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Happy Birthday to my favorite screen guy, Fred Astaire, born May 10th, 1899!

One of my very favorite dance scenes (apart from the Asian makeup, of course) from the catalog of his films is the "Limehouse Blues" number from ZIEGFIELD FOLLIES, with lovely Lucille Bremer.

Not a very good print; WB has removed all the good ones from YouTube.😞

 

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Not really a favorite, but this scene from John Cassavetes' directorial debut, Shadows (1959), illustrates with some irony my own feelings about his movies. If I understand his approach, he sought to capture on film those ethereal moments that happen in live theater where everything comes together and a certain magic can be sensed. He didn't mind shooting miles of footage then spending days or weeks or months looking for those moments in film. I tend to prefer movies where they knew what they were trying to do before the film rolled. Improv and film just don't seem compatible to me, but Cassavetes' certainly has his admirers. And his moments.

The full movie is available in YT and it is a good looking piece of film, with lots of late 50s NYC locales. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Syntax said:

Robert Mitchum sitting on a stump outside Jillian Gish's house at night singing "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms". Scaaaary. From "Night of the Hunter". 1955

Yes. 

In my version, she's gonna pop his sorry butt, then sit down and sing.

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Shane has a couple of wince-inducing scenes that are necessary to set up the payoff. This is one of them. 

Although, Tory does get in a nice little piece of trash talk before the lights go out.

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On 2/5/2021 at 5:29 PM, LuckyDan said:

Yes. 

In my version, she's gonna pop his sorry butt, then sit down and sing.

Mitchum has a great voice so in my version they sing a duet and when Bob gets really into it and  is distracted,,,,,  she pops him!

 

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From The Red Violin (1998) the story of an instrument created in 1681 and its passage through time in the hands of various owners across the world up to the present day.  This sequence features as Kaspar Weiss the violinist Christoph Koncz, then age 9, who is today principal violinist of the Vienna Philharmonic.

 

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Gosh O Mighty this is good. Make sure your volume is set properly for maximum effect. Not a spoiler but if you don't know this one, watch it tonight. This is very much a night movie somehow. With a crackling fire if you can manage one. At least that's how I first saw it.

 

 

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From All that Jazz, Ann Reinking and Erzsebét Földi dance to the Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager song,"Everything Old is New Again." 

Ann died a matter of months ago. I cannot find any information on what has become of Erzsebét, but I hope she's well. She could not have been more charming here.

Edit: Erzsebét later became a member of the Twyla Tharp company (I may have seen her when they came through town) then later left show business. She now goes by "Liz" and works as a licensed massage therapist. 

 

 

 

 

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