31 Aug 2010 @ 6:00 AM 

Tuesday Minute
Entr’acte | August 31, 2010

“Tiny Dancer”

from Almost Famous

One more week of musical selections before we return to regular features.  This time around, a variety of songs that make for some memorable movie moments.


Almost Famous (2000)
Cameron Crowe, director
“Tiny Dancer”
Elton John, singer-songwriter; Bernie Taupin, lyrics


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Last Edit: 31 Aug 2010 @ 06:09 AM

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 30 Aug 2010 @ 6:00 AM 

Monday Minute
Entr’acte | August 30, 2010

“What a Wonderful World”

from Good Morning, Vietnam

One more week of musical selections before we return to regular features.  This time around, a variety of songs that make for some memorable movie moments.


Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Barry Levinson, director
“What a Wonderful World”
Bob Thiele, George David Weiss, songwriters
Louis Armstrong, singer


…58…59…60.

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Last Edit: 30 Aug 2010 @ 12:37 AM

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 27 Aug 2010 @ 6:00 AM 

Friday Minute
Entr’acte | August 27, 2010

“Caravan”

from The Last Waltz

This week, selections from concert films worth remembering.


The Last Waltz (1978)
Martin Scorsese, director
“Caravan”
Van Morrison, songwriter
Van Morrison, The Band


Final Friday Five, the monthly mini-quiz

1.  Fred Astaire and his sister, Adele, were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1971.  How many films did Fred and Adele make together?

a.  6
b.  2
c.  1
d.  0
e.  4

2.  Match the dance with the film in which it was performed.

Tango
Twist
Sirtaki
Jitterbug
Ballet
Street dance

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Step Up (2006)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Pulp Fiction (1994)

3.  Mick Jagger has acted in several movies.  Which one of the following roles was not a Jagger performance?

Ned Kelly in Ned Kelly (1970)
Turner in Performance (1970)
Vacendak in Freejack (1992)
Andy Warhol in Basquiat (1996)
Luther in The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

4.  Casting for David Fincher’s English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, due out at the end of 2011, has made news the past few weeks.  Daniel Craig will play the male lead, Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist.  Stellan Skarsgård and Robin Wright will co-star.  Little-known Rooney Mara will play the title character.  What is the name of “the girl with the dragon tattoo”?

5.  A recent article called “The Worst Movie Year Ever?” decried the woeful Hollywood films of 2010.  Who was the author?

a.  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
b.  A.O. Scott, New York Times
c.  Joe Queenan, Wall Street Journal
d.  Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
e.  J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Answers here.

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Last Edit: 27 Aug 2010 @ 02:59 AM

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 26 Aug 2010 @ 6:00 AM 

Thursday Minute
Entr’acte | August 26, 2010

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

from The Concert for Bangladesh

This week, selections from concert films worth remembering.


The Concert for Bangladesh (1970)
Saul Swimmer, director
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
George Harrison, songwriter
George Harrison, Eric Clapton


…58…59…60.

 25 Aug 2010 @ 6:00 AM 

Wednesday Minute
Entr’acte | August 25, 2010

“Once in a Lifetime”

from Stop Making Sense

This week, selections from concert films worth remembering.


Stop Making Sense (1984)
Jonathan Demme, director
“Once in a Lifetime”
David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth, songwriters
Talking Heads


…58…59…60.

Posted By: John Farmer
Last Edit: 16 Aug 2010 @ 11:30 PM

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