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« Reply #90 on: July 17, 2006, 02:15:20 PM »

Ooh-ooh!

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

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

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

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

It was a very happy reunion!
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« Reply #91 on: July 17, 2006, 02:18:12 PM »

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« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2006, 02:37:40 PM »

I'm at work and I'm just about to listen to the "world premiere recording" of Bernarda Alba and I noticed that it's got three acts.  I can't remember the last time a musical had three acts...other than going back to Anyone Can Whistle.  I'm just curious but does anyone else know of more recent three-act musicals? :)



Well, NO NO NANETTE was three acts, but its origin was pre-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (even though the revival came afterwards).
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« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2006, 02:38:01 PM »

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« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2006, 02:40:58 PM »

Well, NO NO NANETTE was three acts, but its origin was pre-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (even though the revival came afterwards).

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

The only post-ANYONE CAN WHISTLE 3-acters I can think of are (because they're three one-acts) 3HREE and THE APPLE TREE.
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« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2006, 02:42:44 PM »

MOST HAPPY FELLA was in 3 Acts, and I think it should stay that way.
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« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2006, 02:47:19 PM »

Off to start on the week's cleaning chores. Then back to the TV to watch last night's recorded programs.

WBBL.
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« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2006, 02:57:39 PM »

George - Bernarda Alba is in three "acts," but it was performed at Lincoln Center without an intermission.  (Or did you already know that?  :) )
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« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2006, 02:59:38 PM »

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

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

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

But these are all examples of three individual one-act musicals either written or put together to make an evening, but I was just curious if one show/story was originally written (fairly recently) to be three acts.
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« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2006, 03:01:46 PM »

George - Bernarda Alba is in three "acts," but it was performed at Lincoln Center without an intermission.  (Or did you already know that?  :) )

I didn't know that.  Did you see it?  Is the CD the whole show or is there dialogue to make it a longer evening?
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« Reply #100 on: July 17, 2006, 03:02:27 PM »

(If you haven't guessed, I haven't started listening to the CD, yet...soon, I promise, soon ;))
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« Reply #101 on: July 17, 2006, 03:03:27 PM »

LORD OF THE RINGS, which some of us feel is technically not totally a musical (more musical than play with music, though), was in three acts when we saw it in Toronto in March.  I've heard that the second intermission was shortened to a pause at some point, though, but still three distinct acts.
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« Reply #102 on: July 17, 2006, 03:08:02 PM »

As promised, here are some photographs.  First up is Nick and our very own Mr. Kevin Spirtas.
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« Reply #103 on: July 17, 2006, 03:09:40 PM »

Next is Kev and my very own self - notice our CELEBRITY badges.
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« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2006, 03:10:47 PM »

CONTACT, of course, was comprised of three separate stories, but no pause between the first and second stories.

Recent productions of the three-act PETER PAN seem to only have a brief pause between the second and third acts.
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« Reply #105 on: July 17, 2006, 03:11:03 PM »

Next up is Nick, show veteran Beth, and Nick's pal Michael Mattesino.
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« Reply #106 on: July 17, 2006, 03:12:36 PM »

Next up is Julie McCullogh and Chuck McCann
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« Reply #107 on: July 17, 2006, 03:13:29 PM »

To the right, the still gorgeous Connie Hines - to the left, someone's butt.
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« Reply #108 on: July 17, 2006, 03:14:21 PM »

Finally, Mr. Alan Young and his handler, Carol.
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« Reply #109 on: July 17, 2006, 03:27:52 PM »

How many times did you see it??  My niece paid to see it 21 times in the theater!  AND she paid for me to take her four times.  I liked it but I don't ever need to see it again.

A lot less than your niece
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« Reply #110 on: July 17, 2006, 03:28:15 PM »

Whilst from a "Fiction" book, the movie "Daniel" has enough truth there to be a favourite of mine in the historical genre.
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« Reply #111 on: July 17, 2006, 03:34:41 PM »

Also liked "Warm Spings" and UK shows "All The Kings Men", "A Christmas Truce" and "The Lost Prince".

From France, "Etre et Avoir" is a wonderful documentary.
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« Reply #112 on: July 17, 2006, 03:36:13 PM »

Boo is running around while Callie is in the back of the house. Boo is really funny. She's getting bolder and bolder about exploring and gets into EVERYTHING!!! She just took a running leap and pounced on the piano keyboard....LOL!!!
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« Reply #113 on: July 17, 2006, 03:36:51 PM »

UK Musical "Acorn Antiques" may have been in 3 acts.
It's a wonderful laugh and worth investing in this DVD if you have multi-zone player.  Julie Walters is the Star.
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« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2006, 03:37:24 PM »

I'm glad I kept the little squirt
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« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2006, 03:39:52 PM »

UK Musical "Acorn Antiques" may have been in 3 acts.
It's a wonderful laugh and worth investing in this DVD if you have multi-zone player.  Julie Walters is the Star.

Isn't it based on a UK TV show?  Does one have to know the show to enjoy the musical?  I've seen in on Amazon.co.uk and have wondered if I'd understand what was going on if I've never seen the TV show.
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« Reply #116 on: July 17, 2006, 03:46:03 PM »

The TV show - I've only seen bits - was a total parody of the usual daytime soap. It was written by Victoria Wood. Seeing the TV show is very much not necessary!

Unlike the very funny "League Of Gentlemen" stage show which needed knowledge of the characters. It is VERY funny.
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« Reply #117 on: July 17, 2006, 03:49:02 PM »

Nice pictures bk.. Too bad Matt could not attend....

Cilla, glad that Boots is getting more bold and continued vibes that things work out....
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« Reply #118 on: July 17, 2006, 03:49:23 PM »

The DVD of "The Best of Victoria Wood" would be a good starting point DR George. It includes some "Acorn Antiques" moments and some wonderful comedy routines with Julie Walters.
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« Reply #119 on: July 17, 2006, 03:52:03 PM »

The TV show - I've only seen bits - was a total parody of the usual daytime soap. It was written by Victoria Woods. Seeing the TV show is very much not necessary!

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

Thanks for the info...I think I will order it. ;D
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