Aug. 2nd, 2009 02:33 pm
littlelotte: (Actress- Hamlet)
I'm apparently in an opera mood right now, so I'm watching things on YouTube. I randomly remembered this hysterical little short I'd seen on PBS way back when I was in high school and thought I'd try to find it. Of course I found it! It's called "All the Great Operas in Ten Minutes" and it's rather amusing:

littlelotte: (Chopsticks!)
This is all [livejournal.com profile] a_treitell's fault...

So, apparently my childhood is coming back, and the New Kids on the Block are going to do a reunion tour. This is hysterical and awesome. I refuse to admit that I liked the New Kids on the Block so much that my dad nearly got me tickets to a concert for one of my birthdays.

They were on the Today Show today...
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One of my good friends, Will, did this for a film class. A short PSA regarding plastic bag pollution. Absolutely hysterical.

littlelotte: (Ravenclaw)

Harry Potter in the Hood
littlelotte: (Direct to Feel - I Dream)
This was the path of my Footlights I...

First, I wanted to direct 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane. They wouldn't let me--"The actors in the department won't be able to handle it" and then "It's too long for an F1 anyway."

Okay...so I looked up a few others. Two more that I proposed was Beckett's Play and Arlene Hutton's I Dream Before I Take the Stand. Obviously, we all know which one won out with the staff. Silly them thought I Dream... was just a nice little piece of realism in a courtroom. Silly them apparently never really analyzed it in any way and realized it was also an interesting little slightly absurd and very surreal piece. It wasn't my best work as a director (it had been a while since I had done anything theatre by that point, so I was pretty rusty, and with all my issues fighting with the staff over my concept for the play I was extremely self-conscious about it), but I had a pretty good cast and they pulled it off beautifully. I got a BA on the project, and I think that was mainly because it wasn't exactly the best prompt book I've ever put together in my life (the prompt book is actually a fair amount of the grade for those projects).

Anyway...somebody posted Beckett's Play on YouTube in two parts. It reminded me of the above, and it includes M-Alan Rickman, W1-Kristin Scott Thomas, W2-Juliet Stevenson.

Part 1:

Part 2:

The script is here:
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I just downloaded and watched the JK Rowling A Year in the Life documentary on YouTube, and somehow stumbled across this gem...

What would your last lecture be about? A hypothetical "last lecture" event, and an actual dying professor gives his:

It's absolutely wonderful.


Feb. 14th, 2007 02:59 pm
littlelotte: (POE - car)
So, I often say that I work at a Jimmy Buffett inspired restaurant, but I really don't care for his music. This is very true, but every now and again I hear a song that either is really good at getting stuck in my head or that I get a kick out of, or just that I sincerely like. This one is currently stuck in my head, and I actually really enjoy it. It's a fun one, and I really love the chorus...

Smart Woman (in a real short skirt)
Jimmy Buffett

I'm looking for a smart woman in a real short skirt/A smart woman who knows how to flirt/A smart woman, got a mind of her own/A smart woman who'll take me home... )

Also, a fun little video from the Hendrick's Gin kissing booth *grins*


Feb. 8th, 2007 07:41 pm
littlelotte: (Default)
I found these from [livejournal.com profile] snowowl...a couple of absolutely brilliant operatic performances.

The first one is Diana Damrau as the Queen of the Night in Magic Flute, and the second is Natalie Dessay doing an aria from Lakme...they're just spectacular...


Jan. 28th, 2007 02:00 pm
littlelotte: (Default)

This is about the best Wandering Child I've ever seen/heard. Watching the clips the user posted, I really don't care for the Christine's acting/some of her singing, but at certain points it's perfect for the role...like here. Also, I'm still far more smitten with John Cudia's Phantom *swoons*
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[livejournal.com profile] snowowl reminded me of this group. Nightwish is really a metal type of band, but the lead singer is a classically trained vocalist, and you can obviously tell when she sings--her voice is really really beautiful.

Here she is singing an aria:

I know I've posted this one before, but I really love it. It's a Sims "video" for their song Dead Boy's Poem, and the video is based on Susan Kay's Phantom:
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This one's for all my prescription-medicated friends. Dan was on a website list of "top music videos of 2006" and I overheard this playing and had to watch. I love the lyrics, I love the sound and the video is wonderfully disconnected and creepy.

Emily Haines, "Doctor Blind"
Lyrics: http://www.alwaysontherun.net/emilyhaines.htm#k2

This was the description/review of it on the site...

Improbably, two directors set videos in shuttered department stores this year. First was Michel Gondry's wide-eyed Macy's-comes-alive holiday piece for Kanye West's "Heard 'Em Say", which, in addition to sharing an uncomfortable amount of unacknowledged similarities with special FX godfather Mike Jittlov's 1974 short Swing Shift, ultimately suffered the indignity of being shelved by West in favor of a hastily-commissioned ink-and-paper reading from Bill Plympton. Second up was this, Jaron Albertin's frigid clip for Emily Haines, which uses the chilly grey atmospheres of a discount department store as a metaphor for the after hours disconnect that comes as a consequence of every little blue pill. Coldly rendered, and imbued with some beautifully narcotized movements, "Doctor Blind" looks and feels absolutely pristine. That it also happens to boast one of the year's best pure concepts is testament to Albertin's talent.

P.S. I hate the new update screen.

P.P.S. I never understood why people wrote "PSS" for a second Postscript and PSSS for a third. I always figured it would be PPS for "post-postscript." Enlighten me, please, or assure me that it's perfectly fine that it's one of my biggest pet peeves.
littlelotte: (Lindsay mask)
From the box of "songs Lindsay secretly adores" someone on my flist posted a real video for one from YouTube! I have to say, the concept is quite interesting. The critic in me goes, "Death could have been acted SO much better than that"...but what can you do...lol

Shakespeares Sister, "Stay"


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