MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES

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Hibi wrote: June 10th, 2024, 4:42 pm
Maybe they were first editions. Rich book collectors!
Could be. The dating would likely be of an early English translation.
Maybe one of those books more valuable for its rarity than it contents.
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Andree wrote: June 10th, 2024, 9:49 pm
Hibi wrote: June 10th, 2024, 4:42 pm
Maybe they were first editions. Rich book collectors!
Could be. The dating would likely be of an early English translation.
Maybe one of those books more valuable for its rarity than it contents.
I had a scare last night. Saw a Paula promo! I thought her show was coming back, but it was for something else. Too soon!
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 10:36 pm laffite, THAT'S IT!!! Oh thank you so much my dear friend!!! I couldn't remember the title of that aria.
One of the rare operas that has a happy ending! (Girl of the Golden West). I hadn't heard it in years, but Live at the Met on PBS radio broadcast it a few wks ago (but NOT Live! Was recorded several years back) Disappointing series this year. Half of the stuff wasn't live and they've cut back the season over the years. Doesn't even start till December and the Met starts way before that.
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Hibi wrote: June 11th, 2024, 9:10 am
Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 7th, 2024, 10:36 pm laffite, THAT'S IT!!! Oh thank you so much my dear friend!!! I couldn't remember the title of that aria.
One of the rare operas that has a happy ending! (Girl of the Golden West). I hadn't heard it in years, but Live at the Met on PBS radio broadcast it a few wks ago (but NOT Live! Was recorded several years back) Disappointing series this year. Half of the stuff wasn't live and they've cut back the season over the years. Doesn't even start till December and the Met starts way before that.
I live about five minutes walk from the Met and hoped to get to a performance or two this season, but didn't get around to it. I really wanted to see the Orfeo and almost went to the matinee on Saturday, but didn't. However, it was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, which is free via the Internet.
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Hibi wrote: June 11th, 2024, 9:04 am
I had as scare last night. Saw a Paula promo! I thought her show was coming back, but it was for something else. Too soon!
Paula Zahn, the Undead. I haven't thought very much about her lately.
Out of sight, out of mind. I don't watch Who the Bleep Did I Marry that
often, but last night there was nothing else on, so I did. It's the one about
the young girl who marries a guy forty years older than herself. Turns out
he's a hit man. Yikes.
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Andree wrote: June 11th, 2024, 3:52 pm
Hibi wrote: June 11th, 2024, 9:04 am
I had as scare last night. Saw a Paula promo! I thought her show was coming back, but it was for something else. Too soon!
Paula Zahn, the Undead. I haven't thought very much about her lately.
Out of sight, out of mind. I don't watch Who the Bleep Did I Marry that
often, but last night there was nothing else on, so I did. It's the one about
the young girl who marries a guy forty years older than herself. Turns out
he's a hit man. Yikes.
This season they've had some really weird Who the Bleep episodes. The one last week was odd as well. (The Australian woman who kept standing by her man) This week's was one of the weirdest I've seen!
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FOREVER AMBER coming up this evening! David Raksin's score is exquisite. George Sanders steals every scene. We've talked about this before but I do think Linda Darnell is fine as Amber. She's actually one of my favorite actresses.

Speaking of favorites.

Favorite Sidney Lumet film: DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Favorite Al Pacino performance: DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Favorite American film: DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Favorite Romance: KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOR
Favorite Director: Billy Wilder

What are some of yours?
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 11th, 2024, 7:07 pm FOREVER AMBER coming up this evening! David Raksin's score is exquisite. George Sanders steals every scene. We've talked about this before but I do think Linda Darnell is fine as Amber. She's actually one of my favorite actresses.

Speaking of favorites.

Favorite Sidney Lumet film: DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Favorite Al Pacino performance: DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Favorite American film: DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Favorite Romance: KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOR
Favorite Director: Billy Wilder

What are some of yours?
To answer your questions in order....

Network (really liked Running on Empty too)
The Godfather
Modern Times (1936)
Random Harvest
Ernst Lubitsch (Billy Wilder would be second, held back only by Buddy Buddy from 1981 which didn't work)
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Thanks, CI!

The Wilders I haven't seen are BUDDY BUDDY, FEDORA and THE FRONT PAGE. Not crazy about KISS ME STUPID. I like AVANTI (Clive Revill steals it, Juliet Mills is quirky-charming, wonderful Italian supporting cast, but I think Lemmon's too grouchy, lol)
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As long as we're on about Sidney Lumet, my favorite Sidney Lumet film is The Group (1966).
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Swithin, who do you think gives the best female performance in THE GROUP?
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"It's beans, Noreen, beans!"

Poor Kay.
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Favorite Hitchcock: Ties between REBECCA, REAR WINDOW and PSYCHO
Favorite John Ford: DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK
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Bronxgirl48 wrote: June 11th, 2024, 8:00 pm Swithin, who do you think gives the best female performance in THE GROUP?
That is a very hard question. But first to your choice, Dog Day Afternoon, a fine movie. I assume you know that Frank Pierson, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for the film, is depicted as a boy in the 1945 movie Roughly Speaking. Roughly Speaking was based on Louise Randall Pierson's biography of the same name. She also wrote the screenplay. She was the mother of Frank Pierson.

Now to your question:

I love them all, brilliant actresses early in their careers. I guess particular favorites were Shirley Knight and Kathleen Widdoes. But having just typed that, I think Elizabeth Hartman, Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Mary-Robin Redd, Jessica Walter, and Joanna Pettet were also great.
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I hadn't known that about Frank Pierson until several years ago -- who'da thunk it?

My particular favorite in THE GROUP is Jessica Walters as cheapskate Libby. (Larry Hagman is so bad he's hilarious)
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