TCM has the Alistair Sim version of A Christmas Carol
tonight at 8:00. Widely regarded as the best film version of the classic conversion story, I haven’t seen it in the last few years though it had been shown regularly on local stations as “Scrooge” not too long ago. Not sure how the licensing works, but glad it’s back and on TCM where it belongs. Meanwhile they’ve had repeated showings of the 1938 Hollywood version with Reginald Owen which I remember from childhood but hadn’t seen in years until I got cable. It’s not bad, but seeing it again I was struck by its emphasis on religion in contrast to the British film’s harsher depiction of the corrupt heartlessness of business, i.e. capitalism.
Like a virgin. Olive oil that is... here
Emergency at the Jupiter. here
Today (Dec 8) is the earliest sunset all year here
Panic in needle park was on one of the movie channels last night. A junky couple in NYC 1971. Pacino still looks like a kid at 31 and a chillingly natural performance from Kitty Winn. Link here
edgar oliver play was really great last year. they do it every year - take your kids, ryley and alice loved it.
The great Rupert on TCM now. here
i think if you all chip in i can have a merry christmas
after all. if its too much of a burden i will cover the $22 shipping fee although it does make me wonder if its not "size as shown."
Philip Glass reads
the last line from his opera Satyagraha outside Lincoln Center with OWS protesters and a crowd of opera-goers after the opera let out. Glass starts around 2:45. Worth it.
Ted Koppel, line 1.
Speaking of Ted, he was on my radio today, what with his expertise in embassy stormings and such all. He reminded me of the name of his nightly TV show back in the day, "America Held Hostage." Hyperbole much, asshole?