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« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2007, 07:50:20 AM »

And one for Morricone
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« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2007, 07:50:54 AM »

So here we are at Page 3
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« Reply #62 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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« Reply #63 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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« Reply #64 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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« Reply #65 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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« Reply #66 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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« Reply #67 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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« Reply #68 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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« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2007, 07:59:41 AM »

Although for some odd reason I liked the sequel!
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« Reply #70 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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« Reply #71 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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« Reply #72 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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« Reply #73 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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« Reply #74 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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« Reply #75 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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« Reply #76 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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« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2007, 08:16:07 AM »


and now, off to a little work and a few errands..........
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« Reply #78 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.

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« Reply #79 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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« Reply #80 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")

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« Reply #81 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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« Reply #82 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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« Reply #83 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.


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« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2007, 08:20:51 AM »

HANNIBAL gave a new meaning to the words "brain food."
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« Reply #85 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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« Reply #86 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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« Reply #87 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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« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2007, 08:24:10 AM »

Elmore... no words. Much love your way. I'm wit' you.
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« Reply #89 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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