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#116189 - 11/22/03 01:04 PM Re: Barbarella
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Yes, Barbarella was a lot of fun. I even bought the LP for it way back in my college years (about 1967-72).
In fact, as a member of Orchesis in college, I choreographed a number from 'Barbarella'--all I remember now is the song had bird calls in the background.


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#116190 - 11/22/03 04:23 PM Re: Orchesis
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What is this, please? I know ICLIU, but it's more fun if you tell me, WW. And does it have a World Cup?


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#116191 - 11/24/03 03:28 PM Re: Orchesis
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Registered: 08/27/02
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I love corny or comic sci-fi, Buckaroo Bonzai (always hoped for a sequel), Earth Girls (comic/sci-fi/musical how can it get any better), Fifth Dimention, etc. Also relatively non-gory action films, Jean-claude van Dam (now there's guilt) Bruce Willis, Pierce Brosnan, etc.
funny, I seem to recall bod, er, um, men, er, I mean actors rather than titles.


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#116192 - 11/25/03 07:33 AM contemporary dance
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In response to the IMDb comments, yes, it is a trite and cheesy film, that's the whole point. I love those American films, they're so earnest. British films of the same B-movie standard are just badly made and embarrassing. I am completely gripped by the US ones though, not in any kind of ironic or postmodern way, just in a sort of shameful, vegebrain way. Ooh, you know what else I love? You know those insanely camp Australian films like Priscilla Queen of the Desert or Strictly Ballroom. But I wouldn't say they were B-movies at all. Actually, I think they're pretty good. I always wanted to be a drag queen, but sadly my assets preclude me.


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#116193 - 11/25/03 08:44 AM Re: another guilty pleasure
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The Town Hall concert performance of The Kiss at the End of the Rainbow by Mitch and Mickey in the PBN broadcast footage in the additional material in the Mighty Wind DVD. Particularly in comparison to their 1960s version.


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#116194 - 11/25/03 09:19 AM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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Loc: Cape Cod, MA, US
And the songs by Downtown Julie Brown are a riot!

Just to clarify, WOW, the Julie Brown in EGAE is not Downtown Julie Brown, but the other Julie Brown from MTV in the late eighties/early nineties. Downtown Julie Brown is a black woman (I was going to say African-American, but based on her British accent, I suspect the -American part is inaccurate) who was more a VJ and less a comedian (her catchphrase was "Wubba wubba wubba" for some reason, if that helps).

Ye gods, away from the Board for over a year, and my first post back is clarifying the identities of MTV personalities? Not exactly a triumphant return.

And my guilty pleasure movies include:
In Dreams (a horror flick starring Annette Benning and a thoroughly creepy Johnny Depp)
What Dreams May Come (a panned afterlife film starring Robin Williams -- features the most striking art direction I have ever seen)
Field Of Dreams (the Kevin Costner baseball flick -- the room gets a little dusty when that one comes on)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (my favorite Halloween/Christmas movie)


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#116195 - 11/25/03 11:18 AM Flatlander
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Hey, it's triumphant enough for me! Glad to see your fonts again.

P.S. Do/Can I see a theme in your list?


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#116196 - 11/25/03 12:58 PM Re: Flatlander
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Loc: Cape Cod, MA, US
Do/Can I see a theme in your list?

Not an intentional one, I promise.

Well, they say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...



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#116197 - 11/25/03 06:14 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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>What Dreams May Come (a panned afterlife film starring Robin Williams -- features the most striking art direction I have ever seen)


Welcome back, Flatlandah. Have you seen The Navigator?, another film by (Kiwi) Vincent Ward? It's one of my favourites, visually.

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#116198 - 11/25/03 07:25 PM Re: contemporary dance
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Registered: 08/27/02
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I always wanted to be a drag queen, but sadly my assets preclude me.
Dody have you seen Victor/Victoria. You could pretend to be Julie Andrews pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman.
Another Andrews film I love for sheer silly is Thoroughly Modern Millie.


On a tangent I've had the Flying Purple People Eater song running through my head all day. The embarrassing part is how much of it I remember.

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