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Return Of The Film Corner Thread

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

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Anybody who who the tenor player is in Lucky Millinder's band who holds his horn at an abngle like Lester Young and plays an entry-level version of same? It's 1939.

I'll ask Mark Cantor. 

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Thanks. It sounded like a really nice band for the few moments they got to play regular swing.

Also in this movie is a staging of Othello, staged in Harlem, that pretty much defies description.

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Not at all bad, although it's a different lens today about stuff like all (and I do mean ALL) of the pretty girls are light-skinned or lighter. Never mind holding a "beauty contest"/casting call based entirely on body measurements (so come in a swimsuit, girls, we have very specific requirements!) But that's a sociology discussion as much as an entertainment one. Simply as a piece of purely "of its time" entertainment, this is far better than most, and there's plenty of Jordan. That alone makes it a treat, as his music is expectedly fine, an his ating is surprisingly at least as good as Elvis'!

Plus, there's a singer named Pat Rainey who sings REALLY well. Apparently she had a cursed life, but on the one song she sings here...yeah.

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21 hours ago, JSngry said:

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Anybody who who the tenor player is in Lucky Millinder's band who holds his horn at an abngle like Lester Young and plays an entry-level version of same? It's 1939.

I'll ask Mark Cantor. 

Here's his reply:   I am not sure who the tenor sax is. Not Stafford Simon. Millinder's band was in a state of flux in 1940. He had taken over Bill Dogget's band, then incorporated some of Jimmy Mundy's men. When the dust settled the tenor soloist would be Stafford Simon, but this is not him. A mstery at present.

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Thanks for that. Interesting to see another tenor player going for the tilted horn look, couldn't have been that many people adopting it, could there have been?

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Pig - HULU - actual good performance by Cage

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth - Apple+

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In April, the Criterion Collection will release both 'Round Midnight and The Girl Can't Help It.

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Seven Prisoners - Netflix

 

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Parallel Mothers - Almodovar, Penelope Cruz

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there it is

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Nightmare Alley - new version on HULU

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On 31/01/2022 at 4:12 PM, jlhoots said:

Parallel Mothers - Almodovar, Penelope Cruz

:tup

Other recent favourites:

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New Order (Mexico)

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(Hungary)

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(Switzerland. Argentinian location)

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7 Prisoners - Netflix

A lot of you seem to post films in the "what are you watching" thread i.o the "film corner thread".

Any reason for this??

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Spencer, on Hulu. Terrific score by Jonny Greenwood. 

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55 minutes ago, DMP said:

Spencer, on Hulu. Terrific score by Jonny Greenwood. 

Agree. He also did the score for Power Of The Dog.

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New film about one of the pioneers of free form radio on WBAI, Steve Post:

 

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Turning Red - Pixar, Disney+

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Just saw the very fine Japanese film, "Drive My Car."

 

 

gregmo

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genuinely creepy...and an unaccredited score by Pete Rugolo, which is usually not a contributing factor except when "Artistry In bolero" is used - in two versions, and at full length - to accentuate the creepiness.

 

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On 2/5/2022 at 10:17 PM, JSngry said:

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Is that a making of the album or a tour doc? If it's the first I'd be very interested in it. Because that's my favorite Prince album.

Edited by Bluesnik

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