff Richards dance...since he was the only of the Seven Brothers who couldn't dance.
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 06:25:31 PM
I won't dance, don't ask me...
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 06:26:32 PM
Perhaps I'll post another 141 posts, since I know it so clearly irks one of our lurkers.  You know, the idiot who disappears every time I mention how many GUESTS we have.  HI HONEY!
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Post by: Jane on January 23, 2007, 06:31:35 PM
OVERRATED FILMS:

Perhaps THE MOST OVERRATED film I've ever seen -- "Lost in Translation."

I got rid of the DVD as soon as possible, lest it contaminate the rest of my collection.

NEVER have I been so grossly misled by rave reviews.

This year, "Little Miss Sunshine" is a cute little film.  But that's just it.  CUTE.  Not great.  Not, IMO, Oscar-worthy in any sense, outside of performance or screenplay.

Certainly not for film or directing ... or any aesthetic technicals.

I agree with you regarding "Little Miss Sunshine" but not "Lost in Translation".
We even liked it the second time around.
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 06:32:25 PM
I really think you would like it, Mke.


You don't like gore and violence..... then never mind.
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 06:33:21 PM
No, I haven't yet seen Big Voice. It's on TDF but it's been a busy post-holiday time so I haven't seen much.

I take that back, I did see Apple Tree (Ron, I think you asked about it a while ago). I was underwhelmed. I like the first piece, The Diary of Adam and Eve. I admit I have a soft spot for that one because I did it in college. It was for a one-act class. I played Adam. It was great fun and I really enjoy the score. I missed the Encores staging but I heard it was excellent which is why I was looking forward to AT. But it just kind of sat there, even with Miss Chenowith. She and BDJ are quite good in DOAAE but the other two pieces don't hold up, IMHO (this post is full of acronyms and initials). There was a short intermission between DOAAE and The Lady or the Tiger and people left during it. There was no intermission between TLOTT and Passionella but people got up and left after TLOTT. What had been a fairly full house at the beginning turned out to be maybe 3/4 full by the end. The show isn't doing well at least by TDF standards. Roundabout musicals don't usually appear on TDF but Apple Tree has been on frequently. It may get a Tony nomination or two (Miss C. and perhaps Mr. Darcy James) but there isn't much about the show to recommend. If you're a big fan of CC it's fun to see her romp around but the overall production is just average, and that's the way most things are done at Roundabout. I am looking forward to 110 in the Shade this spring. It's being done at Studio 54 after Apple Tree closes. I love the show and I love Audra McDonald. We shall see.

Spring Awakening has not been on TDF for a while, although I think it's still on TKTS so if I really want to go I can get a half-price ticket. I was hoping one or two of the previews for Curtains would be on TDF but so far it hasn't appeared. I will check the Web site and the TKTS booth later. I do want to see it.
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Post by: Jane on January 23, 2007, 06:39:30 PM
This is the way I like my Doris to look.  ;D

(http://www.pocanticohills.org/womenenc/day.jpg)

IMHO, Doris Day has one of the best animal rights groups around http://ddaf.org
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Post by: Jennifer on January 23, 2007, 06:43:34 PM
Have you (or has anyone) signed up??  You have to put in your name, address, phone number, etc., and then "respond to each situation with the selection that most closely matches what your own personal
response would be."

I did! I don't think you have to give your real address. But if you give your email they will email you. In fact you get something right away.

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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 06:45:21 PM
No, I haven't yet seen Big Voice. It's on TDF but it's been a busy post-holiday time so I haven't seen much.

Spring Awakening has not been on TDF for a while, although I think it's still on TKTS so if I really want to go I can get a half-price ticket. I was hoping one or two of the previews for Curtains would be on TDF but so far it hasn't appeared. I will check the Web site and the TKTS booth later. I do want to see it.

Is Big Voice adapted from the movie Big Voice?  I really enjoyed the movie. I should put that on my Netflix and see it again  

I may go to Spring Awakening when I'm out there if it's on TKTS.  
If Curtians comes up for the March 1 preview, it would be great if you could go with DR Elmore and I.  
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Post by: Sandra on January 23, 2007, 06:45:59 PM
Not a whole lot happened at preschool today. Brandon, Kayla, and the new kid Dominick WOULD NOT eat their celery at lunch, so I didn't get to eat my plate.

And Dominick had a little accident. He got to the bathroom in time, but he wanted what you'd call free range of motion, so he tried to take off his jacket. That really slowed him down and he didn't quite make it. He was very upset about it.

Is it sad that this is the most exciting thing that's happened to me all day?

Any way, I got him some clean clothes and then filled out an Oops! Report.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 06:46:07 PM
I did! I don't think you have to give your real address. But if you give your email they will email you. In fact you get something right away.



What was it? A Sparkling prize?  Does it say you're on the list?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 06:48:25 PM
I'm watching the State of the Union address.  I think Nancy Pelosi is blinking Morse Code messages.
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Post by: Ben on January 23, 2007, 06:48:47 PM
No, Big Voice is a story about a gay couple's meeting and their resulting relationship. It's supposed to be quite good. The full title is Big Voice: God or Merman?

I will keep my eyes open for a March 1 preview ticket for Curtains.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 07:03:07 PM
No, Big Voice is a story about a gay couple's meeting and their resulting relationship. It's supposed to be quite good. The full title is Big Voice: God or Merman?

I will keep my eyes open for a March 1 preview ticket for Curtains.

That sounds interesting too
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:24:55 PM
Good Evening!

Big Voice: God or Merman? got a surprisingly good review in the NY Times.  Well, it was surprising to me.  I don't know anyone who's seen it, and it's definitely not a piece with a wide appeal, so...  I assisted with a production of The Last Session which was written by the stars/writers of Big Voice, and, frankly, I know there are people who love that show, but parts of just make me cringe.  So...  Take that for what it's worth.  -Which ain't much.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:26:14 PM
Or just click below:

The Big Voice (http://thebigvoice.com/)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:29:03 PM
As for Spring Awakening... Their ticket sales have started to pick up nicely in the past couple of weeks.  And the stage seating is completely sold out for the next few months - they're only $31.50, so...  But they're doing great business on the weekends, and the weekdays aren't that bad either.  *And I have to think that Rosie O'Donnell's mention of it on "The View" has had to some effect on the ticket sales.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 07:43:43 PM
I know the onstage seating for Spring Awakening is in the back and on the sides, but is it worth getting a seat there for the experience? I checked and can get one onstage when I'm there
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 07:46:47 PM
Cilla - Are you perhaps thinking of the movie LITTLE VOICE?
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 07:47:33 PM
Cilla - Are you perhaps thinking of the movie LITTLE VOICE?

Yes, lol, BIG VOICE. LITTLE VOICE, I knew it was one of those
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 07:48:04 PM
BIG VOICE got a slew of great reviews, actually.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 07:48:16 PM
And one for Merman
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:48:21 PM
I know the onstage seating for Spring Awakening is in the back and on the sides, but is it worth getting a seat there for the experience? I checked and can get one onstage when I'm there

Well, you literally end up in the middle of the show, so... Consequently, you don't see "all" of the show.  I've also been "warned" that those hard wooden benches - which part of the set basically - are not that comfortable.  So...
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 07:50:20 PM
Well, you literally end up in the middle of the show, so... Consequently, you don't see "all" of the show.  I've also been "warned" that those hard wooden benches - which part of the set basically - are not that comfortable.  So...

On the other hand, for someone like me, being onstage at a Broadway show, would be a really cool experience, but... I wouldn't see the whole show....but...hmmm a dilemma
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:50:55 PM
Yes, lol, BIG VOICE. LITTLE VOICE, I knew it was one of those

Little Voice actually started out as a play.  Studio Theatre in DC mounted it a couple of years ago, and it was an amazing production.  And they found an actress who could actually do all the singing/mimicry of the female vocalists she had "grown up with".  The movie version wasn't bad, but the play was better.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 07:51:46 PM
Little Voice actually started out as a play.  Studio Theatre in DC mounted it a couple of years ago, and it was an amazing production.  And they found an actress who could actually do all the singing/mimicry of the female vocalists she had "grown up with".  The movie version wasn't bad, but the play was better.

I would love to have seen the play then, I thought the movie was great
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:52:03 PM
DR elmore - Have you checked your MySpace page lately?  ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on January 23, 2007, 07:53:17 PM
DR elmore - Here's (http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/5900.html) someone we were talking about earlier today.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 07:54:43 PM
FJL, what's your thought about the onstage seating at SPRING AWAKENING?
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 08:18:48 PM
Gee is everyone contemplating the State of the Union?
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:19:17 PM
Cilla - As one who wants to stay as far away from the stage as possible :) , I'd never want to sit onstage for such an "out there" show.  But that's me - it was enough trouble for Skip to convince me to get onstage for the two Starfighter talkbacks in the festival in Seattle.  (I sat onstage when Richard Burton was in Equus on Broadway 30 years ago, and really didn't like the feeling.)

But for friends who don't mind sitting where they can be seen, and literally having the performers sitting around them, it's been a glorious experience - especially if they're in the seats which are closer to the front of the stage.  I believe those are the lower numbers.  Then you get to see much more of the staging.   If you're in the higher numbers, I'd suggest listening to the album and reading the synopsis beforehand; that might be a good idea anyway if you go for a stage seat, so you won't be shocked by the goings-on.  

But if it sounds like fun to you in prionciple, it will turn out to be fun!
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:25:38 PM
I saw LITTLE VOICE on Broadway and loved it, but it somehow turned out to be a fast flop on Broadway.

Kind of like ALFIE flopping on Broadway years ago, then going on to be a successful film.

Don't know many other example of Broadway flops that went on to be successful films.  Maybe that's an early question for Ask BK Day.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 08:26:55 PM
Cilla - As one who wants to stay as far away from the stage as possible :) , I'd never want to sit onstage for such an "out there" show.  But that's me - it was enough trouble for Skip to convince me to get onstage for the two Starfighter talkbacks in the festival in Seattle.  (I sat onstage when Richard Burton was in Equus on Broadway 30 years ago, and really didn't like the feeling.)

But for friends who don't mind sitting where they can be seen, and literally having the performers sitting around them, it's been a glorious experience - especially if they're in the seats which are closer to the front of the stage.  I believe those are the lower numbers.  Then you get to see much more of the staging.   If you're in the higher numbers, I'd suggest listening to the album and reading the synopsis beforehand; that might be a good idea anyway if you go for a stage seat, so you won't be shocked by the goings-on.  

But if it sounds like fun to you in prionciple, it will turn out to be fun!

Thanks. The being on stage part doesn't bother me in the least. The only seats available are the higher numbers, so they would be closer to the back of the stage, which isn't a plus, but I can listen to the soundtrack etc. oh heck,  for the price, it's something I'll never forget, I think I may just go for it.  I do know it's an out there show, but I can handle that. I also know I won't see everything, but I'll be on stage during a Broadway show.  I don't know that I'll ever be able to say that again.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:30:57 PM
Good decision!!!  

Also, just so you know, you don't get a Playbill when you're onstage.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:35:26 PM
I think they give you a Playbill after the show, but they don't want the onstage people rustling the Playbills during the show, I guess.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 08:35:58 PM
I saw LITTLE VOICE on Broadway and loved it, but it somehow turned out to be a fast flop on Broadway.

Kind of like ALFIE flopping on Broadway years ago, then going on to be a successful film.

Don't know many other example of Broadway flops that went on to be successful films.  Maybe that's an early question for Ask BK Day.

I remember that my friends and I were looking forward to THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE coming to New York.  The original production in London starred Jane Horrocks (it was probably written for her) and she created a sensation in the role.  But for some reason, she didn't come over in the B'way production.

I should add that Jane Horrocks played Bubbles the secretary in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and my friends and I were huge AB FAB fans.  
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 08:37:00 PM
I'm having second thoughts. One performance the only seat left is right in front of the band....no offense, but that one I don't want. The other performance it's the next to the last seat in the second row on the other side of the stage from the band.  Would that be ok, or would I not be able to see anything?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 08:37:05 PM
I think they give you a Playbill after the show, but they don't want the onstage people rustling the Playbills during the show, I guess.

I wonder what they would do to someone who decided to have a cell phone conversation?
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:37:22 PM
Count me as another who was bored with and infuriated by the raves for LOST IN TRANSLATION. The praise it garnered lost me.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:39:53 PM
In honor of Meryl Streep's 14th Oscar nomination this morning, I put in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and watched it again this evening before prime time shows came on. I didn't quite finish it; got her to Paris and the runwway shows, and then I had to stop it. But I'll finish it tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing the ending again.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:42:10 PM
I watched the next set of AMERICAN IDOL auditions, this time in Memphis. Once more, they showed far more good singers than bad, but at least it was only one hour's worth of clips rather than two (which happens tomorrow night as they get to NYC.)

I was disgusted that they passed up the first singer, the cheerleader coach. I thought he had an excellent voice, better than the Fidel Castro looalike they sent to Hollywood whose voice had promise but occasionally went off pitch.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:43:57 PM
VERONICA MARS had an entertaining episode tonight as Veronica went in search of a missing laboratory monkey.








I did not want her going back to Logan when that adorable, uncomplicated Pizz is the perfect guy for her. Argh!
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:45:12 PM
DIRT didn't thrill me much tonight. So much more could have been done with Mariette Hartley as her mother: that's a mother-daughter relationship that screamed out for development, and we got almost nothing. Very disappointing.
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Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 08:45:16 PM
Cilla - You'll be able to see but it'll be a question of perspective - you won't see the staging as it was officially meant to be seen from the audience.  People are saying the ideal is to see it from the audience and then later have the "once-in-a-lifetime" fun of being onstage.   One friend said seeing it from the audience was a great emotional entertainment, seeing it from the stage was a happening.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 08:46:29 PM
I DID IT....it's BB13 onstage for the Saturday Matinee.  I'm going for the experience.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 08:47:33 PM
If I really want to see it again, I'll get a ticket to see it from the audience when I'm there in June.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on January 23, 2007, 08:48:43 PM
IMHO, the best seat at SPRING AWAKENING would be one across the street at CHICAGO.
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Post by: Matt H. on January 23, 2007, 08:51:24 PM
I'm heading off to bed now.

Good night!
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 08:56:27 PM
If you hated SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, what would possess you to watch the sequel?

In the case of both films I was tricked into it! Friends enticed me over with foodstuffs and then put the movie in...I was trapped.
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:04:06 PM
Being onstage would be fun Cillaliz!
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:05:59 PM
I watched an episode of the old TV series MICHAEL SHAYNE. I have never seen this show before. The plot was good, but I think the show needed a lead with more personality then Richard Denning. Denning was perfect for MR AND MRS. NORTH which had a bit of humor to it, but this show just wasn't for him.

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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 09:06:17 PM
Being onstage would be fun Cillaliz!

That's what I finally decided. That and I will honestly be able to say I was on a Broadway stage during the performance of a Broadway show. NEVER thought I'd be able to say that
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:07:56 PM
I also watched an episode of the 1950s western 26 MEN starring Tris Coffman and Kelo Henderson.

I have seen my share of really bad actors, but I swear Kelo must have been sleeping with someone...and he must have been REALLY good in bed...cause that guy couldn't act to save his life.

Of course now I am intrigued by him, totally.
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 09:08:08 PM
PAGE 13~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cool Beans
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Post by: Cillaliz on January 23, 2007, 09:09:15 PM
Night all. Time to take the cats and head upstairs
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:11:52 PM
Will we never get to page fourteen?
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Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:12:11 PM
Perhaps I'll just post another 179 postings.
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Post by: Jeanne on January 23, 2007, 09:13:05 PM
OVERRATED FILMS:

This year, "Little Miss Sunshine" is a cute little film.  But that's just it.  CUTE.  Not great.  Not, IMO, Oscar-worthy in any sense, outside of performance or screenplay.

Certainly not for film or directing ... or any aesthetic technicals.

I agree with you, Ron. I feel that Sunshine had its moments, but overall just isn't a great film. Could it be that there are so many UNfunny comedies these days that people get all excited when there are a few laughs?
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Post by: MBarnum on January 23, 2007, 09:14:03 PM
Kelo Henderson!!

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Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:16:00 PM
Dang!
A Roger Miller reference?

der Brucer
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:18:43 PM
Actually I like "Its Raining Men" a little better

Well, you just kiss a frog, then VOILA!

der Brucer
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: FJL on January 23, 2007, 09:21:49 PM
Cilla - where are you sitting for Curtains on March 1?  Audience left or audience right?  (If I can go that night, i may try for a seat on your side of the theater.)
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:37:19 PM

I really loved having a studio and teaching the kids - did it for seven years.  

Fond memories- NOT! For some reason my Mother decided I should get tap-dance lessons when I was five. Had to learn a number with a hat and cane done by Ted Lewis. I remember my Mother breaking a yardstick in frustration at my unwillingness to "brush, back, stamp" properly.

der Brucer
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Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 09:50:38 PM
I know there are people who love that show, but parts of just make me cringe.

Big Voice or Last Session?

We went to a Last Session "thingy" in La Brea, CA before it went to NYC (it was freebie at Border's Book Store) - just Steve and his piano and a "crowd" of about 15.

der Brucer
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 09:54:54 PM
I was a cringer at The Last Session, because all of the recording studio details were so bogus (unnecessarily so) that I couldn't take it seriously.
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Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 10:03:58 PM
Good Afternoon!

I'm back from a lovely lunch with DR elmore.  And I also helped him out with a computer issue.  So, if you start wondering why he's not spending as much time here in HHW as he usually does, you can blame me.  For real.  ;)


Cheap porn... sites?
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 10:18:24 PM
Did DR TCB portray the handyman, by chance?


Damn it!  That HOT td was here and I was off at rehearsal!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 10:51:31 PM
Gee is everyone contemplating the State of the Union?

My mother did. She was dissapointed that he said noting that he has.nt already said at one time or another.
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 10:53:41 PM
Phone call anyone?
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 23, 2007, 10:53:59 PM
We're STILL on page thirteen?
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: TCB on January 23, 2007, 10:56:38 PM
DR elmore - Here's (http://www.playbillarts.com/news/article/5900.html) someone we were talking about earlier today.


It would appear from his photos that "tenor matinee idol " William Burden has gotten a bit chunky!
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Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:00:09 PM
On Saturday I am going to see an art exibit at the Fowler museum at UCLA. It is titled  Dress Up Against AIDS: Condom Couture by Adriana Bertini. The artist designed dresses and outfits from factory rejected condoms. Sounds fun!

For more info

http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/incEngine/?theme=fowler_main&content=information_manager&information_manager_id=59 (http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/incEngine/?theme=fowler_main&content=information_manager&information_manager_id=59)
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:01:42 PM
Im sure someone would love a phone call bruce
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Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 11:01:58 PM
As for Spring Awakening... Their ticket sales have started to pick up nicely in the past couple of weeks.  And the stage seating is completely sold out for the next few months - they're only $31.50, so...  But they're doing great business on the weekends, and the weekdays aren't that bad either.  *And I have to think that Rosie O'Donnell's mention of it on "The View" has had to some effect on the ticket sales.

I just got the CD in the mail today!  After I listen to The View From Here, which I didn't listen to today, I'll listen to Spring Awakening.  I also received the new Broadway cast recording of A Chorus Line (completist, that I must be ::) I even have the German cast recording of ACL).
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 11:02:29 PM
Gee is everyone contemplating the State of the Union?

Totally forgot about it...what did I miss??
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:04:17 PM
Totally forgot about it...what did I miss??

Apparently Bush wants to keep troops in the Mid East...
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: George on January 23, 2007, 11:06:55 PM
Ahhh.

Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: Adriana Patti on January 23, 2007, 11:24:06 PM
goodnight everyone...good luck getting to page 14
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: DERBRUCER on January 23, 2007, 11:24:15 PM
Ahhh.



Fine...now cough

der Brucer
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: George on January 24, 2007, 12:00:45 AM
Fine...now cough

der Brucer

Fine...as long as I don't have to turn my head to the left. ;)
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 24, 2007, 12:13:56 AM
Can't even make it to four hundred?
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 24, 2007, 12:14:14 AM
Miss Patti put her faith in us and we have let her down.
Title: Re:TO COIN A PHRASE
Post by: bk on January 24, 2007, 12:14:40 AM
But, we did make page fourteen so smoke on your pipe and put that in.