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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2010, 06:18:35 AM »

And still more surgery vibes for DerBrucer.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2010, 06:22:40 AM »

TOD:

I've never been much of a fan of either Tony Curtis or Dean Martin.

However, with regard to Curtis, I do like SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and SOME LIKE IT HOT, and the sequence in THE GREAT IMPOSTER where he over medicates Edmond O'Brien is a classic.

Re: Martin, I really like THE YOUNG LIONS.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2010, 06:31:34 AM »

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Tony Curtis--

SOME LIKE IT HOT
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
THE DEFIANT ONES
THE BOSTON STRANGLER
THE SCARLETT O'HARA WARS

Dean Martin--

SOME CAME RUNNING
THE YOUNG LIONS
RIO BRAVO
FOUR FOR TEXAS
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2010, 06:36:55 AM »

About a year ago, I recorded and tried to watch Curtis and Martin in WHO WAS THAT LADY? but I couldn't get past the first ten minutes and gave up on it.  I've since been told that it gets much better so I've been looking for another TCM showing.
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2010, 06:42:34 AM »

About a year ago, I recorded and tried to watch Curtis and Martin in WHO WAS THAT LADY? but I couldn't get past the first ten minutes and gave up on it.  I've since been told that it gets much better so I've been looking for another TCM showing.

I recall seeing Sterling Holloway star in a stage production of WHO WAS THAT LADY? at Seattle's Cirque Playhouse back in the late 1950s. 

That production was much funnier than the movie, probably because Sterling never stuck to the script.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2010, 06:54:50 AM »

Good morning!

It's going to be a gorgeous day here with temps inching into the 60s. I'm loving this weather.  My heating bill is also loving it.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2010, 06:56:56 AM »

TOD:

Tony Curtis:

SOME LIKE IT HOT
THE GREAT RACE
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
THE BOSTON STRANGLER
THE SQUARE JUNGLE
CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2010, 06:58:56 AM »

Dean Martin:

SOME CAME RUNNING
ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS

I wish I could add BELLS ARE RINGING. He's absolutely perfectly cast, and his voice is just wonderful in the singing. But in the actual film, he's BARELY trying at all. In the "I Met a Girl" number, he doesn't even bother to open his mouth to lip-synch during the playback. (He actually appears to be drunk while fighting his way through those crowds.)

I know there are a lot of Jerry Lewis fans on the site, but Martin is the only reason I can make it through the Martin & Lewis comedies now. I just find Jerry so oppressively "on" all the time, and I lose patience with his characters within ten minutes of his first appearance in those movies.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2010, 07:02:38 AM »

Today I'm starting of the Roberto Rossellini WAR TRILOGY from Criterion, and the first one up is the most famous: ROME OPEN CITY which I haven't seen in over 30 years. I remember very little about it, so I'm looking forward to seeing it again. The three films are on separate discs and are all loaded with bonus features, so I'll be doing one disc a day to work my way through everything.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2010, 07:04:00 AM »

TV Note:

WHITE COLLAR returns tonight with new episodes at 10 p.m. on USA. This is not a one-time move to Tuesdays but appears to be permanent (at least for the rest of its first season). Of course, if the ratings tank, I guess USA may move it back to Friday, but we will have to wait and see about that.


Note to DR JRand:

SOUTHLAND airs its second episode tonight on TNT at 10.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2010, 07:05:20 AM »

Most of the rest of the evening's programming is reruns apart from reality shows like IDOL and THE BIGGEST LOSER.

ABC also has new episodes of SCRUBS and BETTER OFF TED at 9 and 9:30.

Those who might want to try out Fox's new HUMAN TARGET show with Mark Valley will find the pilot being repeated tonight at 9 on Fox. A new episode airs tomorrow night in its regular spot at 9 on Fox.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2010, 07:18:39 AM »

I noticed that Steven Suskin's SHOW TUNES has a new edition coming out next month. I've never owned any of the other editions of the book. Is it worth getting? On the surface it sounds like an indispensible book for lovers of musicals, but until the write-up at Playbill, I had never heard about it.

So, opinions anyone? I'm sure some of you must have one of the previous editions.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2010, 07:27:43 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I need to head out of the apartment in a few minutes, but before I do...
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2010, 07:30:13 AM »

~~~~~CONTINUED SURGERY VIBES TO DR DER BRUCER~~~~~
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2010, 07:32:50 AM »

Absolutely! Sending best surgery wishes to DR derBrucer.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2010, 07:33:24 AM »

And now I'm going to head downstairs to clean up for my lunch outing today (one day late) with best friend John.

WBBL.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2010, 07:33:31 AM »

Today is the brokers' open house on our current house.  Vibes for a quick and easy sale would be appreciated.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2010, 07:34:01 AM »

I noticed that Steven Suskin's SHOW TUNES has a new edition coming out next month. I've never owned any of the other editions of the book. Is it worth getting? On the surface it sounds like an indispensible book for lovers of musicals, but until the write-up at Playbill, I had never heard about it.

So, opinions anyone? I'm sure some of you must have one of the previous editions.

I like it, though I must admit I don't really turn to it that often.
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« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2010, 07:34:31 AM »

I noticed that Steven Suskin's SHOW TUNES has a new edition coming out next month. I've never owned any of the other editions of the book. Is it worth getting? On the surface it sounds like an indispensible book for lovers of musicals, but until the write-up at Playbill, I had never heard about it.

So, opinions anyone? I'm sure some of you must have one of the previous editions.

DR MattH - I have copies of the two previous editions.  As much as I appreciate the annotated index of shows and show tunes, what I find most valuable are the essays and the brief bio/profiles of the composers.

And since I just played an event for it... If you don't already "collect" them, are you interested in the latest edition of "Theatre World"?  In general, the pictures(!) in "Theatre World" are more than worth the price of the tome.
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« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2010, 07:35:15 AM »

~~~~~QUICK AND EASY SALE-ING VIBES TO DR JMK~~~~~
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« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2010, 07:39:50 AM »

And just in case any DR has any questions...

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-from the NY Times.  *Note the information regarding the distribution of the funds donated via text messages.

And here's a (partial) list of other charities and organizations that are contributing to the cause:

Haiti Disaster Relief: How to Contribute
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2010, 07:41:13 AM »

OK... Time for me to run an errand...

Laters...
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2010, 08:18:35 AM »

Tony Curtis:

Black Shield of Falworth
The Vikings
Some Like It Hot
The Rat Race
Spartacus
Taras Bulba
Sweet Smell of Success

Dean Martin:

Rio Bravo
Career
Some Came Running
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2010, 08:40:40 AM »

Tony Curtis:

Black Shield of Falworth
The Vikings
Some Like It Hot
The Rat Race
Spartacus
Taras Bulba
Sweet Smell of Success

Dean Martin:

Rio Bravo
Career
Some Came Running

I've always liked CAREER.  Love the final line.
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« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2010, 08:47:00 AM »

I don't know that CAREER totally works, but it's eminently watchable and probably resonates with anyone in show business.  Yes, great final line.  Based on a play.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2010, 08:47:29 AM »

Tony Curtis:

Black Shield of Falworth
The Vikings
Some Like It Hot
The Rat Race
Spartacus
Taras Bulba
Sweet Smell of Success

Dean Martin:

Rio Bravo
Career
Some Came Running

Re: THE VIKINGS

Curtis' first scene was cut from the movie after its initial release, and (apparently) that's the only version of the movie that still exists.

I recall seeing the movie first run at the Coliseum Theater in Seattle.  In that screening, there definitely was an initial scene between Curtis and Kirk Douglas that was missing when I saw it later on TV and the scene did not reappear when the movie went to home video.

If you look at the movie as it now stands, the first time that Douglas encounters Curtis, Kirk's opening line is "You again!"

Obviously, something has been cut.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2010, 08:54:10 AM »

And one hour and four posts later...

I'm ba-ack.
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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2010, 08:57:24 AM »

Thanks to Laura, Jrand, Dan and Edi

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Re: WRITTEN ON THE WIND
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2010, 09:06:24 AM »

Edi - Just sent you a private message.  Basically, if your sense is that they're generally OK with parodies, that would be great!!! 
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« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2010, 09:06:26 AM »

Druxy, I have the film; haven't seen it for awhile (I actually have three different posters of this movie on the wall of my TV room...a Polish, Italian, and American).  My recollection is that Tony is a slave who has been secretly training a hawk.  When his hawk snatches prey from Douglas' hawk, Douglas tries to take tony's Hawk.  Tony has the hawk attack and it takes Douglas' eye out.
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