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    Brokeback Mountain Film Review

    As we’ve restarted our duo post series for the year, it’s good to be back in the saddle again, as Gene Autry would say. If you’re new to this, that’s when the…

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    TMT: “What’s wrong with your eyes?”

    This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. This post also serves as a shout-out to my friend and author John Kenneth Muir. His…

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    TMT: Chagrin Eve

    This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Not everything happens in the distant past. Movies and life…

    Lynn Bracken & Wheel of Fortune

    Same Song, Different Movie: Wheel of Fortune by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss

    This entry examines one of the classic pop songs of the 50s. In fact, this version of Wheel of Fortune, written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss, is the cover song of the 1951 original performed by American jazz singer Johnny Hartman. Kay Starr’s stirring number out a year later was given a special verve by the versatile pop and jazz singer in her rendition. Her biggest hit, #1 for 10 weeks, tied together two critically acclaimed film adaptations, each of whom lost out big time come awards season, fourteen years apart.


    Same Song, Different Movie: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

    To start the new year of 2015 right, I thought to highlight a well-known (and well used) piece of Baroque music by one of the all-time great classical composers. Johann Sebastian Bach. His instantly recognizable Toccata and Fugue in D Minor a thundering piece, and one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire of the era (1600-1750). Once heard, likely one of most ominous too. Used many times over in cinema by a plethora of filmmakers for decades, two of which come instantly and contrastingly to mind.


    2014 in review

    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700…


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