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#BOTD Michael Powell. A while back, I interviewed Thelma Schoonmaker (she needs no introduction, not round these here parts) about the restoration of TALES OF HOFFMANN, which she supervised. She was so much fun to talk to! rogerebert.com/interviews/fro…
The image of Martin Scorsese and George Romero basically doing a tug-of-war over the only existing print of TALES OF HOFFMANN - is so pleasing to me. "Hey George you done with it yet?" "No." "When will you be done with it?" "I don't know." They were both obsessed.
also: her revelation in re: Robert Helpmann's eyes in Tales of Hoffman and De Niro's eyes in the rear view mirror in Taxi Driver: it's practically a direct homage on MS' part.
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“Although he was supposed to be completely blind, I still believe he could see a little bit. If he couldn’t, he darn sure could feel his way ’round — the old wolf!” – blues singer Victoria Spivey on Texas bluesman “Blind” Lemon Jefferson, whose birthday it is today. /1
Born in 1893, he got his start playing on street corners in Dallas. He traveled around the Delta, playing wherever would have him. (Legend has it T-Bone Walker was his guide, and he paid him in guitar lessons. I like the legend.) /2
Lemon Jefferson and the legendary Lead Belly were friends, and Lead Belly wrote a song in tribute called the “Blind Lemon Blues”. Here Lead Belly is playing it, with opening remarks about their friendship. /3
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #BOTD #OnThisDay #Music #FreddieMercury #Queen

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1946.

Hoy, 5 de septiembre, nacía Farrokh Bulsara, más conocido como FREDDIE MERCURY (f. 1991), vocalista, músico y compositor, de escala internacional, líder de la legendaria "Queen".
La banda de rock gozó de un éxito abrumador durante los 70 y los 80, tomando el relevo de grupos míticos como The Beatles y los Rolling Stones.

La energía y espectacularidad de las puestas de escena en los conciertos en directo y una renovación del género, con la asimilación al
Rock de variadas tendencias, desde las jazzísticas hasta las sinfónicas, explican el merecido y arrollador triunfo del grupo, sin descontar la extraordinaria intuición y creatividad musical de su líder, Freddie Mercury, quien desarrolló paralelamente una trayectoria en solitario.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #BOTD #Cine #Cinema #movie #Film #Cinematography #Actor #JerryLewis

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2017.

Hoy, 20 de agosto, fallecía Joseph Levitch, JERRY LEWIS (n. 1926), comediante, actor,
cantante, productor de cine, director de cine y guionista estadounidense.
Su estilo cómico desenfrenado lo convirtió en uno de los intérpretes más populares de los años 50 y 60.

Lewis nació en el seno de una familia de vodevil, y a los 12 años desarrolló un número cómico en el que imitaba a cantantes.

Abandonó la escuela secundaria para enfocar
sus habillidades en el teatro y espectáculos de parodias en clubes nocturnos de Nueva York.

Conoció al cantante Dean Martin por primera vez en 1944, y dos años más tarde se convirtieron oficialmente en un equipo de intérpretes.

Su número consistía en que Dean cantaba
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Aaaaand we’re off with #50Concertos!! Same rule as #50Symphonies - I’m tweeting one of my favourite concertos a day on this thread, and only one concerto per composer. The Spotify playlist is here:
open.spotify.com/user/leahbroad…
And we’re starting off with…
1. Dobrinka Tabakova Concerto for Cello & String Orchestra. One of the best pieces you will ever hear. Listen to the way the first movement melts into the second, and then the second will break your heart. #50Concertos
2. Beethoven Piano Concerto 4. Because of the opening chords ❤️ #50Concertos
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