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> The Movie: "Pennies from Heaven", Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters
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post Jan 26 2006, 12:07 AM
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I've seen this movie along time ago and just saw it again the other day. I love the idea how these little songs took him out of the deppressing deppression! My mind works kind of the same way and I use these songs to take me out of my deppression. I love the contrast of Steve Martin's character's life to the fantacy in his head.

Also, I was reminded of the all-time worst and horrifiying sceens ever! I just want to close my eyes when they are in the record store breaking all of those records! I paused the dvd a couple of times to see if they were actually breaking valuable records from that time period. I felt a little better. They didn't seem to break as many as I remember...


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post Jan 26 2006, 01:35 AM
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gregoryagogo,

If you liked "Pennies" with Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters you should really look for Dennis Potter's English original with Bob Hoskins & Cheryl Campbell. It is, in my opinion, at least ten times better!

You can buy it on DVD from amazon.com for the prize of $53.99 or even better from mediacrazy.com, bigrockmedia.com or oddbanana.com for $39.40.

I can also recommend "The Singing Detective" (Michael Gambon) from the very same Dennis Potter. It is a very amusing movie very much in the same style as "Pennies."
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post Jan 26 2006, 04:01 AM
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The big screen "Pennies" was grotesquely overblown. I wince at the thought of those transitions from the charming old records to those Ralph Burns extravaganzas. It totally failed to capture the spirit of the BBC production.

I had the pleasure of seeing Dennis Potter at a seminar at the Museum of TV & Radio. He died a fairly young man.
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post Jan 26 2006, 06:37 AM
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Hi Rich! I was a huge fan of your program when I lived in the NYC area! Any (updated) plans to issue the 1930's home recordings of radio bands I recall your talking about with Loren Schoenberg or somebody on your program about 5+ years ago? --MathGeek
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post Jan 26 2006, 03:06 PM
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Roger Wolfe Kahn's "It Don't Mean a Thing," a 1932 broadcast with Artie Shaw, is included as a "bonus track" on the "Big Broadcast" CD we're offering with a contribution to WFUV. BTW, I hope you're still listening to the show online. Info at www.bigbroadcast.com. Thanks!
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post Jan 26 2006, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(gregoryagogo @ Jan 25 2006, 06:07 PM)
I've seen this movie along time ago and just saw it again the other day. I love the idea how these little songs took him out of the deppressing deppression! My mind works kind of the same way and I use these songs to take me out of my deppression. I love the contrast of Steve Martin's character's life to the fantacy in his head.

Also, I was reminded of the all-time worst and horrifiying sceens ever! I just want to close my eyes when they are in the record store breaking all of those records! I paused the dvd a couple of times to see if they were actually breaking valuable records from that time period. I felt a little better. They didn't seem to break as many as I remember...


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When she's about to break "Pennies From Heaven" he stops her and they both collapse to the floor. Apparantly he was too late, because the record is already broken. Do you think that was intentional, or one of those technical goofs that made it through? My guess, having been the props jockey for several independent films, is that it wasn't suppose to break, but they liked the take, so they left it broken.


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post Jan 27 2006, 12:16 AM
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Thanks for all your input! I will definately check out those other films!

Although I love this musical, there is no subsitute for a good 'ol Busby Berkley Musical!!!



http://www.harrywarrenmusic.com/indimovies/dames.html

http://www.harrywarrenmusic.com/indimovies...ightparade.html

http://www.harrywarrenmusic.com/indimovies...42ndstreet.html

http://www.harrywarrenmusic.com/indimovies...ddiggers33.html

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PS. Check out this linke for movie photos! http://www.harrywarrenmusic.com/indimovies...es/all%20fotos/


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