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  1. @welshie55: It has definitely gotten off the ground. You may want to send an email to Ellen at tcmisfitsbacklot@gmail.com to participate and learn about group events.
  2. I went to see "Only Angels..." on Friday night -- a great way to beat the heat. And it was even better on the big screen. While Rita Hayworth is only on the screen for three scenes and a few minutes, she was showcased and you can tell this was a breakout role for her. What a cast, too! Thomas Mitchell was incredible in this film, as is Jean Arthur. And Noah Beery Jr (Rocky from the Rockford Files!) has a nice bit in the first few minutes of the film. What do you all think?
  3. Do you agree that the clip exhibits a brighter perspective of life than might be realistic? Why or why not? Absolutely for both the time when Ziegfeld met Anna Held (at the turn of the century/early 1900s) and also for the depths of the Great Depression when this came out in 1936! Due to: - The light touch in the competitiveness, regard for five pounds, the incredible display of wooing with the incredible flowers... the way she was dressed like a dream... even to the point where this takes place in London (which was one of the capitols of Europe -- the height of good taste, high living,
  4. I think the way things are expressed in musicals -- from melody and rhythm to orchestration, to set design and costuming, through to the very performances and the way this communicates and connects -- are why the genre is so special. The best are timeless, regardless of the era when the story takes place... and the memory lingers on, with visual images stuck in your mind as well. Growing up, I was taken to a reissuing of "Singin' in the Rain" in the mid-1970s -- incredible. Then, the modernized version of "Good News" -- Comden and Green's first film - was also full of color, high ene
  5. When I was a kid, my mom took me to see "Kiss Me, Kate!" in 3-D. The joy and energy from just viewing what came through the screen -- the rhythms, the wit, the colors, everything -- made a big impression.
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