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May 15th, 2006


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12:55 pm - I AM USING CAPS TODAY TO DENOTE THINGS OKAY
On the Good News front, the May/June Brattle schedule looks very promising, and I'm already licking my No. 2 pencil point to write in the days I think I could very well be down in Hahvid for to watch movies. Who wants to come with?

May 19-24 is a Gene Kelly / Fred Astaire extravaganza. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, ON THE TOWN, ANCHORS AWEIGH, HOLIDAY INN, COVER GIRL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SWING TIME, ZIEGFELD FOLLIES, a whole lot more... holy crap. That's a lotta dancin, boss. I'll be busy on the 20th with the camp reunion, but I'm thinking SINGIN' IN THE RAIN on the 19th at the very least. And AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Monday the 22nd. And maybe ZIEGFELD FOLLIES on the 25th, before you crazy Gerald kids show up. And maybe maybe and maybe and.

Lotta Ken Russell films afterwards, but honestly, kids, if you've seen LISZTOMANIA once, you don't need to see it again. Even if you're high. I would go for ALTERED STATES, however, that's Memorial Day weekend which means Take The Okay Cool Kids Bowling, Take Them Bowling. Or something. I dunno.

Then! Double feature on Monday 6/5 and Tuesday 6/6, KISS KISS BANG BANG and TRISTRAM SHANDY. Both films are nicely entertaining in their own right, and I'd enjoy the chance to see KISS KISS sober. But it's the 6/9 - 6/11 double feature schedule I am loving. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. Hot damn says I. Oh and then there's a little matter of BLUE VELVET showing up near the end of the month. Sup Harvey.

In other good news, we just ordered roast beef from some local shoppie and they put real horseradish on my sandwich, not just horseradish-type sauce. My sinuses are cheering.

EDIT: My coworker Special K. also got horseradish on her sandwich at my insistence, and every now and then I am hearing a surprised "Oh!" pop up from her cube. That's goooood horseradish.

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From:gilana
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
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What, you're not planning to go see The Pirate? Yes, okay, it's a terrible movie, but come on, Gene Kelly and Judy Garland! And the Nicholas Brothers!
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's the same night as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS so I'll be sure to stay for the double feature. :D
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From:annilita
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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The other day, we had steak and Adam got horseradish on the side, but it sort of over-ran into his mashed potatoes, so he got a bit of mashed potatoes thinking it had a little bit of horseradish on it and it turned out that the whole bite was horseradish.

Good times.
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From:samethreechords
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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You just gave me the idea of seeing Kiss Kiss *not* sober. That should be interesting.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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FILMED IN DOWNEY-VISION
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From:samethreechords
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
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The more I think about it, the more that explains the movie.

It's all coming together now.
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From:kyree
Date:May 15th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh my goodness, I wish I were around for the Kelly/Astaire marathon. Singin' in the Rain is my favoritest movie in the world, and I have a huge soft spot even for the crappier movies with Kelly or Astaire (hello, neon clothing in Brigadoon).
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From:agharta75
Date:May 15th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
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I expect the screen will be pelted with rotten fruit and soggy basement refuse during the big dance number.

"What a glorious feeling" ... not after twenty inches of rain.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 16th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
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I do have to admit a friend of mine in Florida, who's due to arrive on Friday, just asked me "Are you sure you want to see that after all you've been through?"

I figured well hell, most of the film takes place in Sunny Southern California Where It Never Rains Unless It's Evocative...

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