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    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Festat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Third most favourite film:
    This is so great and SO underwatched! It is a pitty Beineix never did such a fine movie again. :/

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    I think Avatar was just like a visit to the aquarium. Beautiful images, no worthy plot.
    Darn, I have a 3DTV and with it came a voucher for a free 3D blu-ray of Avatar, and stupidly I threw away the box with the bar code that would give me right to the free gift.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Couldn't sleep so decided to rewatch some Bette Davis. They always make me feel fine.


    I love this. Paul Henreid's accent is damn sexy.
    And the Brazilian driver is something out of this world. A carioca called Giuseppe (!) that speaks a mix of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    There's a Brazilian in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne. Have you seen this operetta?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Festat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    There's a Brazilian in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne. Have you seen this operetta?
    Not yet. Is he a carioca with an Italian name?


    I could never like Mario Lanza. I don't know why but he's probably the reason I'm picky with tenors.
    Last edited by Festat; January 2nd, 2012 at 07:38 AM. Reason: always forget to quote the quote, urgh

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    No, he's a character that shows up at the end, and is supposed to be a Brazilian business man, and he is called in the operetta just The Brazilian. In the production I saw, it was a bit of a caricature, all dressed in green/yellow/blue, holding guns, like a drug-dealer / gangster. Bad taste in my opinion. In the libretto he is a more subdued character but that production (from Lyon if I'm not mistaken) was kind of Regie.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Haha, typical. (:

    Today went for another Bette Davis movies, this time The old maid, which is the third in the 30's maternal melodrama triunviratum, with Imitation of life and Stella Dallas. I must say I find this to be the weakest of the three, but it is still a very fine movie. Miriam Hopkins and Bette had a strong, beautiful chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Today went for another Bette Davis movies, this time The old maid, which is the third in the 30's maternal melodrama triunviratum, with Imitation of life and Stella Dallas.
    You threw me for a minute there. I was only familiar with Imitation of Life as the 1959 Douglas Sirk film; didn't know it was a remake.

    The learning never ends.

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    Yes, Sirk refilmed two of Stahl's movies: Imitation of life and Magnificent obsession. They're much more weepy under Sirk, naturally.

    Edit: Now, this is off topic, but I think it suits the thread. It's about capitalization of movie/book/whatever title in English. In Portuguese only the first letter is capitalized (and the proper nouns, of course), so we here write Imitation of life. Do you guys capitalize every word in English? It looks so odd for me. haha
    Last edited by Festat; January 2nd, 2012 at 09:10 PM.

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    Yes, we do, in all titles.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Thanks, Alma. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Yes, Sirk refilmed two of Stahl's movies: Imitation of life and Magnificent obsession. They're much more weepy under Sirk, naturally.

    Edit: Now, this is off topic, but I think it suits the thread. It's about capitalization of movie/book/whatever title in English. In Portuguese only the first letter is capitalized (and the proper nouns, of course), so we here write Imitation of life. Do you guys capitalize every word in English? It looks so odd for me. haha
    Well, just to make things clear: we capitalize every word but articles and prepositions, (unless they are the first word of the title.) So, it's Imitation of Life, not Imitation Of Life, and it's For Whom the Bell Tolls, but Home for Christmas.

    I'm sure this will make perfect sense and be easy to remember.

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    Here's fragment of movie about Bellini which I've tried to get, there are only some Russian rips all over the web though:



    It seems to have most of typical biographical movie from that period weaknesess but I guess it would be interesting to watch.

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    It's available on Blockbuster for rent. The funny thing is that they say "Bellini, responsible for Norma, La Sonnambula, and Lucia di Lammermoor"



    It is also available for purchase at amazon.com for $12

    http://www.amazon.com/Casta-Diva-Rom...6301596&sr=1-1

    There is one from the same publishers about Rossini as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Rossini-Biogra...bxgy_mov_img_b
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    Och, buying a movie... I don't think I ever done that before, this time it won't probably happen too.

    The other movie I've watched recently was Goethe! from 2010 - that's German title. The English is "Young Goethe in Love". It may be because not many people in USA know who was Goethe but they all know, from hearing at least, what is love. Anyway, nice movie - some banal scenes and texts but overally worth of watching, mostly for acting, sceneries, very good soundtrack and interesting subject.

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