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Comment Archives: Stories: Arts and Culture

Re: “In Honor of Sorcerer: Your Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Dream Top 10, Baby

They should have to pay royalties to composer Steve Reich (and Phillip Glass to a lesser extent) for the blatant imitations, Risky Business in particular. Effective blatant imitations in this context, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU23LqQ6LY4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaYvMwQd3cs

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Posted by justsayin' on 06/08/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “In Honor of Sorcerer: Your Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Dream Top 10, Baby

The THIEF soundtrack was something I wore out (on cassette) in high school. Great music for nocturnal prowling.

Boy, does that percolating RISKY BUSINESS soundtrack bring back memories. (And not just of Rebecca DeMornay, though those are appreciated.)

Posted by mr. pink on 06/06/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Your Pride Month Movie Selection: Top Gun Midnight at The Belcourt

TOP GUN wasn't even subtle, what with shirtless guys gyrating in slow motion to a song called "Playing With the Boys."

Posted by Bob on 06/06/2014 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Feminism, Perfume and Marlene Dietrich: A Conversation With Author Barbara Herman

According to WikiPedia: "The former name Saigon is still widely used by many Vietnamese, especially in informal contexts. Generally, the term Saigon refers only to the urban districts of Ho Chi Minh City."

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Posted by Anon II on 06/06/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Feminism, Perfume and Marlene Dietrich: A Conversation With Author Barbara Herman

>Saigon, Vietnam

Hasn't Siagon been Ho Chi Minh City for almost 40 years now?

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Posted by Anon on 06/06/2014 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Porter Flea Preview at Track One This Weekend

Surprised by your negativity whether Friday or Saturday for one of your paid advertisers.
I have attended all of the Porter Flea markets and from day one the event has catered to both vendors and attendees. Wide aisles and great merchandise results in success for both attendee and the vendor; many of whom have remarked that Porter Flea is their best sales market ever and the best experience as a vendor. Porter Flea is more than a pop-up shop.
This type of event takes months of planning and coordination and brings a host of benefits to the Nashville art scene. (Kudos to the owners/organizers!!) In the future, I suggest a more positive spin on events of this type but especially if they are paid advertisers in your publication; your own impatience is your own personal problem.

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Posted by Successful shopper on 06/06/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Wanna Play Elvis in the Last Train to Memphis Movie? Here's Your Chance

Theres a kid in our Military Rotc program Vermont Norwich University who is soulful he looks just like the younger Elvis his name is Andrew Bleidner he can sing too

Posted by R.S. on 06/06/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “John Green and Nat Wolff on The Fault in Our Stars

"The Stand" was made into a "for tv" movie quite some time ago. It was shown over the course of several nights, kind of like a mini series. And it was WONDERFUL. It will be interesting to see if it fares as well on the big screen.

Posted by Jeanie Sparagna on 06/05/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “William Friedkin's Restored Nailbiter Sorcerer Arrives at Belcourt This Weekend

Not that STAR WARS had much originality, either. It wouldn't have existed without the serials and pulp sci-fi of the '30s, and the comic books of Jack Kirby.

I don't think SORCERER is as good as WAGES OF FEAR (few movies are), but it's still damned good.

No, I've never seen THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT. But I did see DAMNATION ALLEY (groan). And, now that I think of it, one of the best James Bond movies (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME) was a hit in summer '77.

Posted by Mark on 06/05/2014 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

I'd rather see John Frankenheimer's FRENCH CONNECTION II again than the Friedkin original. Not that there's anything wrong with the original, but the sequel deserves more attention than it's gotten over the years.

And it has a VERY satisfying ending.

Posted by Mark on 06/05/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “William Friedkin's Restored Nailbiter Sorcerer Arrives at Belcourt This Weekend

Agreed that SORCERER deserves its cult, though, An adventure movie hasn't left me that wrung-out in a long time.

Posted by mr. pink on 06/05/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “William Friedkin's Restored Nailbiter Sorcerer Arrives at Belcourt This Weekend

That's an interesting case. On one level, sure: STAR WARS clobbering grown-up entertainments SORCERER and NEW YORK, NEW YORK in the same summer is the shape of things to come. (There were much worse movies that were hits that summer of ’77 — anyone seen THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT?) Then again, STAR WARS is every bit as crazily obsessive an auteur project as SORCERER (a remake) and NEW YORK, NEW YORK (a recreation of the Golden Age Hollywood musical).

"And if Hollywood thinks it has learned its lesson during the summer of 1977 and grows single-minded about turning out expensive remakes of remakes, we are going to start wondering, with the new releases of two or three years from now, if we haven't seen all these movies before somewhere." Roger Ebert, writing in September 1977

Posted by mr. pink on 06/05/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “William Friedkin's Restored Nailbiter Sorcerer Arrives at Belcourt This Weekend

In the summer of '77, everything was clobbered by STAR WARS (except for SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT). Scorsese's NEW YORK, NEW YORK was another casualty.

SORCERER deserves its cult. Don't miss it.

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Posted by Bob on 06/05/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “John Green and Nat Wolff on The Fault in Our Stars

What a wonderful experience working with the whole cast. John Green is one of the most humble people I have ever met. I was a stand-in for Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, and many others. My friend who was the set medic Casey LaRocco and I are the emergency room nurses who bring Hazel in when she is rushed there by mom (Laura Dern) and dad (Sam Trammell). The most moving funny and emotional experience I've ever had at the movies. I went to the screening for the crew then again 5 days later. THAT'S how good it is.

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Posted by Nick Balzer on 06/05/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “John Green and Nat Wolff on The Fault in Our Stars

The "car engine" section absolutely cracked me up. Really good interview, kudos Mr. Ridley.

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Posted by Jenna Fischtrom Beacom on 06/05/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Porter Flea Preview at Track One This Weekend

Didn't mean to come off as negative about Saturday so much as positive about Friday :) Definitely a good value and much more the kind of experience I prefer. I never wait in lines and that holiday market is still haunting me. Thanks for your comment!

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Posted by Joe Nolan on 06/04/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

I was talking more about your equating sex with rape, but whatever.

Posted by mr. pink on 06/04/2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Porter Flea Preview at Track One This Weekend

Yes! Come to the preview party! In regards to Saturday's event (which is over at 5pm so does not conflict with the Art Events in the neighborhood) - I'd like to say that I think "outrageously overcrowded" is an overreaching statement. I've been to countless craft shows where you can't even move, but Porter Flea has really been good at adjusting the size of the aisles and limiting the amount of people who can come in to the show at any one time so you can shop comfortably. I even waited in the crazy long line at Porter Flea Holiday 2012 thinking it would take at least an hour, but I was in the doors in about 15 minutes and once inside, I felt like the crowd was the perfect size - not too crowded but pleasantly full. So don't be scared to come Saturday is all I'm saying. :)

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Posted by Freshie Beth Lawrence on 06/04/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

SPOILER
"I'll let someone else speak to "without sex having anything to do with it.""

I guess if someone told me I could be queen if I killed you, so I drugged you with the intent to kill you, but chickened out so just cut off your arms as 'proof' that I did instead, that would be all about SEX!

*smh*

Posted by Melissa on 06/03/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

SPOILER

"There's no way he could have accomplished what he had set out to accomplish without going about it the way he did, she would have kicked his ass! … He needed the wings to get what he wanted. She had to be angry, hurt, betrayed, have a damn good reason to hate him … It was a betrayal and an assault … "

Wow, no rape subtext there.

I'll let someone else speak to "without sex having anything to do with it."

Posted by mr. pink on 06/03/2014 at 12:48 PM

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