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Evan C

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    Being led on an illegal suicide mission by a selfish maniac.

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    Church organist
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    The Jaguar Shark
  • Favorite movies
    The Double Life of Veronique, WALL-E, Singin' in the Rain, A Man for All Seasons, Henry V (1989), Rebecca, Faust (1926), Babette's Feast, Bringing Up Baby, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Three Colors Trilogy, Vertigo, Dr. Strangelove, The Red Shoes, Lady Bird
  • Favorite music
    Quartet for the End of Time - Olivier Messiaen; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy; The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky; Eroica Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven; Sunday in the Park with George - Stephen Sondheim; Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity - Olivier Messiaen; Fantasia and Fugue in G minor - J. S. Bach; Prelude and Fugue on the Name of 'Alain' - Maurice Durufle; Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles; Piano Etudes - Gyorgy Ligeti; Symphony no. 6 - Louis Vierne; Dialogues of the Carmelites - Francis Poulenc; Tumbelweed Connection - Elton John
  • Favorite creative writing
    The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein; King Lear by Shakespeare; My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier; The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Beloved by Toni Morrison American; Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Favorite visual art
    Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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  1. 24 hour flash sale from Criterion directly: https://www.criterion.com/sale
  2. I think if we went ahead we would get some lurkers, but I don't know if we'd get enough. I think I'd opt for revisiting it in April or May or so, in hopes that the pandemic has waned and people will have more time.
  3. https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2021/02/01/favorite-films-of-2020/ Portrait of a Lady on Fire First Cow Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Dick Johnson Is Dead Da 5 Bloods Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Yes, God, Yes The Vast of Night The Prom What the Constitution Means to Me
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    Organ Music

    I did another organ recital if anyone wants to watch it. (Minus the first minute of the first piece, which got cut off due to a technical glitch.)
  5. I think a new top 25 list is a great idea. I'd be happy to take a leadership role. That timeline seems good to me. I'll throw out movie musicals as a suggestion for a theme, although I'm open to any other topic as well.
  6. Looks like I really need to watch Nomandland. If anyone knows anything about where to stream it, let me know.
  7. I saw Scott Renshaw and Walter Chaw discussing on Twitter how much they did not care for this, which was in response to it winning best actress, and specifically best screenplay from the LA Critics' awards. The trailer intrigued me and I'm looking forward to it, but I have no idea where I'll fall on it.
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    The Prom (2020)

    I really enjoyed The Prom. It's got a lot of little flaws, but most of it is so good, that those hardly amount to anything significant in my book. I threw up some first impressions on Letterboxd.
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    Organ Music

    Thank you, Michael and Andrew! Demessieux's talent was truly astounding, and she had to break so many glass ceilings in the organ world. She was the only pupil of Dupre who Dupre himself said could outplay him, which is incredible, because Dupre was a virtuoso of unprecedented talent, and he was also quite egotistical as well as extremely sexist, so for him to admit a female student was better than him is saying something. I think Vierne found acceptance at least by the end of the 3rd symphony. He definitely found peace of mind by the 5th and 6th symphonies, which start out more tort
  10. No, a call never happened. It would definitely be good to schedule one again soon. Ken, I'm happy to help cover some board costs (don't really know how much it comes to, but happy to help as much as I can.)
  11. I picked up Pierrot le fou and Taste of Cherry.
  12. Evan C

    Organ Music

    I'll post this link here instead of starting another thread. Last Sunday I gave an organ recital at my church, and if anyone's interested, the whole recital is up on YouTube.
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    Good review, Andrew. I decided to wade into the controversy and film as well. https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2020/09/21/cuties-aka-mignonnes/
  14. I've always loved Beethoven. The only Beethoven I've heard live is the Eroica, also played by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, which is probably one of the reasons it's my favorite of his symphonies. FWIW, my ranking of the symphonies would probably go: 3, 9, 6, 7, 5, 8, 2, 4, 1, although it's really hard for me to rank 5-8. I'm embarrassed to admit I've never really listened to the string quartets outside of class assignments, so I should probably rectify that.
  15. Never Rarely Sometimes Always - Autumn mentions her birthday is August 19th.
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