A pitch-perfect interpretation of this lovely song, both musically and dramatically. Sinatra’s almost conversational tone, wistful and self-deprecating, is backed by a subtle and tasteful arrangement by Gordon Jenkins. It’s one of the high points of Sinatra’s years at Capitol. … Continue reading
In most B-Westerns you can expect to find formulaic and sometimes quite preposterous plots, stilted dialogue given a stilted delivery by mediocre actors, crude comic relief that only a child might possibly find funny, cheesy interior sets and romantic subplots … Continue reading
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. . . because a nation capable of producing a genius like this is worth defending against all its enemies, foreign and domestic. Click on the image to enlarge.
For the flag and American womanhood!
. . . because a nation founded on this document is worth saving, worth defending against an army of arrogant tyrants like Barack Obama Click on the image to enlarge.
. . . because others fought for the liberties guaranteed to us by the Constitution, now under sustained attack by Barack Obama. America is worth saving. Click on the image to enlarge.
We ask, “Why would a young man from a materially comfortable home walk into a school and murder 20 children?” The better question might be, “Why don’t more young men do it?” More young men who don’t know what it … Continue reading
Why can’t Michelle Obama be President instead of Barack? I would feel so much better about the state of the Union if she were. Also, America deserves, at long last, a President who can wear a beautiful, stylish dress and … Continue reading
This is the best book ever written on the Old West. I’m tempted to say the best book ever edited on the Old West, because it consists primarily of contemporary documents, mostly newspaper reports but also letters and court transcripts … Continue reading
Harold Lloyd's Why Worry? (from 1923) is an almost perfect film. Its scale is relatively small compared to the films that bracket it in the Lloyd canon, with a more modest action finale. It lacks the breathtaking spectacle of the … Continue reading
What is the meaning of an individual human life? What counts, or lasts, or is enduring about it? Out of the complete originality of Lloyd Fonvielle, what “stands”? His aspiration to love and be loved. This is probably the bottom line … Continue reading
. . . courtesy of my friend Laura Leivick. The soundtrack album from the 1950 Broadway production, issued in 1954. Bob Dylan said that listening to Lotte Lenya’s performance of “Pirate Jenny” changed his idea of what a song could … Continue reading