Another Shortcut Today

I like to post every day, but need rest sometimes.  Here’s Queen’s Official Video of Under  Pressure.  No subtle messages about my own physical/mental state.  It’s just a fine video with news footage and other pieces of history.  David Bowie contributed to vocals. Read whatever you want into the music or lyrics, or their relationship with the visual part.  The members of Queen have refused to explain their work, and they’re right to refuse. Continue reading Another Shortcut Today

Forgotten Tim Curry Classics

(Disclosure: This post appears in slightly different form on a private social media page.) Actor Tim Curry, now semi-retired, has appeared in movies that fall on every point of the quality spectrum. Depending on the audience, he’s most likely to be noted for portraying Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show or the Plaza Hotel concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.  However, those aren’t his only films, and two of the most obscure are among the best. Pass The Ammo (1988), a comedy co-starring Annie Potts, depicts a Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker-type couple operating a sham TV ministry. … Continue reading Forgotten Tim Curry Classics

R.I.P. Marni Nixon

Update:  I’m sorry I don’t have the documentation, but a little while ago I heard someone on NPR say Marni Nixon’s work on classic films was uncredited because at that time people were under serious pressure to keep her work confidential.  That conflicts with my earlier impression, and the content of this blog post was based on the early impression. As the Milli Vanilli scandal proved, part of the time singers who dub voices go uncredited.  We don’t have any way of knowing how often it happens. However, there’s no real scandal when it’s common knowledge — or at least … Continue reading R.I.P. Marni Nixon