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by Big Magilla
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Kate Smith

Both Kate Smith and Vera Lynn, who just celebrated her 102nd birthday, were cheery optimists who could sing ballads as effectively as they sang those get-up-and-sing-along shout-it-to-the-rafters crowd-pleasers. They were capable of pathos in many of their songs, "The Last Time I Saw Paris"...
by Big Magilla
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Kate Smith

Other English speaking countries for sure. She was big in England, despite the fact that most of the songs she recorded were covered there by Vera Lynn. The height of her popularity came during World War II when most of the world was cut off from American music, besides which there's no reason why h...
by Big Magilla
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Kate Smith

I'll second that. "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" was one of the first songs I learned as a child.
by Big Magilla
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Kate Smith

Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" has had many interpretations over the years. Yankee Stadium is free to play whatever version they want, or none at all, but what it can't do is obliterate the memories of all those Yankee fans who saw and heard Smith sing the "Star-Spangles Banner&q...
by Big Magilla
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Kate Smith

Kate Smith’s family ‘heartbroken’ after Yankees, Flyers distance themselves from singer By Ted Holmlund Kate Smith’s family said they are “heartbroken” that the Yankees and Flyers distanced themselves from the “God Bless America Singer” after learning she sang two racially insensitive songs in the 1...
by Big Magilla
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Kate Smith

Yankees’ ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ is a new PC low By Post Editorial Board The ridiculous excesses of political correctness have now stretched all the way to Yankee Stadium and Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Both the Yankees and the NHL Flyers have banned Kate Smith’s famed 1943 re...
by Big Magilla
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 2018 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: 2018 Oscar Shouldabeens

I always find that I can best appreciate the awards year about six weeks after the Oscars when everything has settled down and it's been a while since I've seen all the contender, That way, the ones I've seen most recently don't affect my judgment either positively or negatively. With that in mind, ...
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 33127

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

In his own words:

"This is the end of my Presidency. I'm fucked."
by Big Magilla
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1954
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Best Cinematography 1954

These are generally respectable line-ups with Rogue Cop being the big head scratcher as Magilla has already pointed out. Actually Rogue Cop is a superb noir and has exceptional cinematography. John F. Seitz, who also shot Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard, deserved this nod. Maybe it's time for...
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1954
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Best Cinematography 1954

B&W If they could nominate Le Plasir for Art Direction and The Earrings of Madame De... for Costume Design, they could have nominated them for Cinematography over the routine Rogue Cop . On the Waterfront , The Country Girl , Executive Suite and Sabrina were easily the year's best black-and-whit...
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1954
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Best Cinematography 1954

Reza wrote:Won't allow two votes

Fixed!
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 33127

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Whenever I think things have gotten so low, they can't go any lower, Orange Hitler goes one lower.

He just announced that the Attorney General will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning as he releases the Mueller Report, after which he may hold one of his own.
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1954
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Best Cinematography 1954

The first full year of CinemaScope productions which dominate the Color Cinematography nominations 4 to 1.
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Cannes 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is probably the most anticipated film of the year. Whether it is any good or not, it will probably be a big box-office hit. It could still be a player in year-end awards for DiCaprio and Pitt and the technical categories if nothing else. Little Women has been done to d...
by Big Magilla
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Cannes 2019

Rumor has it that Sony is planning to substitute Little Women for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Skeptics think that it's not that the latter isn't "ready" but that they fear disparaging reviews.

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