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  1. Daria

    "It's Always Fair Weather"

    sluefoot, Thanks for the info. on your blog. I will check it out. What is your favorite number from the movie?
  2. MST3K is a guilty pleasure of mine too. It's a great commentary on pop culture.
  3. Daria

    It's Always Fair Weather

    Glad you liked it. What was your favorite number?
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    It's Always Fair Weather

    Coming up on Sunday Feb. 12 at 8:30 AM (ET). Great movie with superb musical numbers. Stars Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray, Dan Daily and Michael Kidd. If you haven't seen it, don't miss out.
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    Debra Paget...Forgotten.

    I find that she is not easy to forget.......http://i44.tinypic.com/34nqpa0.jpg Edited by: Daria on Dec 7, 2011 2:24 PM
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    There's No Business Like Show Business

    I would have loved to see Dolores perform on screen versions of "Heat Wave" and "After You Get What You Want". I bet they could have been fabulous but quite different than MM's. A Dolores Gray interpretation of "After You Get....." probably very powerful.
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    war movie about B25 as gun ships

    I don't recall any movie about B-25 gunships but I'll help you look. It sounds like it's very interesting. Yes. Some of the heavily armed B-25's had as many as twelve 50 caliber machine guns facing forward. That dosen't include the turret, waist, and tail guns. Some even mounted a 75mm cannon in the nose as an anti-shipping weapon.
  8. That's an interesting analogy but yeah. The statement could apply if one would generally regard popular tunes as drivel. Some friends of mine like classical and/or jazz and I feel they're missing out. "Like a Virgin" and "Jumping Jack Flash" are both in 4/4, have a similar tempo, and a strong afterbeat to balance the rhythm. So they're kind of fun. If I had to choose, it would be the Stones tune because of it's gritty edge. Edited by: Daria on Nov 29, 2011 6:13 PM Edited by: Daria on Nov 29, 2011 6:14 PM
  9. I haven't seen both movies but I would wager that the music and costuming was probably standard fare if the depiction is a scene in Latin America. i.e. the"Heat Wave" number. I have seen numerous movie musical performances from Mexican and Cuban cinema and there is usually little to distinguish one number from the other. It's kind of like popular music. To some people's ears its all the same. My two cents.
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    Name your top five favorite war films

    Here goes.... Battle of Britain Tora. Tora. Tora. Patton Blackhawk Down Apocalypse Now Platoon A Bridge Too Far The Longest Day That's eight........oh well.
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    Favorite YouTube tribute videos

    My favorite Dolores Gray performance. She uses glamour as a fine edged weapon. Here is a great Dolores Gray tribute. Such a lovely voice and nice images. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqP2stN5N2g&feature=fvst
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    How to insert an image?

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    How to insert an image?

    Here's a test......
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    "It's Always Fair Weather"

    NZ. Thanks for your comments. I agree that the title does little for me as well. Maybe the weather is "fair" for the three friends but fair is only the best that they will get. I think the negative tone was quite unique for a Hollywood musical. It was able to predict the coercive nature of television media that is so prevalent these days. All the musical numbers are great and exuberant. Perhaps this is so in order to balance the somber narrative. The rollerskating number and "Baby You Knock Me Out" are amazing. The "garbage can lid dance" seems to be very current and is reminiscent of "Stomp". Dolores Gray's "Thanks A Lot But No Thanks" was counter-culture and corrupt for the time and is probably somewhat subversive even today. Funny? Yes........but not very fluffy. Even though the movie has weaknessess, I think it's a pretty good piece of work and way ahead of it's time.
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    " It's Always fair Weather"

    I understand that you would be turned off by Dolores Gray in this movie. Like in the "Opposite Sex" her acting may be considered over the top. In "Kismet" and "Designing Women" I think she was spot on. There can be no doubt about her voice and dancing. Some consider her very pretty and others; not so much. She does have dedicated fans though. I agree with you that the musical numbers compliment the story line. It certainly seems to help the narrative.

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