Apr. 14th, 2008

proggrrl: (Colbert BRAVO!)
Yes! He's winning now!

I expect we shall have quite the jubilee on tonight's show. LOLOLOLOL

Meanwhile, HBO's JOHN ADAMS continues to be excellent, and next Sunday they are marathoning all 7 parts if you still haven't seen it...  TRACY ULLMAN'S STATE OF THE UNION (Showtime) is a great concept and I'm really enjoying it...and I haven't given up on THE TUDORS. Still pretty great.

Happy Monday!
proggrrl: (Applause)
Just saw this:
Please come back to the movies. We miss the crazy antics we fell in love with in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and in the classic Mel Brooks comedies "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles." We miss your romanticism. And we miss your expressive face, unruly hair and bright blue eyes.

Please come back.

Alas, the prospects of that happening are slim. So Wilder fans will have to settle for a taste of the 74-year-old comic genius on Turner Classic Movies' "Role Model," which airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday. He sits for an affectionate one-hour conversation with one of his biggest fans, Alec Baldwin.

Shot at the expansive Waveny House in New Canaan, Conn., near Wilder's home, the two chat about his brief marriage to Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989; his current wife of 16 years, Karen; the night he and Brooks met; working on his first screenplay for 1974's "Young Frankenstein," which was nominated for an Oscar; and his complex relationship with frequent co-star Richard Pryor.

TCM also will screen three of Wilder's best: 1968's "The Producers," 1974's "Blazing Saddles" and 1970's "Start the Revolution Without Me."

Those first two films are both great, if you've never seem them.  All these films above (most especially "Willy Wonka" and "Young Frankenstein") made me love Mr. Wilder way too much back in the 1970's.  They are all MUST SEE films. 

proggrrl: (Music is Love)
I'm collecting up vids & whatnot for posting over on Sitrep later...but this is a particularly awesome youtube vid from someone who attended the BSG Bear McCreary concert on Saturday night.

Soooooooo great, huh?

*cranks it and puts on loop*


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