Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Last section of Book

This came fast, the end of the book. Now I must decide which author to begin. I'm thinking Kipling...

Rereading this book, it seems there are only a few of the great actors of our time he hasn't acted with - Kevin Spacy for one. You'd think with Kevin running the Old Vic, they would have crossed paths along the way.

This section also talks about "a word or two". I tweeted about it. Look for mytimeatlast.

Here's todays's list, read and posted on world day of theatre for children day. I'll post a couple of my favourite quotes, too. If I can figure out how..

March 20

Women in love
The music lovers
Cattle Annie and little britches
Pulp fiction
The fisherking
Needful things
So I married an axe murderer
Butterfly kiss
Malcolm X -mr p
Star Trek 6 - mr p
Wolf mr p
12 monkeys - mr p
Delores Claiborne
Nicholas nickleby mr p

Mr p movies
The new world
Must love dogs
Man in the Chair
Inside Man
Beautiful mind

The insider

Gareth drabinsky
Sonny Grosso
Todd Haimes

Robin Phillips
David jones
Spike lee
Nicholas Meyer
Mike Nichols
Terrence Gilliam
Taylor hackford
Michael Mann
Doug McGrath
Jonathan Miller
Ron Howard
Oliver stone
Steve gaghan
Lord Richard dicky Attenborough
Michael Schroeder

Alan scarfe
Liam neeson
Natasha Richardson
Max von sydow
Ed Harris
Denzel Washington
Michelle pfeiffer
Kathy Bates
Jennifer Jason leigh
Douglas Fairbanks jr
Al Pacino
Russell Crowe
Juliet Stevenson
Jim broadbent
Timothy spall
Tom courtenay
Barry humphries
Edward fox
Nathan lane
Anne Hathaway

Mr Somerset Maugham
Harold Pinter's No man's land
Vladimir nobokov
William Luce
Eric Roth

Tv series
Counterstrike - Mr P

All the president's men
You can't take it with you
Moon for the misbegotten

Anna Christie
Henry V recorded w/ symphony
Luce - the belle of Amherst
Luce - lucifer's child
Luce - Lillian
Luce - Barrymore
Tennessee Williams summer and smoke
A word or two

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Great music

I'm listening to John Tesh's Big Band concert on PBS right now. Such wonderful music! Mr P would enjoy it.

My mom took me to many free jazz, swing, big band concerts when I was little. She'd look for them for me. We were lucky to go to Expo 86 in Vancouver. Wouldn't you know it, at the Ontario pavilion, there was a university big band concert.

Dan Lapp. I remember his name after all these years! He played trumpet in that band. I enjoyed that free concert more than Paul Revere and the Raiders.

There aren't many songs better than "In the Mood".

My dad was born in 1930 down in Windsor, ON. There was/is a radio station in Detroit (across the river from Windsor) called WJR (the voice of the Tigers - God bless Ernie Harwell). Every Sunday, they would play this old music - music from the war. I was weaned from my bottle onto this music (my mom didn't breastfeed me). It is the main fabric of the music of my life's quilt.

I wish my first introduction to John Tesh wasn't Entertainment Tonight. He's certainly talented, but I'm having a hard time taking him seriously. I'll just close my eyes and listen...drift away in my memories...

As an aside, I'm going home to Windsor this weekend! I haven't been home to spend time in more than 4 years. It's been far too long.

I wonder what WJR will be playing on Sunday?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

March 6/2012

Very sad parts today

March 6

Bert Batt
John Huston - also wrote beat the devil
Daryl duke
Veljko Bulajic

The treasure of the sierra madre
The red badge of courage
The Maltese falcon
Moulin rouge
Les Enfants du paradis
Conduct unbecoming CP
Aces high CP
The spiral staircase CP
Murder by decree CP
The Pyx CP
The silent partner CP
Tunes of glory
The return of the pink panther CP
Being there
The scarlet and the black CP
The day that shook the world CP
The Battle of Vareslava
Women in love
The music lovers

Maurice jarre- score
Janina Fialkowska
Arturo Benedetti Michaelangeli - piano
Ravel's gaspard de la Nuit
Burt Bacharach

Rudyard Kipling - the young British soldier
Freddy Forsyth - the day of the jackal
Conan Doyle
Curtis Hanson
Christopher Fry - the dark is light enough
Blake Edwards (& director, married to Julie Andrews)
Garson Kanin - peccadillo

Saeed jaffrey
Doghmi Larbi
Richard Attenborough
Trevor howard
Jacqueline Bisset
James Mason
Geneviève Bujold
Anthony Quayle
Elliott Gould
John Candy
Peter sellers
Catherine Schell
Shirley MacLaine
James earl jones
Roy Dotrice
Edwin Booth
Sir Henry Irving (swapped roles in othello)
Diane weist
Cecilia hart
Kelsey Grammer
Amanda Plummer
Elisabeth Ashley
Geraldine page
Ruth Gordon
Ruth draper
Helene weigel
Bobby morse
Nigel Hawthorne
Florinda Bolkan
Glynis Johns
Kelly McGillis
Stephen Russell
Stephen Markle
Cherry Jones

Geoffrey Unsworth

Agnes of God
A taste of honey
The matchmaker
Mutter courage
Pat and Mike
Born Yesterday

Shadow box
The thorn birds

Fran/Barry weissler

Jane broder funeral - p 567

Curse of punchinello p 572

Monday, 5 March 2012

Busy, but nice to have time to read again

March 5

Michael J Lewis
Herb Alpert
Philip j Lang

"Don't send me dwarves. Bring me giants" - cyrano??

Agnes de Mille
Michael Kidd

Guys and dolls
Seven brides do seven brothers
Man of la mancha
South pacific

The good doctor
That championship season

Leigh Beery
Mark Lamos
James Blendick
Louis Turenne
Arnold soboloff
Ken Campbell
Marsha Mason
René auberjonois
Barnard Hughes
Frances sternbagen
Sean Connery
Michael Caine

A J Antoon
Michael Bennett

Voyages to the moon and sun

The spruce goose

Neil Simon
Eugene o'Neil
Richard brinsley Sheridan
Edgar Wallace
Anton Chekhov
John Huston
Gladys hill

The man who would be king