Dr. Who Versus Wagner

Can I watch Dr. Who and write a paper on Richard Wagner simultaneously? This is the question. I was just commenting that I had lost touch since the new doctor came on board, and I moved from Los Angeles to Louisiana. Then low and behold BBCA is airing the last two seasons 2010 and 2011. I now have over 20 Dr. Who’s to watch. ūüôā Want to anyway.

I have spent the day researching Wagner for a paper I have to write for my Theater Directing class. Ik new a little about Wagner and The Ring Cycle but not much. Since I am a visual person, instead of writing the paper, I made a Power Point presentation. very cool, I like to keep those skills in tact. We are to give an oral presentation of the paper so the pictures and video clips aught enhance the paper.

So after this I have to write the paper, can I watch Dr. Who and write about Wagner???

Here is an awesome clip from the documentary Wagner’s Dream.

Wagner and The Doctor?

Under Or Over

I look up at the television and see Prince in black and white. “What is this?” I ask myself. I grab the remote to check. “Under the Cherry Moon,” I guess I missed this from 1986. lol No loss, I mean I love me some Prince, 1999, Little Red Corvet, Controversy and Purple Rain, but this is …….. laughable.

It looks like a rich film students self indulgent fantasy. Something I might do if I were rich in 1986.

Even Kristen Scott Thomas can’t pull this one off.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092133/

Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever Cemetery was a nice place to visit though you don’t want to live there. (lol) Bad joke.

I always enjoyed going there,¬†except¬†for my best friends funeral, but it couldn’t have been a nicer or more beautiful and¬†appropriate¬†setting. He loved film, the Business and Hollywood, like me, we shared that. We shared that, ¬†our¬†wacky¬†out there ideas regarding existence, and vampires. Anyway this post isn’t about that relationship, that is for another time. Had I gotten to work here, like I wanted to do, I might still be in Los Angeles but…it was not meant to be.

This is one of the¬†mausoleums. I don’t know why but I think they are beautiful. I am a energy sensitive person and I never felt creeped out her but peaceful.

Douglas Fairbanks Memorial

The Johnny Ramone Memorial Statue

Hollywood Forever has lots of fun and interesting events. In the summer they show films. In the movie Valentines Day they  Shirley MacLain and Hector Elizondo attended a screening.

They have a celebration on the Latino holiday Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.

 Photo by Christopher Victorio

If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area you most likely know about it. If you are visiting go.

Here are some links:

http://www.hollywoodforever.com/

Cinespia Calender

http://www.cinespia.org/calendar

Ode to The Thin Man

Every year after Christmas TCM airs “The Thin Man” series. I look forward every year before New Years, without fail they air. This year I recorded them on the DVR a mistake, that is cheating. LOL

No actor, (with the exception of Carey Grant, Clark Gable) had the swag and panache of William Powell.  Powell and the spunky, stylish and beautiful Myrna Loy created comedy screen magic. Most film buffs or classic film lovers are familiar with this series. They really make me happy. I have seen them so many times that it affords me the luxury of looking at the details; the Set Design, Wardrobe, Props and so on. I mean for my Fashionista friends out there in blogland, her clothes! Being the hedonist that I am, I love the guiltless drinking and smoking,

Oh and we all love Asta!

He even has his own Fan site.

http://www.iloveasta.com/ThinMan.htm

As I was researching pictures for this post I see Johnny Depp popping up. I am wondering why? Well apparently he plans on reprising the character of Nick Charles. If any modern day actor could pull it off, he might can. He does wear the mustache well! However? This is sacred ground they are treading on. LOL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025878/

 http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2737/The-Thin-Man/