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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2010, 06:23:30 AM »

I watched CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA last night with Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains.

Great G.B. Shaw, but not the greatest film.

I particularly liked the line:

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."
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« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2010, 06:25:31 AM »

Nothing makes me madder than to read something by some youngster that talks about the "old" music in classic Broadway shows. It just shows a lack of understanding of music and the way the music was used then to expand the show's horizons.
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« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2010, 06:26:13 AM »

I watched CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA last night with Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains.

Great G.B. Shaw, but not the greatest film.

I particularly liked the line:

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."


I have that Eclipse set in the review queue, but since it doesn't come out until February 26th, it's on the bottom of my list right now.
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2010, 06:27:40 AM »

Good morning!

Overcast here, and they're predicting more "wintery mix" during the early morning hours tomorrow. So, I'll do my grocery shopping and errands again today instead of waiting until Friday. It seemed very cold this morning, too: bone-chilling cold.
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« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2010, 06:29:43 AM »

My work project today remains THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. Funnt thing I just noticed this morning. The review copy of this sent by Fox did not have a cellophane wrapping. (All of the others I got did.) Wonder if this is going to have some problems? I guess I'll find out this afternoon.
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« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2010, 06:30:36 AM »

Good Morning on this glorious page three!
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2010, 06:31:00 AM »

I read something very surprising this morning:

After tonight's new episodes of BONES and FRINGE, they will be off the air until April. I guess Fox will be expanding IDOL to three nights a week for the early rounds of the real competition, but that's a long hiatus. Something else must also be intervening on some of those Thursdays.
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2010, 06:32:23 AM »

More TV reminders:

New episodes of BURN NOTICE and PROJECT RUNWAY tonight.

Of course, with sweeps starting, all network shows are in "new" mode now.
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« Reply #68 on: February 04, 2010, 06:34:15 AM »

An ACC basketball game is preempting tonight's SUPERNATURAL making me very angry. Yes, the CW affiliate is going to show it in the early hours of the morning, but times often vary due to basketball game overruns, so one is never sure if he's going to actually get the show or not. One has to set the time period directly after on the DVR just to make sure you get all of the show, and even then that doesn't always work.
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #69 on: February 04, 2010, 06:36:17 AM »

DR Jrand,

Could you please give me the name again of the most recent book on SUPERMAN that you mentioned the other day. I bought and am reading SUPERMAN FROM SERIAL TO CEREAL, but I forgot the name of the other book, and a search at Amazon never brings up that particular book.

Thanks.
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #70 on: February 04, 2010, 06:44:35 AM »

I watched CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA last night with Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains.

Great G.B. Shaw, but not the greatest film.

I particularly liked the line:

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."


I have that Eclipse set in the review queue, but since it doesn't come out until February 26th, it's on the bottom of my list right now.

I'm surprised and disappointed that PYGMALION wasn't included in the set.
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« Reply #71 on: February 04, 2010, 06:53:58 AM »

I watched CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA last night with Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains.

Great G.B. Shaw, but not the greatest film.

I particularly liked the line:

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."


I have that Eclipse set in the review queue, but since it doesn't come out until February 26th, it's on the bottom of my list right now.

I'm surprised and disappointed that PYGMALION wasn't included in the set.

I was as well and don't really understand why it wasn't unless they just wanted to keep it a separate catalog item for money purposes.
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2010, 06:55:10 AM »

Well, it's early for me, but I'm going to tidy up some items on the computer desktop and then head down to get started on the rest of the day.

WBBL.
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Re: LOOK I MADE A BOOK WHERE THERE NEVER WAS A BOOK
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2010, 07:00:29 AM »

I read something very surprising this morning:

After tonight's new episodes of BONES and FRINGE, they will be off the air until April. I guess Fox will be expanding IDOL to three nights a week for the early rounds of the real competition, but that's a long hiatus. Something else must also be intervening on some of those Thursdays.

I read about this a few days ago. But it never occured to me that it would be because of IDOL. I'll bet you are right. If they have one day of men performing, one day of women (for example) and then the results. Then having a thursday show would make sense.

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« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2010, 07:01:41 AM »

I wonder if anyone who watches SURVIVOR will be watching tonight's sort of recap show. I think they are talking to past contestants.

I guess i will record it and see if it is interesting. I know i can't wait for next week's premiere. I hope it lives up to its potential.
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« Reply #75 on: February 04, 2010, 07:01:55 AM »

I am happy that there is a new THE MENTALIST tonight.
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« Reply #76 on: February 04, 2010, 07:07:18 AM »

We sign the loan documents this morning.  Oy.
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« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2010, 07:08:37 AM »

re: the FOX schedule.

There is also a new FOX show called PAST LIVES (which i know nothing about). But i think it will be on next Thursday (i think next week on IDOL is hollywood week).
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« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2010, 07:37:38 AM »

Good Morning!

Greetings from CLT!!
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« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2010, 07:39:16 AM »

*And, yes, I still feel I should giggle each time I type or read that airport abbreviation. ::)
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« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2010, 07:41:27 AM »

As for "AI"... It was reported in the NY Times a few weeks ago that "AI" would be on three times a week at various times this season. One of those weeks is supposed to include "Idol Gives Back".
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« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2010, 07:43:23 AM »

And, once again, Thanks for all the Travel Vibes. They seem to be working their magic. Just one more leg to go.

Laters...
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« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2010, 08:23:02 AM »

I have a nice haircut, I've got the internet back up and working at Toyland, and I've picked up the music I need. I think I will head home, write up the notes I need on the score in question, perhaps see what's going on on ONE LIFE TO LIVE - a big traffic pileup ended yesterday's episode - and wait for word from the drummer.

I need some help with a lyric from "Evaline McCook."  There are several words I cannot decipher in Herbert's handwriting of MacDonough's lyric. The point of the song is that Evaline McCook may be a country girl but she's savvy enough not to be conned by city slickers; she "knows her book."
    Oh! She was a country girl
    Her _____  ____  __  full of hay,
    But when she had to cross the street, she alwaus knew the way!
    Oh! She was a country girl
    But well did she know her book
    If in search of a jay, you had best stay away from sweet Evaline McCook!

The missing words look, to me, like "Her smith was en full of hay" I usually have no problem deciphering Herbert's handwriting but this one's stumped me!
 
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« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2010, 08:26:03 AM »

While I was unplugging the router on the Toyland computer, I caught my hand under the photocopier and tore a chunk of flesh. I put Neosporin and a bandaid on the wound but it's still bleeding. I think I'll head home and see what can be done to stop it. I doubt I will bleed to death on the subway.
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« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2010, 08:54:54 AM »

Cash for the merchandise, Cash for the button hooks....

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« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2010, 08:55:45 AM »

Some are uncomfortable with genuine emotion and searing passion.  I pity the fool.

Also, in the 55 years since Fanny, there's been a whole lot of unplanned pregnancies in stories that have been seen.  Fanny was shocking in its time, and had to handle certain bits with delicacy.  The eroticism, for instance, is all in that lush music, full of whole tone scales, rising lines and counterpoint.

Run, do not walk, to City Center to catch Marc Bruni's staging of Fanny.  (May I note he won an award for staging my Such Good Friends a couple of years ago?)  I was in tears from the young man's first underscored speech about the sea until the Act 2 circus.  And then the ending, of course.  I've attended all but one Encores since 1998 and this was the best of them all.

Here's today's rant: on All That Chat, two posts of this ilk about last night's dress of FANNY: The City Center Sleeps 2400, from my count. This is the 50th Encores production, and in my opinion - one of the biggest snoozes and head scratcher's I've ever seen. The simplest, most earnest book - the dullest, old fashioned score and some of the most uncomfortable acting I've seen onstage in decades. This is one a misfire, to say the least. Ouch.

What a moron! He's seeing a show put up in a week, with actors dealing with costumes, being onstage, working with an orchestra and doing a lot of staging with book in hand, and he/she's complaining about "uncomfortable" acting? I thought this was one of the stronger dress rehearsals for an Encores! production and this old-fashioned criticism, which helped kill Finian's Rainbow really irks me: what does this fool think Encores! mission is? Complete ass. Doesn't he realize the crap he thinks is so magnificent will be old-fashioned in another 50 years? Some of these ATC nay-sayers are total fools.
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« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2010, 09:21:29 AM »

Just finished watching the 3rd (of 3) movies in Criterion's G.B. SHAW COLLECTION, ANDROCLES AND THE LION.

Actually, I found it to be the most entertaining of the the 3, probably because it's more of a movie and less of s stage play.

The other 2 films, MAJOR BARBARA and CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, were okay, but a bit ponderous. 
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« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2010, 09:24:53 AM »

I have never seen THE MUSIC MAN.
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« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2010, 09:26:39 AM »

Vibes for Chris!!
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« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2010, 09:30:27 AM »

I'm signing off for a while to do some errands for my Mom and join all the other chicken-littles (chickens-little?) at the grocery.  Our area is due for a "substantial" snowfall tomorrow into Saturday.

Bye for now!
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