Tag Archives: Julie Andrews

Aquaman (2018) – reviewed by George

Wow! So much action! it’s absolutely an FX lover’s fever dream. The cast is great: Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Amber Heard as Mera, the daughter of King Nereus who becomes Arthur’s girlfriend once he gets to Atlantis, Nicole … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria on Broadway (Taped in 1995, Copyright in 2000) – reviewed by George

This was shot for television during a performance, complete with audience reaction, though for camera angles some of it looks shot with no audience. Julie Andrews makes a lovely speech about returning to Broadway after a number of years, ┬áthe … Continue reading

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S.O.B. (1981) – reviewed by George

There are some real big laughs here, and a bunch of small ones too – delightful stuff. BUT the film is basically, at heart, a strong satire of Hollywood, full of rage and disappointment. The money-above-anything-else attitude of the system … Continue reading

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Viktor und Viktoria (1933) – reviewed by George

This is the original on which the British (Jessie Matthews) and American (Julie Andrews) versions were based. And also an Argentinian version and a French version. The problem here is that while I thought I was getting a print with … Continue reading

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Star! (1968) – reviewed by George

I just saw this film for the first time, and I can say right now that it is one of the two or three best musicals I have ever seen. The autobiography of stage star (first in London, then in … Continue reading

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Torn Curtain (1966) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 51st film has a lot to offer. The title refers to the Iron Curtain, and not exactly tearing it down, but at least punching a few holes in it, are Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. The film is … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria (1982) – reviewed by George

The second remake of the 1933 German film “Viktor und Viktoria” is really funny and slapsticky, due to the Screenplay and Direction of Blake Edwards. And it was shot at Pinewood Studios in England, so Edwards could use all the … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 6 “Putting It Together (1980-2004) – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, Directed by Michael Kantor. Topics: “The Producers” (2001): Mel Brooks brought his 1968 film to Broadway. Which gives the creative team on this program an opportunity to examine producers … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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