October 28, 2002

John, John, John, and John: Lennon's Fab Beatles Tracks

I am really happy with this mix of John's Beatles performances. I feel like I really captured every phase of his Beatles period, without relying on some obvious choices.
  1. "Dear Prudence"
  2. "Ticket To Ride" (no fadeout)
  3. "A Day In The Life" (edit)
  4. "Rain"
  5. "Good Morning Good Morning" (Nat's 2002 Remix)
  6. "You're Going To Lose That Girl"
  7. "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey"
  8. "Bad Boy"
  9. "And Your Bird Can Sing"
  10. "Cry Baby Cry"
  11. "Misery" (take one)
  12. "I'm A Loser"
  13. "A Hard Day's Night" (take one)
  14. "I'm Only Sleeping"
  15. "Tomorrow Never Knows"
  16. "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Nat's 2002 Remix)
  17. "She Said She Said"
  18. "Nowhere Man"
  19. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (take one)
  20. "Across The Universe" (original mix)
  21. "Mr. Moonlight" (take one)
  22. "In My Life"

October 24, 2002

A Hard Day's Night

hard[George has been mistaken for a teen model]
Simon: We'd like you to give us your opinion on some clothes for teenagers.
George: Oh, by all means. I'd be quite prepared for that eventuality.
Simon: Well, not your REAL opinion, obviously. It'll be written out for you. Can you read?
George: Of course.
Simon: I mean lines, ducky, can you handle lines?
George: Well, I'll have a bash.
Simon: Good. [aside] Get him whatever it is they drink, uh, coke-a-rama? [gives George some shirts] Now you'll like these. You'll really "dig" them. They're "fab," and all the other pimply hyperboles...
George: I wouldn't be seen dead in them. They're dead grotty.
Simon: Grotty?
George: Yeah, grotesque.
Simon: [aside] Make a note of that word and give it to Susan. It's quite touching, really. Here's this kid, giving me his utterly valueless opinion, when I now for a fact that within a month he'll be suffering from a violent inferiority complex and loss of status because he isn't wearing one of these nasty things! Of course they're grotty you wretched nit, that's why they were designed! But that's what you'll want.
George: No, I won't.
Simon: You can be replaced, chickie baby.
George: I don't care.
Simon: If you don't cooperate you won't get to meet Susan.
George: And who's this Susan when she's at home?
Simon: [proudly] Only Susan Canby, our resident teenager.
George: Oh! You mean that posh bird who gets everything wrong?
Simon: Excuse me?
George: Oh, yeah. The lads frequently sit around the telly and watch her for a giggle. One time we actually sat down and wrote these letters saying how gear she was in all that rubbish.
Simon: She's a trendsetter. It's her profession.
George: She's a drag. A well known drag. We turn the sound down on her and say rude things.
Simon: Get him out of here! He's knocking the program's image!
George: Have I said something amiss?
Simon: Get him out!
George: Sorry about the shirts!
(Regent Theater Arlington)

October 19, 2002

Punch-Drunk Love

Who knew Adam Sandler had it in him to make a great movie. Who knows when he'll do it again? (Framingham Premium Cinema)

October 17, 2002

Woody Allen Film Series at the Brattle Theater

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  • September 26, 2002 • Take The Money and Run • Mildly funny series of jokes stuck into a fugitive genre movie.
  • October 3, 2002 • Bananas • Mildly funny series of jokes stuck into a Latin American revolution movie.
  • October 17, 2002 • Sleeper • More than mildly funny movie in the "contemporary man sent into the future" genre. Diane Keaton does a wonderful Marlon Brando impression!
  • October 17, 2002 • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask) • Gene Wilder is wonderful. When his patient tells him he is in love with a sheep, I had another of my classic "I'm the only one laughing in the theater" moments.
  • October 10, 2002

    I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

    iamtryingMy second date with my future wife. (Somerville Theater)

    October 5, 2002

    The Third Man

    My first date with my future wife. When I asked her out, I suggested The Third Man, and, not yet knowing her deep love for classic movies, proceeded to sketch out the details of the movie. Thankfully she knew what I was talking about, and we had a great time.
    The best character introduction ever. The zither music highlights Lime's impish sense of humor.
    Joseph Cotten is terrific, his weary novelist character seems completely timeless. I appreciate a story which forces a regular guy to become a detective, don't get me wrong, I love private eye movies, but an amateur turned sleuth offers lots of funny and dramatic opportunities. I love the lawless anarchy of Vienna. The zither music is bizarre and hilarious, but I grew to love it by the end of the movie. Also, I love any movie with a great ambiguous ending. Will Anna keep walking, or rejoin Holly? I don't want to know... (Brattle Theater)

    October 4, 2002

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    mbfgwMy family is more like the groom's family than the bride's, so I didn't laugh with familiarity, just with entertainment. This movie would make a great musical. While watching the film, there were all these perfect moments where they could have burst into song without missing a step! (Kendall Square Cinema)