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    My second Fanciulla on DVD.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Production's kinda grim-dark and ho-hum, but who cares when you've got this cast?

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    Production's kinda grim-dark and ho-hum, but who cares when you've got this cast?
    As Ildebrando d'Arcangelo is about 857214893 times sexier than the real Henry VIII, quite.
    Natalie

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    Edit: Just finished Act II and I have to say of the three I have watched so far (all Domingos), this one has some of the best acting and drama, but I felt they over did the dripping blood to the point that there is no way the guy could live by any imagination (but then that's what Rance thought too).


    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    This one apparently uses the same set as the one above. And both have horses.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    So, verdicts on your Fanciulla watching?
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    This one apparently uses the same set as the one above. And both have horses.
    Check out the little anachronism in the set: the California gold rush occurred in the 1850s, but Abraham Lincoln didn't become President until 1861.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    As Ildebrando d'Arcangelo is about 857214893 times sexier than the real Henry VIII, quite.
    Sweet! I already wanted this BEFORE I even knew Ildebrando d'Arcangelo was in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Edit: Just finished Act II and I have to say of the three I have watched so far (all Domingos), this one has some of the best acting and drama, but I felt they over did the dripping blood to the point that there is no way the guy could live by any imagination (but then that's what Rance thought too).


    I cut my finger with a rotary cutter the other day and dripped way more blood than that all over the emergency room, a little blood goes a long way!!!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I cut my finger with a rotary cutter the other day and dripped way more blood than that all over the emergency room, a little blood goes a long way!!!
    Yikes! Rotary cutter could be a pizza cutter. Some of those are equipped with a pretty wicked blade, which is great for the pizza cut, but yeah those pesky fingers will slow it down, at least the bone part will.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Yikes! Rotary cutter could be a pizza cutter. Some of those are equipped with a pretty wicked blade, which is great for the pizza cut, but yeah those pesky fingers will slow it down, at least the bone part will.
    Worse, a sewing one made of titanium. But A&E did an amazing job and it's all healed up
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Check out the little anachronism in the set: the California gold rush occurred in the 1850s, but Abraham Lincoln didn't become President until 1861.
    Good catch! Assuming that *is* Lincoln (which even though he's beardless, appears to be the case), I wonder if there's any way to reconcile the apparent inconsistency. The gold rush ended around 1855; by then Lincoln was a major figure in Illinois politics, but not necessarily well known on the national stage, let alone California. So I guess we have to call it an anachronism--though you'd think the Met would be more careful about such details.

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    I guess an image of Franklin Pierce wouldn't have been very exciting -- and probably very few people would have even recognized him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Worse, a sewing one made of titanium. But A&E did an amazing job and it's all healed up
    Glad so, else your posts would be missing about every 8th letter until you adapt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Good catch! Assuming that *is* Lincoln (which even though he's beardless, appears to be the case), I wonder if there's any way to reconcile the apparent inconsistency. The gold rush ended around 1855; by then Lincoln was a major figure in Illinois politics, but not necessarily well known on the national stage, let alone California. So I guess we have to call it an anachronism--though you'd think the Met would be more careful about such details.
    Perhaps it is a picture of Abe's father.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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