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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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Elvis’ One and Only True Co-Star

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941) They said to each other at the same time, when they were first introduced, “I’ve heard a lot about you.” Then they laughed. A good beginning of their 14 year friendship, and one year relationship. (As … Continue reading

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A Bachelorette Show from the Last Century

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Due to the snowfall last evening, our cable TV feed was intermittent, so we decided to watch a DVD from our extensive video library. It was Susan’s suggestion to watch this one. I’d seen … Continue reading

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A Perennial Favourite

White Christmas Guess what was on TV last night? Oh, darn, you guessed it! White Christmas is one of those movies that bears repeating, but, as I suggested to my wife, Susan, last night, I remember the original version better. … Continue reading

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To Dream the Impossible Dream

Man of La Mancha Yes, I had a dream last night that featured the cartoon drawing of Don Quixote, as shown on this image, above. It was totally unexpected, so I took note, as you do. The use of the … Continue reading

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Judy: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance?

No: Gotta Eat, Gotta Sleep We saw this movie yesterday. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having not read or seen any advance publicity. So, I think it was a bit disappointing to have it focus on the London “Talk … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Cherry Tree Lane

Mary Poppins Returns It took more than half a century to continue the story 25 years later. That’s the magic of Disney: even the math doesn’t add up. I chose the title as my way of paying homage to Cockney … Continue reading

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How They Got It (Mostly) Right

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaborated on a rock opera concept album in 1970. Then it was staged in the West End of London, and, later, Broadway in New York. The story was intended to … Continue reading

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A (New) Star is Born

Lady Gaga could win an Oscar Bradley Cooper is a very smart man. Most directors would be wary of yet another remake of this story. In fact, after Barbra Streisand’s last joke of film, the idea should have been dead … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Damned For All Time/Blood Money It wasn’t me that picked up the similarity, it was Susan. I think I’ve probably heard it too many times, starting with the 1970 concept LP. Last night NBC broadcast the show on Easter Sunday, … Continue reading

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