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by MichiganJ
June 9th, 2008, 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201916

With yet even more storms on the horizon, here’s a philosophical reflection of Rain, for my compatriots in the soggy, stormy, and flooded midwest. May we dry out soon...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTLJMSbEnn0[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 9th, 2008, 4:50 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Any Interest in Animated Cartoons?
Replies: 50
Views: 37717

I love cell animation, too, particularly the Warners. My favorite short is One Froggy Evening (hence my “name”), but other Warner Brother favorites include: Feed the Kitty (Chuck Jones pairing the adorable “pussyfoot” with the wonderfully named dog, “Marc Anthony”); the “pronoun trouble” Daffy insis...
by MichiganJ
June 8th, 2008, 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201916

After the big bash, sooner or later, we all have to face The Big Light...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvY1k1tNpcM/youtube[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 7th, 2008, 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201916

Wow! I joined just in time for the festivities! Happy birthday to the party!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG-Ng1f_xUk/youtube[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 6th, 2008, 3:24 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309639

For me, Orphans of the Storm is the quintessential Griffith film. I agree it is filled with historical inaccuracies, (and the "comedy" is leaden), but it has everything that made Griffith a brilliant director. There’s nothing groundbreaking in the film, but Griffith hones all of those thin...
by MichiganJ
June 6th, 2008, 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201916

One of the greatest guitar players I’ve ever seen (with the notable exception of Johnny Ramone), watch as Tommy re-tunes in the middle of the medley.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzajpeAWuA&feature=related/youtube[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 5th, 2008, 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201916

This is too cool. (Dewey, I’m afraid you have created a monster...)

A classic from the pre-fab four!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePaHG6g7uFw&feature=related/youtube

I'll stop now...for awhile[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 5th, 2008, 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201916

New to the Dance Party, hope this works! A couple from Robyn Hitchcock (I don’t know how to edit a youtube video). First, the beautiful (and mellow), I Often Dream of Trains, which is followed by the (rather less mellow) The Man With The LIghtbulb Head (He turns himself on in the dark!) Enjoy... [yo...
by MichiganJ
June 4th, 2008, 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: childhood films
Replies: 25
Views: 3110

Wow, I completely forgot about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ! Probably the second movie I saw in the theater (drive-in, actually). I remember the kidnapping giving me a number of sleepless nights, but wanted the soundtrack album anyway. I got that, plus the car! Slightly bigger than a Matchbox, as i reca...
by MichiganJ
June 3rd, 2008, 10:59 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 40
Views: 8958

We stole this premise at the public radio station I worked for, using local “celebrities” as the guests. It was a great deal of fun, and as I aired the program, my own list would change every week. So, for this week I’d include (and being a rock ‘n roller at heart, I’m not even considering classical...
by MichiganJ
June 3rd, 2008, 9:39 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marilyn, the silver haired beauty
Replies: 4
Views: 956

I agree with charliechaplinfan that, although there are “mysteries” surrounding Marilyn’s death, it’s most likely an accidental suicide. More the loss for us, I think, because Marilyn, as a great actress, was just getting started. (Her performance in The Misfists proves that.) I like to think that a...
by MichiganJ
June 2nd, 2008, 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 503204

Nancy, Your pictures look all too familiar. Here, the storm was so slow moving, my wife and I literally watched the TV radar for hours, just battening down the hatches, waiting for it to get here already, and then leave. Before it knocked out our power, the TV news showed an apartment building, wher...
by MichiganJ
June 2nd, 2008, 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 503204

So, Friday night, here in Indiana, we had amazingly severe weather, including a tornado that touched down not three miles from my house. We found out the hard way that the new roof we’d had put on last June looks better then it functions, as we had a deluge in our dinning room, with rain pouring in ...
by MichiganJ
June 1st, 2008, 4:36 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Chaplin, the great musical composer
Replies: 17
Views: 4405

Chaplin wrote the music as one of the main themes for Modern Times and Joe Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added lyrics in 1954. Nat King Cole had a huge hit with it (It sounds a bit overproduced now, but Nat really nails it). I like Madeleine Peyroux’s take, but it’s slightly more upbeat (with the ukes...
by MichiganJ
June 1st, 2008, 10:32 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Birth of a Nation (1915): A New Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 11815

I find it interesting that this thread has changed from whether Griffith himself was racist to whether The Birth of a Nation is a racist film. It seems there’s an issue with semantics going on here. Looking up racism/racist in the Meriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the definition reads: http://www.me...

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