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  1. Looks like the kitty stayed for the concert! Feral street cats are ubiquitous in Istanbul. There's even a documentary about them. I watched this on a flight to Europe several years back. It's quite well done.
  2. Most film adaptations of stage musicals fall a little flat when compared to the original. I don't know of any musical that's made the stage to screen transition without some alteration (cut songs/scenes, added songs/scenes). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
  3. I wasn't allowed to watch the news as a child, due to the Vietnam coverage. They allowed me to read the newspaper, but there were few photos of war coverage then in our local papers - mostly in the abstract, as in maps, tables and charts, whereas the TV coverage was more explicitly violent. Not everyone had a carefree childhood though. I'd argue that this is a relatively recent phenomenon, where a majority of children (at least in the US and other wealthy countries) enjoyed a carefree childhood. Before the post-WWII era, children grew up a lot quicker: whether it was working on the fa
  4. No. And very few people are as eloquent as Tennessee Williams' characters. I don't know about you, but I rarely find use for the word mendacity in conversation, or can describe a scene of cannibalism in Spain, metaphorical or not, with Catherine's vivid spontaneity in Suddenly Last Summer. Dialogue in many plays can be somewhat unnatural and artificial, because the playwright has multiple objectives to achieve in writing.
  5. That's his 3rd (and last) wife, Francesca De Scaffa, and they were at Ciro's. There are copies of this photo that supposedly quote the original caption that stated Cabot and De Scaffa had just divorced the prior week in 1951, but other sources state they got divorced in 1957.
  6. That's part of MeTV's overnight detective/cop show schedule (mostly 70s CBS shows): Mannix, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Highway Patrol, and Dragnet.
  7. Seemed to work for Robert Wise... I'm not defending Spielberg's version - haven't seen it yet.
  8. Actually, I've heard him interviewed on Sirius XM's Broadway channel, and he said that he's loved the story since his parents brought home the original cast album from the Broadway show. Basically, he doesn't believe the show (whether on stage or film) should ossify, as many works do. Here's a video of the start of the interview (you don't need a Facebook account to watch): https://www.facebook.com/ILoveOnBroadway/videos/steven-spielberg-rachel-zegler-love-sxm-on-broadway/1829789874077020/
  9. It's the scene where Rhett Butler carries Scarlett upstairs. The episode in the novel is said to have been inspired by real-life events in Margaret Mitchell's marriage: https://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/1997spring/sp97_GAGE.php
  10. Yes. When it started in the late 40s and early 50s, it was called Community Antenna Television (CATV), which is why cable used that acronym for many years. My parents were subscribers as soon as they bought their first TV in 1955. The town we lived in was 100 miles from major cities, and though we had two local stations, in order to get all 3 broadcast networks available back then (plus NET - later PBS), you had to get cable. With cable, we got 3 CBS stations, 3 NBC stations, 2 ABC stations and 2 NET/PBS stations, plus a couple of independent stations. It wasn't until TV distribution via
  11. Sounds like something that might have been played while we see this on the screen:
  12. And a lot of people believe the Lincoln-Douglas (one s) debates were debates for the Presidency instead of a Senate race (and US Senators in the 1800s weren't elected directly - they were elected by their state legislature)
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