by raoul hausman (1921)
Trailer: ‘The Wolverine’ - July 26th
Directed by James Mangold, starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, and Rila Fukushima.
Ok, this doesn’t look that bad. It should be noted that this is the international trailer, which interestingly starts out the same as ‘Les Mis.’
In a dark hot bad roon i stand, sleeples, with my head punching my consience with toghts i can’t ignore. Maybe one day i will sleep and dream with some wonderfull world that makes me forget my problemes and easy my headaces. Oh my dear consience is that a sin to have a nice dreamful night???
Frank Cieciorka for San Francisco Express Times (1968)
Devil in the Detail by David Delahunty.
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Over the past 11 years Jimmy Fallon has impersonated everyone in music from Enrique Iglesias to Justin Bieber. We’ve compiled 17 videos of Jimmy doing impressions of musicians over the years. Be sure and check out the early White Stripes video, and of course his more recent Neil Young, Bob Dylan and READ MORE
Music has always been a very versatile form of entertainment, whether it is used to mourn and express sorrow or to entertain and make people happy. Either way, music has extreme power. Music has a way of reaching deep inside the listeners and evoking evasive emotions that are hard to express, and are equally hard to tap into by using other methods. The fact that many don’t understand the specific theory behind music makes it hard for most to pinpoint the specific reason why a song has the effect it does. As soon as people start throwing out terms such as minor keys, dissonance, and deceptive cadences, some might get lost. One of the beauties of music, however, is that you don’t need extensive knowledge in order to appreciate it.
In this case, music has been used to entertain. Saturday Night Live extensively uses music throughout their shows, by inviting weekly musical guests to the show, and by including songs in their skits or digital shorts. By inviting weekly musical guests, the artists get an opportunity to perform with an intimate live audience, but an exceptionally large audience of TV viewers, and sometimes these performances get their name exposed to potential new fans. Saturday Night Live also uses music in their skits and digital shorts, with a stronger focus of entertaining the audience on a deeper level.
Specifically, Jimmy Fallon has been involved in multiple musical skits both in and out of SNL. These impersonations of musical icons are effective because not only is the audience entertained by the musical reference, but seeing the impersonation amplifies the effect in one way or another. Usually the outcome is hilarity, where in this case, Jimmy Fallon uses his superior acting ability and his musical knowledge to emphasize certain aspects of the musician that have come to define them, usually coupled with a clever, more humorous approach to the song. The result is an impactful performance which the audience enjoys for the musical and humorous appeal.
Right now: The Elephant Man, 1980