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Flick-ing By

Time is flick-ering by without much movie watching going on. I was watching movies while working out on the treadmill, but with better weather I haven’t used the treadmill much. More movie-watching in my future no doubt — bad weather … Continue reading

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Being There – Bonnie and Clyde – Chinatown

Back on the “great movies” trail, I watched three movies I watched way back when they were first released again: Being There, Bonnie and Clyde, and Chinatown. Being There is a visually gorgeous film – the locations are outstanding and … Continue reading

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Now on Stage – now off stage for a bit

Since my last update I’ve been involved in more theater productions than I would have imagined – more than I should have, probably. A lot of things didn’t get done that I would have liked to do. I was in … Continue reading

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Fiorello and the Barber of Seville

I sang the role of Fiorello plus the Officer in the Longwood Opera production of The Barber of Seville in November 2012 (how time flies). The roles were edited a bit to account for the fact that there was no … Continue reading

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BBC Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

I have been watching a number of the BBC Television’s Shakespeare series and just finished watching The Merchant of Venice. My expectation coming into watching the play were that it would be very non-politically correct in regard to its treatment … Continue reading

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My Jolly Old Acting Career – Fall 2012 Edition

I just finished a three-week run as Sebastian in Shakespeare’s The Tempest for The Footlight Club (TFC) in Jamaica Plain. It was my first role at TFC and overall a pleasant first-timer experience. TFC has a solid base of members … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Aldrich, 1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane is a film with some great pieces that don’t quite come together for me. There are a lot of good pieces really. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are both wonderful, although I wish Crawford … Continue reading

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The Battle of Algiers – 1966

Watching The Battle of Algiers is almost like reading yesterday’s New York Times – Arabs coming to terms with Western culture, and coming to terms with their own need for freedom and self-determination. Not reaching a final destination – if … Continue reading

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The Sweet Smell of Success – 1957

The Sweet Smell of Success features great performances by Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster. I’ve seen both actors in so many movies over the years, it was a surprise to see such incredibly rich performances in this movie. The dialog … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love – Madden – 1998

Shakespeare in Love is a pretty neat movie. It evokes a slice of the life and times of Shakespeare without getting too niggly about the scholarly details. Something like how Shakespeare depicted the Roman Empire, that’s how we are fed … Continue reading

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