MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES

Discussion of the actors, directors and film-makers who 'made it all happen'
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 3:18 am Can't get used to an electric toothbrush. I'm just an old-fashioned girl, lol. I also use those wood Stim-U-Dents and the rubber-tipped thingies that massage the gums.

I've never seen Paul Meurisse in another movie but if I did I would probably freak out the same way I reacted to Barry Foster after FRENZY. Eeek!

I'm feeling like Dennis Weaver right now. It is four in the morning and I cannot close my eyes. Maybe I'll make myself a large cup of hot cocoa even though it's 90 degrees here in South Florida.
The electric toothbrush really improved my checkups. I tried using a water pic but
they're too messy. Today's helping of TMI.

Yeah, Foster was very creepy in Frenzy. Lovely.....lovely. Yuck.

Poor Dennis finally went to sleep, but never woke up again. I very
rarely have trouble getting to sleep. They always say it helps to
go to bed and wake up around the same time every day, which I
do.
Every man has a right to an umbrella.~Dostoyevsky
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Hibi wrote: June 7th, 2024, 8:00 am

Yeah, I figured as much. (the french version would be easier to obtain). Oh, well. Maybe I can find a used copy somewhere sometime. Yeah, that's how it comes across to me. Vera is ultra feminine; Simone just the opposite. I'm not sure if its a subtle joke by the director or just how it comes across to modern audiences.
Whatever the reason, it sets up a good contrast. Simone is the strong one
and doesn't take any guff from Meurisse and Vera is just about the opposite.
Signoret does most of the heavy lifting (I couldn't resist).

I didn't think of eBay, though that makes sense. The two on Amazon were
hard cover and seem to come from the mid 1950s, not long after the original
came out. One was $1,000 and the other $2,500.
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ALIAS NICK BEAL Sunday. I'm so excited!! I've been hoping TCM would run this little-seen Ray Milland film. Saw it years ago. Milland plays....well, you'll find out!
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Hibi wrote: June 7th, 2024, 7:53 am
Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 6th, 2024, 3:59 pm Ben: "Dan Ford has spent his whole life dedicated to the memory of his famous grandfather John Ford"

Dan: "Well, it was shorter than that"
LOL! I"m kinda sorry I missed this.





Ben likes to think of himself as a crackerjack interviewer.

Bless his heart, lol.
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 12:08 am Maybe it wasn't THE GIRL FROM THE GOLDEN WEST.

Now I am totally confused.

But that isn't unusual for moi.
You are probably right. There is an aria that is heavily anthologized from The Girl of the Golden West. It's Ch'ella mi creda There is nothing else in the opera that is likely to be heard unless one views the entire opera. It was no doubt this one ... hope you don't mind if i throw it at you here. It is very short.

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laffite, THAT'S IT!!! Oh thank you so much my dear friend!!! I couldn't remember the title of that aria.
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Some New York City history:

The Girl of the Golden West originated as a stage play written, directed, and produced by David Belasco, who has a Broadway theater (which he opened) named for him. The play opened on Broadway at the Academy of Music on 14th Street. The Academy of Music also presented opera; in fact, the opening scene of the novel The Age of Innocence as well as the 1993 film takes place there, although Scorsese used the opera house in Philadelphia to represent it, since the Academy had long been pulled down. The Metropolitan Opera was created partly because the Academy of Music was so hard to get into that the nouveau riche New York families (Vanderbilts, Morgans, Rockefellers) inspired the creation of the Met.

Looking at the original Broadway cast of the play, there are no names that I recognize, apart from Lowell Sherman who played Rider of the Pony Express. Sherman was an actor who became a director of silent films and early talkies, including Morning Glory and She Done Him Wrong.

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Blanche Bates in the original play, 1908
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 10:02 pm
Hibi wrote: June 7th, 2024, 7:53 am
Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 6th, 2024, 3:59 pm Ben: "Dan Ford has spent his whole life dedicated to the memory of his famous grandfather John Ford"

Dan: "Well, it was shorter than that"
LOL! I"m kinda sorry I missed this.





Ben likes to think of himself as a crackerjack interviewer.

Bless his heart, lol.
Bronx, that was a genu-ine Southern "bless his heart"!
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Thank you kindly, ma'am!
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I have always thought of how unlikely thing it is to have an Italian opera, especially composed by one as Puccini, to be set as an Anerican Sh itkicker, if you will. I mean, talk about a Spaghetti Western. Sergio would never had thought of this!
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Andree wrote: June 7th, 2024, 3:48 pm
Hibi wrote: June 7th, 2024, 8:00 am

Yeah, I figured as much. (the french version would be easier to obtain). Oh, well. Maybe I can find a used copy somewhere sometime. Yeah, that's how it comes across to me. Vera is ultra feminine; Simone just the opposite. I'm not sure if its a subtle joke by the director or just how it comes across to modern audiences.
Whatever the reason, it sets up a good contrast. Simone is the strong one
and doesn't take any guff from Meurisse and Vera is just about the opposite.
Signoret does most of the heavy lifting (I couldn't resist).

I didn't think of eBay, though that makes sense. The two on Amazon were
hard cover and seem to come from the mid 1950s, not long after the original
came out. One was $1,000 and the other $2,500.
LOL (Lifting).

WOW. That's ridiculous! The ones on ebay were in the 50 buck range. Mine is a used paperback, but who cares? Will serve its purpose.
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Andree wrote: June 7th, 2024, 3:40 pm
Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 3:18 am Can't get used to an electric toothbrush. I'm just an old-fashioned girl, lol. I also use those wood Stim-U-Dents and the rubber-tipped thingies that massage the gums.

I've never seen Paul Meurisse in another movie but if I did I would probably freak out the same way I reacted to Barry Foster after FRENZY. Eeek!

I'm feeling like Dennis Weaver right now. It is four in the morning and I cannot close my eyes. Maybe I'll make myself a large cup of hot cocoa even though it's 90 degrees here in South Florida.
The electric toothbrush really improved my checkups. I tried using a water pic but
they're too messy. Today's helping of TMI.

Yeah, Foster was very creepy in Frenzy. Lovely.....lovely. Yuck.

Poor Dennis finally went to sleep, but never woke up again. I very
rarely have trouble getting to sleep. They always say it helps to
go to bed and wake up around the same time every day, which I
do.
Hasn't improved mine, but I have a bad habit of snacking between meals. (if I even make a meal. I hate cooking).
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 10:02 pm
Hibi wrote: June 7th, 2024, 7:53 am
Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 6th, 2024, 3:59 pm Ben: "Dan Ford has spent his whole life dedicated to the memory of his famous grandfather John Ford"

Dan: "Well, it was shorter than that"
LOL! I"m kinda sorry I missed this.
Ben likes to think of himself as a crackerjack interviewer.

Bless his heart, lol.
We know better! LOL.
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Hibi wrote: June 10th, 2024, 8:14 am

LOL (Lifting).

WOW. That's ridiculous! The ones on ebay were in the 50 buck range. Mine is a used paperback, but who cares? Will serve its purpose.
They were hard covers, apparenyly dating from the mid 1950s, so maybe of interest
to book collectors. Not needed if one just wants to read the novel.

I do much better with the electric toothbrush. It also seems to work for better gum
health too. I have a sweettooth which means a lot of sugar, but so far I've been
lucky. Today's dentation update.

C'mon people. Give the Mankman a break. :D
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Andree wrote: June 10th, 2024, 4:14 pm
Hibi wrote: June 10th, 2024, 8:14 am

LOL (Lifting).

WOW. That's ridiculous! The ones on ebay were in the 50 buck range. Mine is a used paperback, but who cares? Will serve its purpose.
They were hard covers, apparenyly dating from the mid 1950s, so maybe of interest
to book collectors. Not needed if one just wants to read the novel.

I do much better with the electric toothbrush. It also seems to work for better gum
health too. I have a sweettooth which means a lot of sugar, but so far I've been
lucky. Today's dentation update.

C'mon people. Give the Mankman a break. :D
Maybe they were first editions. Rich book collectors!
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