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Everything posted by kriegerg69

  1. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote}It's also not unusual to affect only certain channels, due to their being on different frequencies. That's what I was really trying to think of in my reply below...the difference in frequencies.
  2. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Rap is just continuous rapping. Hip-hop is rap mixed in with background melody and generally, occasional singing, no? That's basically what Wikipedia explains in the two links I posted below.
  3. > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote}filmlover, the very *title* of these 2 movies tells one that music is the plot device. How I'm doing? Excellent choices, Hammy. Especially AMADEUS...so much of that movie revolves around the music itself and the reactions of the characters to the music, particularly Salieri's obssession with it.
  4. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote} Which brings up something I've never understood: Just what is the difference between "hip-hop" and "rap"? No one has ever given me a satisfactory answer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip-hop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap
  5. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Rap is crap, but some of hip-hop is very complex and well-crafted. ...which surprised me a few years ago when the hip-hop tune "Lose Yourself" from the movie 8 Mile won for Best Original Song. First such style of song to win an Oscar.
  6. I think every era or decade has its music highs and lows, but I simply don't think much (as has been repeated in this thread) of rap or hip-hop. It all sounds like the same garbage to me. On that point...what about movies whose soundtracks aren't even a background score/underscore....but is simply loaded to the point of ad nauseum with nothing but the same repetitive hip-hop/rap junk?
  7. I've seen his "Vincent Price Halloween Special" sketch, which is hysterical. I watched yesterday on Essentials Jr., and thought that Hader was just right in introducing and explaining the movie for the younger viewers.
  8. > {quote:title=hamradio wrote:}{quote}TopBilled wrote: > << Had Francis the talking mule lived just a little bit longer. >> > > > > Sorry, Hammy...the meat would have been too old and tough by then. :^0
  9. A missed opportunity for a self-reference: Boris Karloff wasn't able to recreate his role in the movie of *Arsenic and Old Lace* ...which contains these lines: "Why did you kill him?" "...because he said I looked like Boris Karloff!" ...and: "Get a load of that puss. He looks just like Boris Karloff!" Can you imagine how GREAT those scenes would have been WITH Boris in the movie? :^0
  10. > {quote:title=ugaarte wrote:}{quote} > > scsu1975 wrote . . . > { In Forever Darling, Lucille Ball asks her guardian angel (played by James Mason) why he looks like James Mason . .} > > I Remember that Scene . . . > > And then James Mason turns around and looks into a Mirror and Smilesunder his breath, . . . "So I Look Like James Mason!" . . . while adjusting his tie. A very funny scene ! > Great one...wasn't there some other older film of Lucy's where someone makes a comment that she "looks like Lucille Ball"?
  11. Could one also include how the Paramount logo becomes a similar-looking real mountain at the beginning of the Indiana Jones movies?
  12. What just happened here, with some replies being repeated several times?? ?:| :0
  13. What just happened here with some replies being repeated multiple times?? ?:| :0
  14. > {quote:title=filmlover wrote:}{quote}Songs in musicals are generally a form of emotions breaking out into song, and not really plot points. For example, the song "Singin' in the Rain" is not advancing a plot point. He is just so happy he sings. Not always...certainly not always intended that way. The legendary "Singin' In The Rain" number evolves or flows out of that scene with Gene and Debbie...it's actually a continuation of what was going on just prior to the number. If you think about it, considering an opera as being a musical...ALL the music in an opera is plot device.
  15. > {quote:title=Sepiatone wrote:}{quote} > Last night, while watching *How To Marry a Millionaire* , Lauren Bacall, in arguing her point about finding older men attractive with William Powell, makes mention of..."What about Roosevelt, or Churchill, or that OTHER old guy, you know, WHAT'S his name in "The African Queen"? In another Marilyn Monroe film "The Seven Year Itch", Tom Ewell makes a comment to someone that "the girl upstairs might be Marilyn Monroe". :^0
  16. Bye Bye Birdie is a musical, and as I commented below: > the whole point of musicals is the songs are part of the story and are supposed to help advance the plot along. One could say that the songs in all musicals are plot devices.
  17. Good ones. Also don't forget from the Rains version of Phantom, the song "Lullaby of The Bells". Christine says it's a melody from the village she grew up in, and it becomes part of the Phantom's concerto. The original suggestion in the first script was, I believe, that the Phantom was Christine's father...hence the musical connection and why he also knows that tune.
  18. > {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}"MS' just doesn't resonate the way "Miss" does. Plus, I have to be true to my Mary Astor character (her first of several pseudonyms she uses in *The Maltese Falcon*.)
  19. Even if it only happens on a couple of channels and not all channels, that can still be due to a weaker signal from those channels. A greater signal strength would be less susceptible to interference issues.
  20. I can still give my own comments, can't I? :0
  21. No doubt that older wiring which is not properly shielded can pick up interference. That's an old tech fact going back to the early/older days of cable. I remember old days of cable where someone at home would turn on an electric shaver and it would cause tv cable interference. It does sound as though your home has older cables in the walls.
  22. That definitely sounds like more than just being recurring source music. What the specific meaning of the reuse of that tune is I can't say, but it does appear to be a musical plot device.
  23. For reference...this pretty much defines Source Music. Source music From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Source music refers to music in a drama (e.g., film or video game) that is part of the fictional setting and so, presumably, being heard by the characters. It can be background music (e.g., from a radio or TV) or be produced by characters themselves as part of the plot.[1] The opposite of source music is underscoring, which is music heard by the viewer (or player), intended to comment on or highlight the action, but is not to be understood as part of the "reality" of the ficti
  24. > {quote:title=Sepiatone wrote:}{quote} > OK Master K, how would you categorize "Buffalo Gals" in *It's A Wonderful Life* ? Hmm...I'm actually not as familiar with how that song is used in the film other than the party scene it's heard in. Does Jimmy Stewart sing it in a later scene following the party? My first thought would be that's it's source music by the band in that dance scene.
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