Jump to content

Cinco DeNio

Member Since 10 Nov 2015
Offline Last Active Today, 09:28 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 41 Hello, Dolly!

Today, 09:31 AM

View Posttomspanks, on 22 June 2018 - 08:16 AM, said:

My favorite (and most applicable?) was when she said to call her if you need cheese imported. That would be my card.

Can you share that card with Mr. Wensleydale?
Posted Image

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 41 Hello, Dolly!

Yesterday, 07:00 AM

That darn Jacques Demy infects everything. We've now done three of "his" musicals: Umbrellas of Cherbourg, La La Land and Hello, Dolly!.

From Hello, Dolly! is still looking swell on the big screen


When the ensemble number “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” carries Barbra Streisand’s Dolly and ensemble en route to New York, Kelly and Kidd dare portray their spiffing-up and traveling by referencing the middle-class family ceremony in Minnelli’s Americana masterpiece, Meet Me in St. Louis. At the Yonkers train station, where the song reaches its peak, they evoke the infectious “Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” number that highlighted George Sidney’s The Harvey Girls. This is total movie modernism—a reverence for Hollywood history in the manner of Wilder’s “Preface” (“The spectator through lending his imagination to the action restages it inside his own head.”) For me, these homages felt as au courant as the French New Wave. Kelly’s cinematic giant stage is consonant with the outsize way Jacques Demy paid homage to Hollywood musicals in Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and The Young Girls of Rochefort. Hello, Dolly!’s formal complexity barely conceals Kelly’s expertise and Wilder’s imagination. This highly anticipated blockbuster boasted of its own form—virtually begging for appreciation, a very modernist thing to do—then delivered on spectacle and emotion.

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 41 Hello, Dolly!

Yesterday, 05:54 AM

View PostEvRobert, on 20 June 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

At some point Mattheau got over his loathing of Babs as he was seen in her 1986 special.

Also, this may have mentioned, but Streisand also apparently clashed with Gene Kelly.

He seemed to get along with Michael alright. Years ago I remember reading or hearing an interview with Michael where he said Gene would call him up in the evening. Gene would then drive for one or more hours to Michael's house just to go over an idea Gene had for a dance step!

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 41 Hello, Dolly!

20 June 2018 - 03:05 PM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 20 June 2018 - 06:55 AM, said:

From TCM's page:

I missed part of the copy-and-paste. Here's the full part (just for completeness).


"Years ago Carol [Matthau's wife] talked Walter into going to Dachau [a Nazi death camp]. They started fighting on the train about something or other. They went through Dachau, still not speaking. They were still arguing when they got back to the hotel. When they got up to their rooms, Walter said to her, absolutely straight-faced, 'I just want you to know that you ruined my trip to Dachau!'
"Now that's funny. And I'm sure underneath, whether Walter was serious or not, he knew it was funny." --Jack Lemmon to Jess Cagle in Entertainment Weekly, January 28, 1994

In Topic: Musical Mondays Week 41 Hello, Dolly!

20 June 2018 - 03:02 PM

View PostEvRobert, on 20 June 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

Is Dolly The Master to Mary Poppins Doctor?

Posted Image