starring the fabulous Alan Bates,
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Nice article on CNN by Migdalia Romero, author of Tango Lover’S Guide To Buenos Aires: Insights And Recommendations,
The prelude to tango begins at the moment that two people stand face to face and listen silently to a few notes of the music, before settling in on the embrace and beginning to dance.
Tango is a dance that stresses elegant walking and close attention to the music. More than anything, if you are new to it, just enjoy the scene. Notice the subtle movements of the dancers, the ways in which they negotiate small spaces and crowded dance floors, and the delicate way they accomplish the seductive invitation to dance.
Master Card has a nice ad on tango tourism,
Sally Potter chose a magnificent group of milongueros for that particular number, among them the brilliant Omar Vega (now deceased) and Carlos Copello.
La Ideal is a great place to dance and to watch dancers. Don’t miss it, if you go to Buenos Aires.
Love theme from one of my favorites, Cinema Paradiso,
Congressman Allen West stopped by Bloggers’ Row and answered our questions,
Among his remarks,
“If your policies (i.e., the Obama administration’s) have failed, the only thing you can rely on is the politics of envy and divisiveness.”
“I am about economic freedom, not economic dependency.” Asked about his interview in the film Runaway Slave, “we’ve got to get more people off the economic plantation.” Here’s a link to the film, Runaway Slave. I attended a preview last night, and recommend it.
Here’s Allen West’s speech at CPAC,
And video of him at Bloggers’ Row
Video of the full Bloggers’ Row session,
Finally, a movie I liked gets an Oscar nomination,
Oscar Nominations Announced: ‘Hugo’ Leads with 11, ‘The Artist’ 10, ‘Moneyball’ and ‘War Horse’ 6 Each, Jonah Hill 1
Including best actor for Jean Dejardin, whose Douglas Fairbank’s face dances on a Gene Kelly body, and best supporting actress for Berenice Bejo.
Maatkare reviews The Artist,
‘The Artist’ Review: Ode to Classic Hollywood Crushes Soulless Modern Films
A fun movie, starring Jean Dujardin, who looks like someone mixed Douglas Fairbanks’s genes with Gene Kelly’s with great success
If you like the Turner Movie Classics and Kevin Brownlow’s Hollywood, you’ll like this
And yet, the movie transcends mere pastiche. In one scene, Bejo wistfully interacts with Valentin’s empty tailcoat in the most chaste yet erotic movie moment in recent memory. In another, Bejo luminously ascends a flight of stairs clad in white as Valentin descends, dressed in somber gray, in the iconic Bradbury Building (seen in “Blade Runner” and many more), a perfect melding of themes and production design.
There are even some noir undertones.
Oh, yeah, I even love the dog.
Go see it.
Patricia Bosworth has published a book on Jane Fonda’s life, and The Daily Mail has an excerpt:
She supposedly confided during a feminist consciousness-raising session, ‘My biggest regret is I never got to f*** Che Guevara.’
The ridiculousness of a “feminist” saying that her biggest regret in life is that she didn’t get to have sex with some guy is beyond parody.
But not to worry. Jane got to boink a lot of other guys, and married Tom Hayden, a communist who took her for all $he wa$ worth.
And Fidel’s still around!
Che’s dead, but here’s one for Stacy’s Rule Five,
Even funnier, but NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK, Nicholas Cage Loses His Sh**.
TCM is playing The Bandwagon, which has my most favorite pas de deux ever,
He’s one of my favorite actors,
Peter Falk, Rumpled and Crafty Actor on ‘Columbo,’ Dies at 83
Here he is, in another favorite movie, Wings of Desire, playing Peter Falk, an angel (the YouTube has a totally puzzling edit of The Saint)