Tag Archives: Stephen Fry

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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“Eugene Onegin”, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Alexander Pushkin’s 1833 novel-poem is one one the acknowledged masterpieces of Russian literature. Its moodiness, beauty, and sheer Russianness, as well as its themes of irrepressible young love and opportunities missed, have made it popular for adaptations … Continue reading

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“The Magic Flute” (2006)

¬†Eddie Pensier writes: Kenneth Branagh’s film of Mozart’s opera is the first filmed directly for the screen (Ingmar Bergman’s classic version was initially made for Swedish TV). Branagh made several decisions as a filmmaker that would drastically affect the outcome … Continue reading

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