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About kimalah

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  • Birthday January 21

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    Philadelphia PA area
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    movies (of course), music, television fandoms, movie fandoms, sci-fi and fantasy, writing, reading
  1. The John Hughes Movies (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, etc) Good Morning, Vietnam Platoon Garden State Barry Lyndon Do the Right Thing
  2. The first time I saw The Sound of Music was when it was re-released in the 70s. I was quite young, maybe 5 or 6 years old. It was shown in an old movie theater with huge chandeliers and curved staircases leading to the balcony. There were programs and an overture, just like the road show event it was when originally released. However, when the intermission started after Maria left the night of the ball, I started crying uncontrollably. I thought the movie was over. Talk about relief when my aunt told me there was a second part! I could enjoy my Junior Mints in peace.
  3. I am yet another whose first movie with Judy Garland was The Wizard of Oz. I was enchanted with the movie, but especially with Judy. I started wearing my hair in braids and sang Over the Rainbow so much that it made my mother nuts. As I grew older, I lost touch with my enthrallment with the movie and with Garland. For the daily dose clips, I found I liked her much more with Kelly than with Astaire. While of course Astaire is one of the best musical performers ever, he seemed to me flatter and less comical in his performance compared to hers. He was more graceful and moved like silk as he always does, but it didn't match the song and routine. She was more earthy and comical, with bigger facial expressions and broader movements. She and Kelly were much more alike in their styles. They seemed easier and more natural together. I believed in their moments. In all honesty, Gene Kelly is one of my top three actors/performers of all time, so I may have some bias here. I didn't give her as much notice as other musical stars until recently, especially with today's lecture video and daily dose. I enjoyed her films, but I had not watched many of them for a long time. I recently watched A Star Is Born. Being much older than when I last watched it, I appreciate so much more her performance and the pain underlying it. The Man That Got Away is heart wrenching. I also really like Summer Stock (with Kelly again, go figure) and Get Happy. She owned her sexiness and femininity and talent through and through.
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