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The Man With Two Brains -- drunk test is hard -- Better Quality
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is driving his dead wife, Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), to a castle in order to swap her brain for the brain-in-a-jar of the woman he now loves (watch the movie, it sorta makes sense). During his frantic driving, the police stop the doctor for speeding. The drunk test turns out to be quite hard. "Dead? My God! I better get her to a cemetery right away." [This is a remake of a video I uploaded a few years ago. That older version has 105,447 views at the time of this new upload.]
Views: 198323 Straussian
The Man With Two Brains -- little girl bystander
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. This is a very funny scene from near the beginning of the movie. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr's (Steve Martin) car runs into Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) and knocks her unconscious. He seeks help from a little girl bystander. "It's not a subdural hematoma. It's epidural! Ha!"
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The Man With Two Brains -- little girl bystander -- Better Quality
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. This is a very funny scene from near the beginning of the movie. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr's (Steve Martin) car runs into Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) and knocks her unconscious. He seeks help from a little girl bystander. "It's not a subdural hematoma. It's epidural! Ha!" [This is a higher quality remake of the video I uploaded a few years ago. As of this upload, that video had 98,374 views.]
Views: 69158 Straussian
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- End Credits (to the 1979 BBC television miniseries)
 
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"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" is a 1979 BBC television miniseries. This must be one of the best handful of series ever produced for television, as is the companion piece, "Smiley's People". Both series are based on the great books by John le Carre. Both star Alec Guiness as George Smiley; his performances are masterly. All the cast members in both productions are great. Both series are great. This video shows the end credits for "Tinker, Tailor." The music was composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon. The title of the end credits music is "Nunc Dimittis" according to information found on Amazon.com. N.B. The clouds are moving; the credits are running in front of a filmed scene not a picture. N.B. 2 -- I am a fool; I just found out (8 months after posting the video) that this is being sung in English. I had assumed it was Latin and hadn't really bothered listening to the words. Thanks to Desperate Irish Housewife, I will enjoy this beautiful music even more. [Luke 2: 29-32] Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace According to Thy word. For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation Which Thou has prepared before the face of all peoples To be a light to the Gentiles, And to be the glory of Thy people, Israel. [Doxology] Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. P.S. Thanks to EC4LS (11/2008), I can add that the singer is Paul Phoenix. Here is a statement I found: "Born on April Fools Day in 1967, I started my singing career some hours later! That seems to be my recollection - singing is something I have been doing and focusing on for as long as I can remember. I became a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral when I was nine under Barry Rose. Life was both challenging and rewarding, and I was lucky enough to make several successful recordings, including the theme music for the TV drama, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." P.P.S. Here it is, 2012, and we now have a movie of TTSS (I haven't seen it yet but plan to--the reviews are good). I have edited the title of this posting in order to make it easier for people to avoid this if they are looking for something from the movie.
Views: 167049 Straussian
Babette's Feast -- The General's Toast -- Mercy and truth have met together
 
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Mercy and truth have met together. Righteousness and bliss shall kiss one another. Man, in his weakness and shortsightedness... believes he must make choices in this life. He trembles at the risks he takes. We do know fear. But no. Our choice is of no importance. There comes a time when your eyes are opened. And we come to realize... that mercy is infinite. We need only await it with confidence... and receive it with gratitude. Mercy imposes no conditions. And, lo! Everything we have chosen... has been granted to us. And everything... we rejected... has also been granted. Yes, we even get back what we rejected. For mercy and truth are met together. And righteousness and bliss... shall kiss one another. ++++++++++ Babette's Feast (1987) "Babettes gæstebud" (original title) Director: Gabriel Axel General Lorens Löwenhielm: Jarl Kulle ++++++++++ Perhaps it is a desecration to take this scene out of context, but it is so wonderful in context that it shall be risked. The General has just enjoyed the rarest of meals in the most unlikely of places. He makes an after dinner speech that is more of a sermon and prayer.
Views: 27446 Straussian
The Regard of Flight 14' -- First Homesickness Song
 
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"The Regard of Flight" (1983) is a wonderful 45 minute comedy play with three performers: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, and Doug Skinner. In this clip, Doug Skinner (on the left) and Bill Irwin play the "First Homesickness Song" as a ukulele duet. (Please help by leaving comments to correct the lyrics as transcribed below.) HOME IN PASADENA by Al Jolson Home in Pasadena, Home where grass is greener; Where honey bees hum melodies And orange trees scent the breeze. I wanna be a Home-Sweet-Homer, And there I'll settle down; Beneath the palms, In someone's arms, In Pasadena, Pasadena town. [The Bill Irwin (non-Jolson?) part.] Gonna be an aggregation Waitin' for me at the station Pasadena town, Pasadena town Oh, I want to be a roamer Now with time to think it over I want to settle down Yes, I want to settle down Oh, honey bees Little bumblebees Oh, mellow syncopated melodies I know ????? [orange?] trees are softly swinging While birds are sweetly singing in the breeze I want to be a happy Home-Sweet-Homer Never want to be a roamer Pasadena town, Pasadena town There away from all the worries Of the city's hurry scurries Every evening when the sun goes down Beneath the ????? [... palm trees?] Someone's captivatin' fascinatin' arms of... [The Actor runs out of breath.]
Views: 22749 Straussian
The Man With Two Brains -- shaving to prep for surgery
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. In this funny scene near the beginning of the movie, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) has hit Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) with his car. As he tries to help her, he falls for her. At the hospital, he, the famous brain surgeon, must perform an operation to save her. Before surgery, Dolores is shaved to prepare her for the operation. "We'll be using my cranial screwtop method for entry into the brain." "I never want to see THAT again."
Views: 66302 Straussian
The Regard of Flight 20' -- The Rise of the Actor as Poet
 
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"The Regard of Flight" (1983) is a wonderful 45 minute comedy play with three performers: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, and Doug Skinner. In this clip, Doug Skinner (narrator/musician) mentions the decline of the role of the playwright, the rise of the actor as poet, dramaturgical vetriliquism, and the empty polish of conventional theater. This is followed by Bill Irwin (The Actor) and Michael O'Connor (The Critic) discussing the symbolism used in the play to that point.
Views: 17603 Straussian
The Night of the Hunter  -- the river and children's music -- Higher Quality
 
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Scenes from the movie 'The Night of the Hunter.' This is a higher quality remake of a video I posted a few years ago (that earlier version had 42,655 views as of this posting). It contains four parts from John and Pearl's river journey; it leaves out the parts that do not have what I call the river music/children's music (that is, it leaves out almost all the Harry Powell/Robert Mitchum music--the darker stuff). In the 'old' days, when we just had VHS videotapes from Blockbuster, I used to rent 'The Night of the Hunter' occasionally just to watch the part where Pearl sings 'Once Upon a Time There Was a Pretty Fly.' This video begins with that part. IMDB.com, of course, has more information about the movie and the soundtrack. IMDB.com has this about Pearl's song: "Once Upon a Time There Was a Pretty Fly (Lullaby)" (1955) (uncredited) Music by Walter Schumann Lyrics by Davis Grubb Sung by Sally Jane Bruce (dubbed by Kitty White) The lyrics: Once upon a time there was a pretty fly. He had a pretty wife, this pretty fly, But one day she flew away, flew away. She had two pretty children, But one night these two pretty children flew away, flew away, Into the sky, Into the moon. Animal Bits 0:57 spider web (John and Pearl are leaving the foreground web as Pearl sings an 'ominous' lullaby of the pretty fly who had a pretty wife; perhaps John and Pearl are like two pretty fly children leaving the Harry Powell spider web) 1:11 toad (the 'land' version of a frog), sound of toad 2:16 owl 2:18 tortoise (the 'land' version of a turtle) 2:39 two rabbits 3:02 flock of sheep, sound of sheep 3:24 one sheep, sound of sheep 4:19 silhouette of bird in cage -- medium shot (while pretty lullaby is sung) 4:26 silhouette of bird in cage -- close up 4:54 four cows 5:41 sound of whippoorwill, then dog barking 6:02 dog barking 7:03 the moon -- not an animal bit, but the fly children Pearl sung about flew into the moon 7:23 sound of fox barking, then seen in a tree 7:33 sound of fox barking, then seen as it turns and leaves 7:50 cricket/insect night noises 8:42 rooster crows as we see heavenly clouds -- a new day has dawned
Views: 97288 Straussian
The Man With Two Brains -- citizen's divorce -- Better Quality
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. In this funny scene, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) has brought his wife, Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), on a business trip to Europe to jump start their sex life. Unbeknownst to Michael, Dolores is an evil, scheming gold-digger who loves to frustrate her series of husbands while entertaining herself with a series of men friends. Michael discovers that Dolores has her own career--and he doesn't like it. "This is the kind of thing that could ruin our marriage." "Why? Because you don't want me to work?" [This is a remake of a video I uploaded a few years ago. As of this upload, the older video had 21,744 views.]
Views: 45621 Straussian
The Man With Two Brains -- just give me a sign
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) has fallen in love with beautiful and kind (but secretly evil) Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner). He looks at a painting of his beloved, dead wife, Rebecca, and asks if there is anything wrong with his feelings for Dolores. "Just give me a sign ... ... ... Just any kind of sign."
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The Man With Two Brains -- I want to make it up to you
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) has frustrated her new husband, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), for the first six weeks of their marriage. She enjoys seeing his anxiety and frustration increase as she pretends that they are about to have sex and then each time let's him know she means later. This is while she is actually doing it with the gardener, the bell boy, etc. When she accidentally finds out that he has inherited a fortune (he doesn't know about it yet), she no longer wants him to divorce her. She decides to make it up to him--now. "Later today?" "Now." "Right now or later now?" "Now now." "Wow wow." "I never knew it could be like that. So.... So.... Professional."
Views: 16240 Straussian
The Regard of Flight 07' -- Free Association Segment
 
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"The Regard of Flight" (1983) is a wonderful 45 minute comedy play with three performers: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, and Doug Skinner. In this clip, Doug Skinner (narrator/musician) introduces the free association segment. Later, we have dance segments and a stark kinetic energy segment. Bill Irwin (The Actor) and Michael O'Connor (The Critic) discuss hat tricks (or "hat moves" as we prefer to call them) and theatrical devices. (The video is pixelated from the beginning until about the 1:08 mark.)
Views: 31005 Straussian
The Regard of Flight 23' -- Second Homesickness Song
 
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"The Regard of Flight" (1983) is a wonderful 45 minute comedy play with three performers: Bill Irwin, Michael O'Connor, and Doug Skinner. In this clip, Doug Skinner plays the "Second Homesickness Song" as a ukulele solo. The song is, I believe, "When You're a Long Long Way from Home" by Sam Lewis and George Meyer, published in 1914.
Views: 11054 Straussian
Joseph Cross -- great song by Eric Taylor
 
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The great song "Joseph Cross" by Eric Taylor from his 1981 album "Shameless Love." I bought the album that year, and this song has been a favorite of mine ever since. Joseph Cross (6:15) Vocal, Guitar: Eric Taylor Cello: John Hagen Joseph Cross lyrics (from the LP inner sleeve) There's word from the café that the old mans ailin' His eyes are pailin' and the weather took his hands They say the ring on his finger was shaped from a bone from some white man in Missouri that spilled whiskey on his wife [chorus] He has traveled in a sacred circle and he has traveled on a white man's train He's killed for hunger his buffalo brother He's killed for anger and a white man's name His name was Joseph Cross and he was raised by the mission Just one of a hundred Indian boys that wouldn't tie his shoes He cried the night his grandpa died and told him in a vision "Stay close to the ways of the rattlesnake stay close to the ways of the grizzly." [repeat chorus] In the 1919 chill of December the bear and the rattler coil sleepin' hardly breathin' It's a penny to the kitchen boy to run get sister Lydia "Now you tell her that old Indian is sleepin', hardly breathin'." [repeat chorus] Someone said it just weren't right to give him a white man's funeral. Someone said they'd just as soon as not float him on down the river But no one touched the ring and no one said a thing about his chest where it looked like a bear had ripped him and a rattler kissed his cheek. [repeat chorus] Because . . . [repeat second verse]
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Comedy Genius -- The Regard of Flight -- 1983 -- Bill Irwin in performance
 
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00:27 Curtain open / Bill in bed 02:50 The lean effect which you have just seen 03:56 Now is this 'New Theater'? 04:32 Bill in bed 05:18 Profound and deep-seated mistrust of the proscenium 06:44 Manifesto 07:24 Places for a dance segment 08:14 Free association segment 08:48 Places for a dance segment 09:22 Have you got any hat tricks? 10:23 Places for a dance segment. [slower dance] 11:11 Stark kinetic image segment 11:26 Performance is an aspect of prophecy. It is a leap of faith. 12:22 Warning: costume change. [enter Critic] 13:56 Places for a dance segment 14:25 Warning: costume change 14:58 First homesickness song -------- 'Home in Pasadena,' Warren/Clarke/Leslie, 1923 17:02 Warning: costume change. [Critic and coats] 17:54 Places for a dance segment. [Critic fight] 20:38 The rise of the actor as poet / liberation from the empty polish of conventional theater 21:06 Trunk business / imagery discussion / John the Baptist / Samuel Beckett 23:56 Second homesickness song -------- 'When You're a Long, Long Way from Home,' Lewis/Meyer, 1914 25:54 Disguise / Find a NEW New Theater 28:18 Environmental staging 28:44 Use the device! / One of the deceptions of the bourgeois theater 30:02 I would like to involve you in the work at this time 31:29 We can create a New Theater without the baggage 32:46 Shakespeare! For a New Theater! 33:50 Trunk business 34:32 Will you my lord attend within the nobles France and Burgundy? 37:23 You cue the music when you're ready 38:58 Don't come--it's a trap! 40:44 This is Eddy [ventriloquist act] 42:44 Pantomime clown gets direction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14:58 First homesickness song HOME IN PASADENA (Words: Edgar Leslie/Grant Clarke, Music: Harry Warren, 1923) Home in Pasadena, Home where grass is greener; Where honey bees hum melodies And orange trees scent the breeze. I wanna be a Home-Sweet-Homer, And there I'll settle down Beneath the palms In someone's arms In Pasadena, Pasadena town. Gonna be an aggregation Waitin' for me at the station Pasadena town, Pasadena town Oh, I want to be a roamer Now with time to think it over I want to settle down Yes, I want to settle down Oh, honey bees Little bumblebees Oh, mellow syncopated melodies I know ????? [orange?] trees are softly swinging While birds are sweetly singing in the breeze I want to be a happy Home-Sweet-Homer Never want to be a roamer Pasadena town, Pasadena town There away from all the worries Of the city's hurry scurries Every evening when the sun goes down Beneath the ????? [... palm trees?] Someone's captivatin' fascinatin' arms of... [The Actor runs out of breath.] See Also: Billy Murray and Ed Smalle - Home in Pasadena (1924) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z32AEuLEilc Murray and Smalle sing: Gonna be an aggregation -- Waitin' for me at the station In Pasadena town, in Pasadena town Home [?] I long to be a rover -- Now each time I think it over I want to settle down -- I want to settle down Where honey -- Busy little bumblebees Hum mellow, syncopated melodies And orange trees are slowly swinging While birds are softly singing on the breeze I want to be a happy Home-Sweet-Homer Never want to be a roamer From Pasadena town, from Pasadena town There away from all the worry of the city's hurry-burry Every evening when the sun goes down Beneath those spoony-Juney honeymoony palms In someone's captivating fascinating arms I'll be in P-a-s-a-d-e-n-a t-o-w-n, Pasadena town. I'm going home. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23:56 Second homesickness song WHEN YOU'RE A LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME (Words: Sam M. Lewis, Music: Geo. W. Meyer, 1914) [Skipping the first two stanzas.] When you're a long, long way from home -- It makes you feel like you're alone Its hard to find a pal that's true -- That you can tell your troubles to And when you send a letter home -- Your mother's voice rings in your ears And then you'll cross the T's with kisses -- While your pen gets busy And then you'll dot the I's with tears -- And all your sunshine turns to gloom When you're a long, long way from home -- oh, yeah When you're a long, long way from home -- from home -- from home - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - From www.bill-irwin.com: "The Regard of Flight (PBS, Great Performances), on and off Broadway, across the U.S. and in Sydney, Australia (Off-Broadway c.1983, Broadway 04/07-26/1987)" New York Times review from 1987: http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/13/the... Playbill information from 1987: http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Det... "Synopsis: Creator Bill Irwin stars in an evening of physical comedy in the vaudeville tradition, featuring costars M.C. O'Connor and Doug Skinner." Los Angeles Times review from 1991: http://articles.latimes.com/1991-07-1... 'The Regard of Flight' at www.librarymedia.org: http://librarymedia.org/MacArthur_Vids/Titles/regard_of_flight.htm
Views: 70275 Straussian
Calico -- Come On Down To Texas  (1976)
 
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"Come On Down To Texas" by the band Calico. The audio is from an old single I bought in the 1970s, so it does have some extra noise. As a kid I didn't have much money for records, and the few I bought were things like Yes, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. I did like Jerry Jeff Walker and Michael Murphy, but I couldn't afford to buy their albums. One of the very few singles I bought was this one by Calico because I liked the song so much.
Views: 10388 Straussian
The Night of the Hunter - the river and children's music
 
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The Night of the Hunter (1955) A great movie. Directed by: Charles Laughton Starring: Robert Mitchum (at his best) Shelley Winters Lillian Gish Music: Walter Schumann This is a bit of a desecration, but this video is four scenes from the children's river journey. This video cuts out the scenes that don't have the children's musical themes. Thanks to a question in the Comments section, I will now add that the song sung by Pearl at the beginning of this video is called "Pearl's Dream." That is according to the track listing from the soundtrack CD. [The soundtrack CD is interesting in that the clips one can hear on Amazon include what sounds like a narration of the movie (not used in the movie, of course) by Charles Laughton himself. What a great voice, great actor, and, in his sole attempt, great director. It was very intereting to read about Laughton and his work on the movie Spartacus, especially his jealousy of Olivier.]
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The Producers -- I'll do it! -- He'll do it!
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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The Man With Two Brains -- touch my behind
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. In this funny scene, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) has brought his wife, Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), on a business trip to Europe to jump start their sex life. Unbeknownst to Michael, Dolores is an evil, scheming gold-digger who loves to frustrate her series of husbands while entertaining herself with a series of men friends. Michael discovers that Dolores has her own career--and he doesn't like it. "This is the kind of thing that could ruin our marriage." "Why? Because you don't want me to work?"
Views: 36874 Straussian
The Producers -- HEEEEELLLP!
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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The Man With Two Brains -- do not disturb honeymoon -- Better Quality
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) eagerly anticipates finally consummating his marriage to Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner). Dolores is an evil gold digger who delights in causing extreme frustration and anxiety in her series of wealthy husbands. "That was the most exciting sexual encounter--without actually having it--that I ever almost had." [This is a remake of a video I uploaded a few years ago. As of this upload, the older video had 16,727 views.]
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Oscar Castro Neves -- Live At Blue Note Tokyo -- Rio Dawning
 
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The regular album version of 'Rio Dawning' does not have vocals. This version, from 'Live at Blue Note Tokyo,' does have vocals.
Views: 672 Straussian
My favorite Brahms Ballade Op. 10 No. 4
 
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MUSIC Johannes Brahms Ballade Opus 10, Number 4 PERFORMANCE Paul Cantrell (see In The Hands at http://innig.net/music/inthehands/) I highly recommend that you download this performance. It is a free download from: http://innig.net/music/inthehands/category/recordings/brahms/ IMAGES National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (see NASA.gov) NOTE 1 -- Copyrighted Music Performance Paul Cantrell's performance is copyrighted by Paul Cantrell with this Creative Commons designation: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5) Paul Cantrell's copyrighted performance is being used without his knowledge, at the time I put this video together in July, 2011, or endorsement. As mentioned above, a very high quality download of this performance is available for free from: http://innig.net/music/inthehands/category/recordings/brahms/ At the end of this video, if your volume isn't set high enough, you may wonder why there are images but no sound.The final sustained chord (with a final note joining the already sustained chord) lasts about 40 seconds, and it gets softer and softer. It starts at about 11:01 and ends at about 11:41. NOTE 2 -- Images Images used in this video were obtained from the NASA.gov website. The NASA images used are in the public domain and are NOT copyrighted, as far as I can tell, according to the information on the NASA.gov website and one of their videos here on YouTube. NASA does not endorse this video and had no prior knowledge of its creation; I just downloaded a few of their videos and used them in THIS video. NASA.gov Video clips used whole or in part (in order): 1 Solar Dynamics Observatory -- Year One 2 Zooming in on Omega Centauri Stellar Motion 3 Hubble 20th -- Carina Nebula 4 Spacecraft Image Mashup Shows Galactic Collision 5 Fermi discovers giant bubbles in Milky Way 6 Swift M31 Video Tour 7 Swift Finds 'Missing' Active Galaxies 8 Crab Nebula -- A Flickering X-Ray Candle 9 Webb Telescope -- Planetary Evolution 10 Massive Solar Eruption Close-Up 11 The Halloween Solar Storm of 2003 NOTE 3 -- Personal I put this video together to try to bring this performance by Paul Cantrell to as wide an audience as possible. Why? Simply because I enjoy it so much and believe that others will enjoy it, too--they just haven't heard it yet. I don't know Mr. Cantrell at all, but when searching for different versions of the Brahms Ballade, Opus 10, Number 4, a Google search found Mr. Cantrell's beautifully played and beautifully recorded performance. There are many wonderful performances of this Ballade--Thank You, Mr. Brahms--but this is easily my favorite. My second favorite is by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli whose performance of the Adagio from Ravel's Piano Concerto is probably my favorite piece of recorded music. Mr. Cantrell's perfomance is quite a bit slower than all the other performances I found, but I am completely taken by it. I am also deeply impressed by the homemade recording and recording technique used for this performance and that Mr. Cantrell describes in great detail on his website. I should mention, perhaps, that I am not a professional in any field related to music or music performance. I am an occasionally enthusiastic fan of music of all types, though you might find that my favorites tend toward romantic or minor key or bittersweet or melancholy or angst-ridden or epiphanic.
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The Producers -- My friends call me LSD
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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The Man With Two Brains -- do not disturb foreplay
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. In this very funny scene, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) eagerly anticipates finally consummating his marriage to Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner). Dolores is an evil gold digger who delights in causing extreme frustration and anxiety in her series of wealthy husbands.
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The Man With Two Brains -- consummated at last
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. In this funny scene, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) at last gets to consummate his marriage to Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner). Dolores has frustrated Michael and played with others. After Michael declares a citizen's divorce, Dolores is set to leave when she learns that Michael is about to inherit a large fortune. Dolores doesn't tell Michael about the inheritance, tricks him into taking her back, and, after previously always delaying sex, declares that she will now make it up to him. "Right now or later now?"
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I don't find this amusing, Guerrero
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is heading toward the operating room to perform brain surgery, but someone has given his surgical accouterment a lapin modification. You know--the bunny ears. "I don't find this amusing, Guerrero."
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Miller's Crossing -- I suppose you think you raised hell
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney
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The Producers -- This is an example of smartness here
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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Miller's Crossing -- Close your eyes ladies, I'm coming through -- Albert Finney in drag
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney Added 2011-09-06 -- Thanks to lozziecap, I found out about something I should have already known: There is an "Easter egg" in this scene; it is Albert Finney dressed up as a woman. Albert Finney's main role in the movie is, of course, as Leo, the head of all the gangsters (or whatever they might be metaphorically). He is not very hard to spot once you know to look for him. Thanks, lozziecap.
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Miller's Crossing -- You's fancy pants all o' yuz
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney
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The Producers -- Hitler...there was a painter
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder "Hitler, there was a painter. He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon. Two coats!"
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The Producers -- Flaunt it! Flaunt it!
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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Best Performance by a Movie Extra -- Category: Mugging for the Camera
 
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My nominee is an extra in the homecoming parade scene from near the end of 'Animal House' (1978). He REALLY wants to be sure his friends can spot him when they see the movie. Sorry, I don't know his name. I hope others will post their nominees using the same title: Best Performance by a Film Extra. We should end up with hundreds of these (if not thousands). Self-nominations are great--how else will we find out about you? I used the category Film & Animation rather than Comedy or Entertainment. We could have some serious dramatic or musical or other kinds of performances, but they should all be performances by extras. Create your own sub-categories as you will. Let the highest Rating and View Counts win! And with all the great performances we will see, aren't we ALL winners? I ask YOU, Greg. (You know, Greg Marmalard? President of Omega house?). Dallas, Texas September 2011
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The Man With Two Brains -- might sound pompous
 
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"The Man With Two Brains" (1983) starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), one of the top brain surgeons in the world, is driving while being interviewed by a reporter. He asks the reporter to read something back because he thinks it might make him sound pompous. "Take out the 'probably.' It makes me sound wishy-washy."
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The Producers -- I LOVE YOU
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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Miller's Crossing -- Take your flunky and dangle
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney
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Miller's Crossing -- You're exactly as big as I let you be
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney "You're exactly as big as I let you be and no bigger, and don't forget it ever."
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The Producers -- I want that money!
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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The Producers -- Let's assume you are a dishonest man
 
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The Producers (1968) Directed/Written by: Mel Brooks Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
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Miller's Crossing -- You're the big shot around here
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney "You're the big shot around here, and I'm just some schnook [who] likes to get slapped around."
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Miller's Crossing -- If you're going to laugh at me, to hell with you.
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney Leo -- Joy de veever. Tom -- Joie de vivre.
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Miller's Crossing -- So you want to kill him
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney "So you wanna kill 'im." "For starters."
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Miller's Crossing -- Intimidating helpless women is part of what I do
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney
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Miller's Crossing -- You know I don't like to think
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney "Come on, Tommy. You know I don't like to think." "Yeah. Well think about whether you should start."
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Miller's Crossing -- You're a pathetic rumhead
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney "You know if there was a market for little old ladies, you'd have Grandma Bernbaum first in line." "You're a pathetic rumhead." "And I love you, angel."
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The Shawshank Redemption vs Pleasantville -- A/B Comparison
 
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Arms up in the rain, view from above... A/B Comparison The Shawshank Redemption (1994) vs Pleasantville (1998)
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Miller's Crossing -- If looks, brains, and personality don't count
 
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Miller's Crossing (1990) Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, J.E. Freeman and Albert Finney
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Mickey Simple - 6, 7, 8 bag juggling in the park
 
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Mickey Simple (Michael Weiser) doing a little 6, 7, and 8 bag juggling in Ramsey Park, Austin, Texas. The juggles: 6 bag wimpy pattern, 6 bag overthrow, 7 bag qualifying, 7 bag flash with neck catch, and 8 bag flash wimpy pattern. MickeySimple.com
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