Tag Archives: Emma Thompson

Showtune Saturday: “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”

Eddie Pensier writes: CORRECTION AND APOLOGY: Since this post was put up, the video has been taken off YouTube. Apologies, and I’ll try to find another one. If there’s a better opening to a performance on video, I’ve yet to … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “The Lambeth Walk” (With Bonus Nazis)

Eddie Pensier writes: Me and my Girl was a hit musical of 1937, a mistaken-identity dancehall comedy about a Cockney bloke named Bill Snibson who discovers he is the heir to a noble title. The show’s hit tune was “The … Continue reading

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“Saving Mr. Banks”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As P.L. Travers, the author of the Mary Poppins books, Emma Thompson projects a grave sort of loneliness. Nested confidently into middle age, yet still grappling with the issues of her childhood, the Travers of “Saving Mr. Banks” … Continue reading

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