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Re:VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2006, 08:29:15 AM »

My Question of the day:

What DVD have your purchased or recieved this year, blind...a movie or tv show you were totally unfamiliar with...that, after watching it, became one of your favorites.

For me the 500 hands down winner would be "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T"

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« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2006, 08:29:41 AM »

Do you hear that? It's the sound of the telephone not ringing.

Do you mean that the voices of Laura Bush and Bill Clinton won't be on my answering machine when I get home?  They were yesterday!
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Re:VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2006, 08:29:43 AM »

Advice - (which I seldom seek)

We own the THX Digitally Mastered DVD version of the King and I.

Will the just released version look any different?

Is the second disk of extras worth the money?

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I plan on buying the new Carousel and DRUM.

I'm taking a pass on South Pacific- hate loathe those  colored filters.

It depends on how much you care about image quality.  The new DVD is spectacular-looking and derived from the original 55mm negative, which all earlier transfers were not.  The extras are nice, too, but I don't really care about them.  But the image and sound are major improvements.
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« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2006, 08:31:09 AM »

Do you hear that? It's the sound of the telephone not ringing.

No, it was drowned out by the doorbell not chiming :)

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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2006, 08:31:21 AM »

Ginny - the only voice we got on our answering machine was Eliot Spitzer.
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Re:VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2006, 08:34:38 AM »

It depends on how much you care about image quality.  The new DVD is spectacular-looking and derived from the original 55mm negative, which all earlier transfers were not.  The extras are nice, too, but I don't really care about them.  But the image and sound are major improvements.

Thanx.

I generally enjoy the extras and they are often sneaky ways of getting the Grandlads to learn a bit about the process of film-making.

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« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2006, 08:41:33 AM »

Do you mean that the voices of Laura Bush and Bill Clinton won't be on my answering machine when I get home?  They were yesterday!

Really? I had a call from John Edwards  ;)
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Re:VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2006, 08:45:59 AM »

TOO LATE FOR HALLOWEEN:

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TOO EARLY FOR APRIL FOOL'S DAY

Is there a National "Creepy Idea" day?

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Re:VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2006, 09:00:51 AM »

I think that Kritzer Kid lost a roll of film:









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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2006, 09:14:04 AM »

Ah, there was a question I wanted to ask a few days ago, but now I've forgotten it.

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Re:VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2006, 09:14:23 AM »

Really? I had a call from John Edwards  ;)

Really?  Who did he say was trying to get a message to you?

Oh...no....wait.

You said "Edwards".....not "Edward"....John Edwards the politico, not John Edward who talks to the dead.

Never mind.
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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2006, 09:15:13 AM »

I did get a call from Bill Clinton, and later Robert Redford.

I wouldn't tell them how I voted, but I'm certain both of them would have been ecstatic.
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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2006, 09:15:39 AM »

It's a new world I see.....
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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2006, 09:16:41 AM »

Despite all those reassurances that DR MattH has plenty to keep him occupied IF those long-awaited, fretted-over DVDs don't arrive today, I am almost certain he will feel a tad "bereft"....




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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2006, 09:17:53 AM »

Ah, there was a question I wanted to ask a few days ago, but now I've forgotten it.




The answer was....wait....the haze is clearing just enough....GOT IT!

The answer is:  "Usually".
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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2006, 09:24:34 AM »

HHW influence hits the LA TIMES

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"Sister Act" could well be a hit, but let's pray for more personality.
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Hold off on the novenas for "Sister Act: The Musical." The show, which opened Friday at the Pasadena Playhouse, has Broadway blockbuster written all over it. But it's going to need a little divine intervention if it's to become more than just another generically manufactured hit.
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The problem in a nutshell is this: "Sister Act: The Musical" can't figure out if it wants to be slightly louche like "Hairspray" or crowd-pleasing like "Beauty and the Beast." Original instincts keep getting diverted down clichéd pathways: Remedial plot points interrupt the high jinks as though we were a bunch of simpletons, and an energetic R&B score increasingly gives way to schmaltzy tunes that could elicit groans from even the most pickled piano bar regulars.

I mean, really...using louche in a sentence!

Even though the relatively critical tone of the review belies bk's pessimism, he will surely be vindicated when the review gets quoted as:

"Sister Act: The Musical." ... has Broadway blockbuster written all over it.

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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2006, 09:28:39 AM »

Ah, there was a question I wanted to ask a few days ago, but now I've forgotten it.



That happens to me every Wednesday!
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2006, 09:32:35 AM »

Well, then...you're in luck!
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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2006, 09:40:54 AM »

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP HER!



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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2006, 09:52:34 AM »

Who was the letter from DR GINNY?
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« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2006, 09:53:38 AM »

I just bought a Richard Bach book that also features some comments by Leslie Parrish-Bach....it's titled RUNNING FROM SAFETY.

Does MR BK have this book?
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« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2006, 09:54:32 AM »

Wow!  That would be a lot of moving around the cameras...to go from the house to the malt shop and then back to the house and then back to the malt shop!!!

WOW!  Thanks for the info MR BK.
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« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2006, 09:55:41 AM »

I received a package from DR MBARNUM with lots of nice things inside....and I shall be watching them tonight!

Hoot hoot.....

And I have to agree with the notes for today that Mr Hermes Pan's work in DRUM was a weak link.  Did they do that hoe-down on Broadway during CHOP SUEY....I don't think Carol Haney or Gene Kelly would do that.
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« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2006, 10:11:49 AM »

Two good news items:

Donald Rumsfeld has announced he will resign.

The Democrats have taken the Senate seat in Montana  leaving only the Virgnia Senate seat in doubt (with a Democrat leading)...and "control" of the Senate with it.
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« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2006, 10:12:25 AM »

The mail moved fast DR JRand.

And sometimes the male moves fast too...if you are DR Jose! LOL!
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« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2006, 10:13:28 AM »

The mail moved fast DR JRand.

And sometimes the male moves fast too...if you are DR Jose! LOL!

Is that where he got the nickname "QuickDraw S Piano"?
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« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2006, 10:20:32 AM »

The Democrats have taken the Senate seat in Montana  leaving only the Virgnia Senate seat in doubt (with a Democrat leading)...and "control" of the Senate with it.

It'll be a while. VA will be getting a recount, and the law says a recount can't start until after election certification , which is late (28/29) November! This leaves three or more weeks for the GOP legal-minions to mount challenges in other states.

The Fat Lady has not even entered the theatre!

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« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2006, 10:23:15 AM »

Two good news items:

Donald Rumsfeld has announced he will resign.


The deed is done!

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Rumsfeld ResignsEmbattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday to be replaced by Robert Gates, former director of the CIA, a day after Republicans lost control of the House

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« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2006, 10:23:19 AM »

The way the sets are built for three cameras, it's constant side-to-side movement for the cameras, with walls swinging to open the new set.  It's very clever, actually.

Have been doing CD-related stuff all morning and must now go pick up the CDs to get to Alice and Emily.
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« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2006, 10:26:38 AM »

The way the sets are built for three cameras, it's constant side-to-side movement for the cameras, with walls swinging to open the new set.  It's very clever, actually.

How interesting.  Living in Indiana...well not many TV shows are filmed here...if any!  8)
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