Tuesday , September 22 2020

Tag Archives: Video

Book TV

For you serious “bookie” types (reading not wagering), there is Book TV all weekend long (Saturday at 8 a.m. to Monday at 8a.m.) on C-SPAN2. The schedule this weekend: Saturday, October 5 (All times Eastern) 8 a.m. Children’s Books. From Tillicum Middle School in Bellevue, Wash., Helen Szablya and Peggy …

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Oracle of Del-Fi

Steve Rhodes’ piece on Joe Pantoliano reminds me that Joe played Bob Keane in the film La Bamba, which I loved though Bob didn’t. Here’s a profile of Bob. An archetypal Southern California figure, Bob Keane’s fascinating career in music extends over 60 years from the ’30s to the present. …

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Sowing the Seeds of Hype

The LA Times reports on movie studios hyping their own films on Internet movie sites: earlier this year, Chris Parry, a 32-year-old writer and ex-production manager who runs the site efilmcritic.com, began noticing a lot of very inauthentic postings. They read like outright publicity plugs, or what Net denizens call …

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The Original Buffy

I feel much better knowing Kristy Swanson’s opinions on the following (click on “Expressions”): I am a huge football fan, and I am very psyched that the new season is finally underway. I don’t have a particular “team,” per se, but I like to follow the Rams and the Steelers, …

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O-Dub Says Barbershop Gospel

Oliver Willis writes on Barbershop, Jesse and Al in the American Times: They were once noble-minded foot soldiers in Martin Luther King’s struggle for civil rights. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, both sharp-tongued orators who rally the black community against the forces of injustice. But once the fight for civil …

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CSI: Miami

How much does C.S.I.: Miami want you to know it’s part of the same franchise that gave us C.S.I.? So much that they’ll stick another Who song in the opening credits (“Won’t Be Fooled Again”), even if it makes less contextual sense than the first did. C.S.I. fans already know …

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It’s Called Clout

Mel Gibson has decided it would be a good idea to make a movie about the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus Christ, in Latin and Aramaic, without subtitles: The directing job is Gibson’s first since winning multiple Oscars with Braveheart in 1995. Gibson will not appear in …

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American Idol Contract Update

As you may know we have been following the American Idol contestant contract situation. I received this quote from the 19 office in the UK today, one week after my story on the contract appeared in Salon: “American Idol is a competition, entered in order to win a significant prize, …

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Emmys: NBC Scores with Friends, West Wing

Mostly overlooked for eight seasons, a resurgent “Friends” walked away with its first comedy series Emmy Award, while voters heaped more Emmy gold on “The West Wing.” Jennifer Aniston of NBC’s “Friends” earned lead comedy actress honors for playing the pregnant Rachel after having previously competed in the supporting category. …

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Chet Baker As Symbol of Celebrity-Worship

James Gavin discusses Baker documentary Let’s Get Lost in the NY Times: IN “Let’s Get Lost,” his 1989 documentary about Chet Baker, the fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber shows a photograph so erotic that his camera all but drools over it. There stands Baker, the jazz trumpeter and singer …

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