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Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
« Reply #150 on: November 04, 2006, 06:58:23 PM »

Thanks, Jane. On both counts!
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« Reply #151 on: November 04, 2006, 07:00:38 PM »

Thanks Donna. Kay wrote the liner notes for a great early Andy Williams LP, ANDY WILLIAMS SINGS STEVE ALLEN, which I have recommended on here before.

Mention of Kay also makes me lament the passing of the Plaza Hotel. I walked by there the other day; construction equipment abounds.
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« Reply #152 on: November 04, 2006, 07:01:05 PM »

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« Reply #153 on: November 04, 2006, 07:01:29 PM »

Donna, you are welcom.  Interesting newsletter. :)

Off to cuddle with my guys.
'night.
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« Reply #154 on: November 04, 2006, 07:14:02 PM »

Hello everybody. My favorite potatoes come in chip form.

We started learning about dinosaurs yesterday in preschool. We also learned about the letter A. I can't wait to see what comes next.
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« Reply #155 on: November 04, 2006, 07:18:57 PM »

Then I met the TPunk for a movie, the documentary: JONESTOWN: The Story of The People's Temple. Not exactly a pick-me-up, but very interesting. I've had a fascination with this event for a few years now, and the fact is, the more you learn about it, the more questions you have. This documentary does boast some incredible footage.

I was fascinated with it at the time.  Is this a new movie?
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« Reply #156 on: November 04, 2006, 07:21:38 PM »

Doesn't Gregory Peck play ping pong with Mao in The Chairman?
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« Reply #157 on: November 04, 2006, 07:34:13 PM »

Since I have no idea where the hell we're going you have to drive!

Ooo, I get to take DR Elmore on a mystery trip!  Where shall we go?
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« Reply #158 on: November 04, 2006, 08:22:40 PM »

Yes, I think DRs FJL and TCB (our very own initial boys) will be pleasantly surprised by Liza's subtle work once that LAW & ORDER: CI episode gets a rerun. In fact, if I see it scheduled, I'll post a reminder here.
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« Reply #159 on: November 04, 2006, 08:24:08 PM »

My ex-partner Frank was thoroughly lost at the end of THE PRESTIGE, too. But then, about 2/3 of the way through, he left to go to the concession stand, so part of his confusion was understandable. Not the kind of movie you can keep up with if you miss ten minutes of it in the middle.
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« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2006, 08:25:23 PM »

I watched another CSI: NY episode from the DVD set. This one had to do with the murder of a female roller derby star. I honestly had no idea roller derby was still in existence.
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« Reply #161 on: November 04, 2006, 08:27:38 PM »

I finished TARZAN TRIUMPHS. Pretty amazing piece of Hollywood war rallying having Tarzan declaring war on Nazis who were invading and raping the land he holds so dear. And when Boy shoots a Nazi who's aiming at Tarzan, Tarzan beams with pride. Wow!
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« Reply #162 on: November 04, 2006, 08:30:25 PM »

Next, I watched CAREFREE. I had forgotten that much of GInger's wardrobe is kind of ugly. I'm surprised she okayed these clothes knowing how particular she was about what she wore on the screen. I did like the "Change Partners" dress but not much else that she wore.

The transfer looks worlds better than the one for ROBERTA, but still not the silky black and white images of 1940s films.
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« Reply #163 on: November 04, 2006, 08:32:05 PM »

Having watched black and white/mono sound movies for much of the day, I decided I wanted some color, widescreen, and surround sound, so I put on S.W.A.T. No great shakes as a film, but a kind of guilty pleasure I enjoy revisting from time to time, and it was a nice change of pace from the day's other movies.
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« Reply #164 on: November 04, 2006, 08:33:58 PM »

I have TARZAN'S DESERT ADVENTURE cued up to watch tomorrow afternoon.

I'm scheduled to help my friend with his HDTV installation at 4 p.m. so I should be able to fit that movie in along with another CSI: NY episode or two.
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« Reply #165 on: November 04, 2006, 08:40:01 PM »

Matt H - The Liza episode was repeated tonight at 9 pm EST.  I have problems with the episode as a whole, as i often do when L&O takes a high profile case and tugs at it in a most distortive way, but Liza Minnelli was really very good.  (But then I also enjoyed her in VICTOR/VICTORIA, actually attended her Christmas Spectacular at Town Hall a few years back, and think "The Money Tree" from THE ACT is one of the most riveting numbers I've ever seen on a stage.)  
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« Reply #166 on: November 04, 2006, 08:43:15 PM »

Michael Feinstein, whatever one may think of him, is not a record producer - he can take the credit all he likes, but he simply does not have the ears and it's all about the ears, not to mention other things, like performance.  Liza needs new blood, not some fawning fellow who loves her mother.
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Re:GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
« Reply #167 on: November 04, 2006, 08:43:25 PM »

Matt H - The Liza episode was repeated tonight at 9 pm EST.  I have problems with the episode as a whole, as i often do when L&O takes a high profile case and tugs at it in a most distortive way, but Liza Minnelli was really very good.  (But then I also enjoyed her in VICTOR/VICTORIA, actually attended her Christmas Spectacular at Town Hall a few years back, and think "The Money Tree" from THE ACT is one of the most riveting numbers I've ever seen on a stage.)  

Glad you enjoyed her. I had no idea NBC was repeating it so quickly.

Liza did a benefit here in 1985 or 86 that was basically her LIZA IN LONDON show, and I was totally blown away by her in person. Tremendous energy, charisma, and give-it-her-all kind of performance skills.

I saw her in THE RINK, too, and thought she was wonderful (but it was really Chita's show).
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« Reply #168 on: November 04, 2006, 08:45:41 PM »

Mishearing lyrics runs in my family.  My father heard me playing the album for THE ACT when she sings about "a granite lake and a cotton moon" and he asked is she saying Kakem-oon (a yiddish expression).
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« Reply #169 on: November 04, 2006, 08:47:08 PM »

Off to bed now.

Good night!
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« Reply #170 on: November 04, 2006, 08:55:04 PM »

The Christmas Spectacular (I mean, David Gest presents the Liza Minnelli Christmas Spectacular) was a mixed bag.  But she seemed to be able to deliver a socko performance whenever the songwriters (such as Kander and Ebb and a couple of others I can't remember, but she did introduce them in the audience) for the particular song happened to be there, and that was thrilling.  Rumors of lip synching on certain numbers circulated for a few weeks afterwards, but there was no evidence of it.  
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« Reply #171 on: November 04, 2006, 09:07:11 PM »

I was fascinated with it at the time.  Is this a new movie?

Yes, out right now. But I think it will soon make its way to PBS.
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« Reply #172 on: November 04, 2006, 09:15:37 PM »

Yes, out right now. But I think it will soon make its way to PBS.

I'll have to keep an eye out for it, thanks
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« Reply #173 on: November 04, 2006, 09:16:06 PM »

The girls
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« Reply #174 on: November 04, 2006, 09:22:01 PM »

Don't know if I mentioned it earlier, but I used the Roomba today for the first time. What a cool thing! I have no idea how it decides the pattern it cleans in, but it seems to get everywhere at some point. The girls were as fascinated with it as I was. They followed it a little, then ran, then watched from up on the bed or a dresser.  
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« Reply #175 on: November 04, 2006, 09:36:08 PM »

I have heard of Ball State... NDSU beat the tar out them a month ago

I had a boyfriend who was in school there when I was in high school. I remember my friends being alarmed by his "Ball U" t-shirts!
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« Reply #176 on: November 04, 2006, 09:59:26 PM »

The girls

Your girls look like my boys!
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« Reply #177 on: November 04, 2006, 10:03:16 PM »

Today, I went to the annual WFMU Record Fair. Smiles label.

DR Rodzinski just had my perfect day...WFMU Record Fair, followed by a good documentary.

Atlanta is such a vast cultural wasteland sometimes...
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« Reply #178 on: November 04, 2006, 10:03:53 PM »

Congrats to TCB and his famous forehead!
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« Reply #179 on: November 04, 2006, 10:09:45 PM »

I'm watching the HBO Documentary "Hacking America"  what a sad commentary on voting in America
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