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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:38 PM
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Radio Lady Recommends: "The Illusionist"
Regrettably, I don't have time to post a review because I'm at the Seattle Library and running out of free time on the computer.

Edward Norton and company are extraordinary in this new art theater film.

Read about it and see if it you can:

http://www.us.imdb.com

http://www.rottentomatoes.com

See you all later!

Good night and good luck!

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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:01 PM
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1. Good to see you back Radio Lady
Hope you are feeling better and are not in as much pain as before :hug:

It's good to see you and I look forward to reading more of your reviews in the future
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 06:36 AM
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2. Thanks so much, socialdemocrat. I appreciate your concern.
I'm going to be "missing in action" on the DU (except for movie reviews) for the next couple of months because hubby and I have more than 150 Democratic folks in our home development to meet. We're determined to work hard for the November election here in Oregon. We'll be walking around to speak with folks between 6 PM and 9 PM as many evenings as we can.

My father, who was a councilman and vice mayor (as well as a judge) in North Miami, Florida years ago -- used to say:

"All politics is local."

We just have to get it done locally -- statewide -- and hopefully, nationally -- THIS FALL!

In peace,

Radio_Lady in Oregon



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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 06:39 AM
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3. are you going to
review Hollywoodland...the one about the death of George Reeves? If so, I can't wait to read your review. Two superman movies in the same year, I'm spoiled... :P
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 07:04 AM
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5. We missed the screening of "Hollywoodland" -- so, I'll have to see
Edited on Wed Aug-23-06 07:06 AM by Radio_Lady
it if I can when it opens. We've been on vacation in Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC, Canada -- but did get a chance to see "The Illusionist" and "Little Miss Sunshine," both of which I highly recommend.

The trailer looked pretty interesting, and I do remember the case of George Reeves decades ago.

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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 06:54 AM
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4. I work at Warner Bros. and saw this movie about three months ago. I have
been telling everyone that this movie is a good one.

Ed Norton and Paul Giamatti are excellent in this film. The cinematography is outstanding and the setting is beautiful (Austria).

I recommend this film with two thumbs up!!
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 07:11 AM
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6. Hello driver8! Here's some of the publicity info on "The Illusionist"
THE ILLUSIONIST

NOW OPENING in PORTLAND, OREGON ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH!!

Opens exclusively at the Regal Fox Tower!!

A supernatural mystery that combines romance, politics and magic, The Illusionist is the latest film from the producers of the Oscar winners Crash and Sideways. The film stars Academy Award nominees Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti as two men pitted against each other in a battle of wits. Norton plays a mysterious stage magician, Eisenheim, who bends nature's laws to his will in front of awestruck crowds. Giamatti co-stars as Vienna's shrewd Chief Inspector Uhl, a man committed to uphold the law and for whom magic holds no place in his ordered world. Jessica Biel shares the screen as the beautiful and enigmatic Sophie von Teschen, who finds her future inexorably altered when she encounters the man called Eisenheim.

Once Eisenheim begins to perform his astounding illusions in Vienna, word quickly spreads of his otherworldly powerseven reaching the ears of one of Europe's most powerful and pragmatic men, Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). Certain that the illusionist is nothing more than an accomplished fraud, Leopold attends one of Eisenheim's shows, convinced that he can debunk him during the performance.

But when the Prince's beautiful companion and his intended, Sophie von Teschen, assists the magician onstage, Eisenheim and Sophie recognize each other from their childhoodsand a dormant love affair is rekindled. With Eisenheim and Leopold vying for Sophie's affection, it quickly becomes apparent that both will go to any length to claim and keep her love.

As the clandestine romance continues, Uhl is charged by Leopold to intensify his efforts to expose Eisenheim, even while the magician gains a devoted and vocal public following. With Uhl doggedly searching for the reasons and the man behind the trickery, Eisenheim prepares to execute his greatest illusion yet.

The Illusionist is written and directed by Neil Burger, who received acclaim and award recognition for his debut feature, 2002's Interview With the Assassin. The Illusionist features top-notch production values from a team of superlative artisans, including a haunting score by master contemporary composer Philip Glass.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 07:51 AM
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7. Thank you for that -- enjoyed reading it. I got to meet the director,
Neil Burger, and I told him how much I enjoyed this movie. He sat in with us for a few minutes and seemed like a nice guy.

I hope this movie does well -- we've had some bombs this year!!! *cough* Poseidon!!
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 06:16 PM
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8. Driver8, pick up your private message! I hope this movie makes up
Edited on Wed Aug-23-06 06:18 PM by Radio_Lady
for losses with other films.

Click to see some of my favorite Warner Brothers buddies:

Image

Here I am in my first job, as First Mate Ellen, showing cartoons with Skipper Chuck on "Popeye Playhouse" a daily, live, children's program at WTVJ, Miami, Florida (1957)



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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 06:25 PM
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9. I'd see it if it was just Edward Norton sleeping for two hours
there's just something about that face *sigh*
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 11:56 PM
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10. He does look very well in this movie!
Edited on Fri Aug-25-06 12:09 AM by Radio_Lady
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-24-06 11:59 PM
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11. Are you planning to see "The Illusionist"? Opens wide on Friday, Sept. 1.
Edited on Fri Aug-25-06 12:24 AM by Radio_Lady
If so, please let us know what you think of it.

Thanks so much.
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 12:37 AM
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12. I saw it last week...
it was just released here last Friday, and Mr. LD and I went to see it, and both of us really liked it. The filming was beautiful, the story good, and the score wonderful. 2 thumbs up here: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 05:31 PM
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13. Thanks, Lavender Diva... haven't heard from you in a long time.
Nice to know you're still here!

Here's some lavender soap, from the Australian website below.





http://www.decadentdiva.com.au/index.html
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