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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2007, 06:14:52 AM »

Here is a link to the list:

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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2007, 06:14:52 AM »

No Best Actor nom for BORAT?
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2007, 06:15:40 AM »

No Best picture or Best Director or Best Screenplay for DREAMGIRLS?
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2007, 06:15:47 AM »

Wow--big Oscar snub there!
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2007, 06:16:32 AM »

Good news AND bad news in Hollywood this morning, I guess.

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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2007, 06:16:57 AM »

BORAT got a screenplay nom, though.
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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 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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« Reply #38 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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« Reply #39 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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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2007, 06:28:01 AM »

I think THE LION KING got three noms for best song.
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« Reply #41 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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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2007, 06:41:24 AM »

As for the Oscar noms...

-There was no way Beyonc 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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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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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« Reply #45 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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« Reply #46 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.

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« Reply #47 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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« Reply #48 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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« Reply #49 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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« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2007, 07:17:30 AM »

OK - Time to move the car back....
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« Reply #51 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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« Reply #52 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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« Reply #53 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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« Reply #54 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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« Reply #55 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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« Reply #56 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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« Reply #57 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

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« Reply #58 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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« Reply #59 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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