Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Apu Trilogy

The Apu Trilogy is three movies made in the 1950’s by Indian Satyajit Ray. The wikipedia entry has the details. The movie is in the same vein as Italian Realism: it uses regular people – not professional actors – portraying … Continue reading

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Quickie PC Game Reviews

Portal 2 – fun, clever, too easy. Recommended: 4.5 of 5 stars. Singularity – fun. It is an amalgam of four games you’ve played already plus some interesting twists in the tool/weapon department. The few difficult spots got a lot … Continue reading

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Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” – the movie

I’ve liked every Stoppard piece I’ve seen, but I’ve never seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead until tonight. It was the movie version – perhaps I’ll see the play since it is being produced locally in a few months. It … Continue reading

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BU Opera – Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

Saw a very enjoyable opera production at the BU main stage: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. I think this is the best opera deal in town: for $20 you get an orchestra, sets, costumes, lighting, and opera singers. The singers were … Continue reading

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Barry Lyndon

It’s not an old master (exactly). It is a screenshot from Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Do you want to see a movie: based on a 19th century novel no one has ever heard of that stars Ryan O’Neal playing a … Continue reading

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Mozart – BSO – Heavenly Clarinet Concerto

Last night BSO ticket holders were treated to a wonderful performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A (K.622) featuring friend and fellow church-member Bill Hudgins. I’ll admit to being a little nervous for Bill, but when the music started and … Continue reading

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My Great Movie Journey Begins

I’ve started a long journey which I hope will help me learn about and appreciate a great art form of our times: movies. I’ve seen a lot of movies, but I’ve never systematically studied them and thought about them very … Continue reading

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