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Re: THE SHIPPING NEWS AND OTHER TORRID TALES
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2010, 07:12:46 AM »

TOD:

I'm expecting a box of 5 DVDs from Warner Archive, but I'm beginning to think it has been lost in the system.

In the meantime, I have LAW & ORDER, Season 8.
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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2010, 07:12:49 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And Marie Osmond is now singing Opera.
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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2010, 07:13:49 AM »

Congrats to DR Vixmom and family, and welcome to new baby Ava.
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« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2010, 07:15:24 AM »

DR Jose, thanks for posting that poor excuse from those idiots in the midwest for embarrassing themselves publicly at Elizabeth Edwards' funeral. I could be big and say I hope they get theirs in the next world but I'm petty and mean and I hope the asses die painfully and soon. People that stupid should be terminated before they can breed.


Ugh!  I just read what they said.  How do people become so despicable?
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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2010, 07:16:47 AM »

Sorry about the news from MU Libraries, DR Elmore.  The public sector is really a mess here in Ohio.
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2010, 07:25:13 AM »

And the word of the day is: PARALIPSIS!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  FLY ME TO THE MOON

("In Other Words Hold My Hand,In Other Words, Baby,Kiss Me")
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« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2010, 07:27:38 AM »

DR FJL - I'm not sure what I meant last night. I think my mind was still processing Marie Osmond's "Broadway Medley" which opened with "Some People" and closed with "Don't Rain On My Parade". ;)

Seriously...

I know that shows take time to develop. And I'm also fully aware that until that material is tried out in front of an audience, one never knows just how well it work or not work.  I guess what I was trying to say is that since the production team of Spider-Man has been sort of "open" about just how much money they've spent so far on the show - about how much they spent even before rehearsals started - that can't help but make a good chunk of potential audience members out there think that it is "done".  -And since the show is attracting people who may not normally attend Broadway shows - fans of U2 and comic books - they could be walking into the theater thinking it was like a movie.  A finished product. And then when you add the whole "wireless-ed" element - Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. - well, word gets around for better or worse.
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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2010, 07:28:35 AM »

MBARNUM

You Can Fool Some People Some Of The Time

But I Know It's Your Birthday Today

Hurray For Bollywood

And Have A Smashing Birthday
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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2010, 07:28:51 AM »

I think that's what I meant to say.
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« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2010, 07:29:05 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR MBARNUM!!!!!
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« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2010, 07:29:14 AM »

And I know I meant to say that! :)
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« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2010, 07:30:18 AM »

And now I need to rush out of here to meet up with a friend for a late breakfast, early lunch.

Laters...
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« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2010, 07:31:12 AM »



... the whole "wireless-ed" element - Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. - well, word gets around for better or worse.


Tumblr? There's a new thing out there?
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« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2010, 07:37:57 AM »

DR FJL - I'm not sure what I meant last night. I think my mind was still processing Marie Osmond's "Broadway Medley" which opened with "Some People" and closed with "Don't Rain On My Parade". ;)

Seriously...

I know that shows take time to develop. And I'm also fully aware that until that material is tried out in front of an audience, one never knows just how well it work or not work.  I guess what I was trying to say is that since the production team of Spider-Man has been sort of "open" about just how much money they've spent so far on the show - about how much they spent even before rehearsals started - that can't help but make a good chunk of potential audience members out there think that it is "done".  -And since the show is attracting people who may not normally attend Broadway shows - fans of U2 and comic books - they could be walking into the theater thinking it was like a movie.  A finished product. And then when you add the whole "wireless-ed" element - Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. - well, word gets around for better or worse.

For an investment of $65million, it seems to me a lot of people are looking for a huge tax write-off or unrealistically hoping to see a return on their investment. If this show tours, like CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANG, the effects will be simplified, as DR Laura can attest to the flying car on tour, but it's got to be a hit to get the run to validate the tour.

I've seen lots of high-bidget movies where I've thought, another million and they could have fixed the screenplay. I have no urge to see SPIDERMAN, but I heasr the book is poor and the score is worse. Perhaps Ms Taymor is only capable of working her magic on an aready established libretto wherein the parameters are already set, like Gozzi's THE GREEN BIRD, Disney's THE LION KING, TITUS ANDRONICUS, etc. She wouldn't be the first director on Broadway who couldn't develop a piece even if she had the instructions in her hand.
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« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2010, 07:46:22 AM »

DR JRand60, I see that James Franco has bought the rights to the new Sal Mineo biography.
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« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2010, 07:48:43 AM »

Signing off for a while to try combining the Leslie Sansone walking DVD with my basement walking course - film at 11!
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« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2010, 08:05:29 AM »

Thanks BK, JRand, TD, Kerry, Jennifer, Ginny, Elmore (I know you love me!), Julie, Druxy, Matthew (Cake! Yum!), ArnoldBrockman (maybe FJL can create a rendition of Hurray for Bollywood!), and JoseP!

What wonderful birthday messages to wake up to this morning!!!
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« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2010, 08:11:19 AM »

TOD:

DVD:
NO TIME TO BE YOUNG (1957). Seems a fitting movie to watch on my birthday.

DVR:
CALAMITY JANE (I have DVR'd this several times over the last few years but never get around to watching it. Maybe this time.)

CD:
THE PIED PIPERS: Whatcha Know Joe? The Best of the Dorsey Years.
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« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2010, 08:30:52 AM »

Happy Birthday to Barnum!
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« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2010, 08:59:53 AM »

BEN

GOOD MORNING

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« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2010, 09:11:28 AM »

Thanks Ben!! I am having a happy birthday so far!!!
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« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2010, 09:12:53 AM »

A BIG HAINESHISWAY.COM BIRTHDAY CHEER TO OUR VERY OWN BOLLYWOOD BOY, MBARNUM!!!
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« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2010, 09:20:33 AM »

DR JRand60, I see that James Franco has bought the rights to the new Sal Mineo biography.

So it seems.  I wonder who will play Bobby Sherman?

I also have never mentioned it is reported later in the book that when Sal was not bringing in the big money anymore....of all those he helped on the way up - Mr Sherman is the only one who paid back any significant amount of money.
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« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2010, 09:21:36 AM »

Signing off for a while to try combining the Leslie Sansone walking DVD with my basement walking course - film at 11!

You will need to be in tip top shape if you are going to the grocery today for sure.  Although now they say for us in Indiana no snow until late on Saturday night.....early Sunday morning.
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« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2010, 09:22:13 AM »

DR TCB - PM your snail mail address if you want a copy of said DVD of great theatrical importance and quality.
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« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2010, 09:22:27 AM »

Back to work.
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« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2010, 09:22:59 AM »

DR SAM - how areyou enjoying PEYTON PLACE.  I wish Part Three would come out already....it's been more than a YEAR!
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« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2010, 09:24:25 AM »

Signing off for a while to try combining the Leslie Sansone walking DVD with my basement walking course - film at 11!

You will need to be in tip top shape if you are going to the grocery today for sure.  Although now they say for us in Indiana no snow until late on Saturday night.....early Sunday morning.

Oh, great, just in time for our drive to Lima and back...
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« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2010, 09:25:04 AM »

I certainly enjoy reading the Spiderman posts, yea and nay (or nea).  One must say, however, that the majority of shows that used to play the great Rialto did not develop for ten years or five years.  Some did, of course, but most were written and up in front of an audience within a year.  I think it was better like that - less time to become delusional about the material, and, of course, no workshops, no readings, no inviting friends who clap you on the back and tell you not to change a thing.  No asking for notes from friends and then ignoring them.  It's just a different world now. 
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« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2010, 09:25:25 AM »

I'm up and must be at Jerry's Deli in exactly eighteen minutes.
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