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A Touch of Tabasco?

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:29 am

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On paper, this unlikely pairing of American popular vocalist Rosemary Clooney (who nearly defined the 1950s as a stylist) and Cuban percussionist and bandleader Pérez Prado seemed to be a disaster in the making. The end result is quite the opposite. Recorded during two sessions in July and August of 1959, this is simply one of the loveliest albums in either artist's catalog. The music is lively and colorful but retains Clooney's smooth and mellow character, and Prado's trademark arrangements and experiments with percussion, texture, and harmony. Apparently, Clooney had some trouble with pronunciation initially, but was coached by her husband, Puerto Rican actor Jose Ferrer (who wrote the original album's liner notes) and became a quick study. This merging of Latin and American standards is a tour of the force that features some of the hottest session players in the biz including drummers Leo Acosta and Earl Palmer, as well as horn players Paul Horn and Ollie Mitchell. Highlights of the set include "Mack the Knife," "Sway," "Bali Hai," "You Do Something to Me," as well as highly original readings of "Corazon de Melon," "Cu-Cu-Rru-Cu-Cu Paloma," and "Adios."

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Re: A Touch of Tabasco?

Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:51 pm

^
I got that record from Rosie the Riveter's collection when she moved to the VFW home. It's actually quite good.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:04 pm

her oldest son was named Miguel



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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:18 am

Lest we forget--there was a previous thread on the tabasco theme:










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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:37 am

here you can see the son of Rosemary Clooney, who is the cousin of Goerge Clooney





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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:28 am

I always thought he looked more Ferrer-like than Cloonish.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:55 am

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:20 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:here you can see the son of Rosemary Clooney, who is the cousin of Goerge Clooney


It's unfortunate that this line was not preserved in the film:

Verhoeven: "Very gut, tank you very much bitches--dat's a wrap mit da bitches." Very Happy

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:20 am

"Holland is just a three-hour drive" bounce

-- Rutger Oelsen Hauer

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:19 am

"Dutch angles" are not Dutch. The 1919 German movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari first used the "Deutsche" angle to visually emphasize themes of madness, illustrating the off-centred, off-balance nature and general social destruction taking place in the Weimar Republic.

DID YOU KNOW - Dziga Vertov's 1929 experimental documentary Man with a Movie Camera contains uses of the Dutch angle as well.

The angle was widely used to depict madness, unrest, exoticism, and disorientation in German Expressionism, hence its name Deutsch, meaning German, was often conflated with the etymologically identical word Dutch which gives the corruption of the term now commonly used. Montages of Dutch angles are structured in a way that the tilts are almost always horizontally opposite in each shot, for example, a right-tilted shot will nearly always be followed with a left-tilted shot, and so on.

The 1949 film The Third Man makes extensive use of Dutch angle shots, to emphasize the main character's alienation in a foreign environment. An anecdote of cinema lore alleges that once filming was completed, the crew presented director Carol Reed with a spirit level, to sardonically encourage him to use more traditional shooting angles.

Dutch angles were used extensively in the 1960s Batman TV series and 1966 film, satires in which each villain had his or her own angle.

Dutch angles are frequently used by film directors who have a background in the visual arts, such as Tim Burton (in Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood), and Terry Gilliam (in Brazil, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Tideland) to represent madness, disorientation, and/or drug psychosis. In his Evil Dead trilogy, Sam Raimi used Dutch angles to show that a character had become possessed.

The Dutch angle is an overt cinematographical technique that can easily be overused. The science-fiction film Battlefield Earth (2000), in particular, drew sharp criticism for its pervasive use of the Dutch angle. In the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the director, Roger Christian, has learned from better films that directors sometimes tilt their cameras, but he has not learned why."

Dutch angles are often used in horror video games. Particularly those with fixed or static camera angles such as early entries in the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises. Similar to their use in movies, these angles are meant to bring about a feeling of uneasiness in the player. They are often combined with poorly lit, cramped environments to also invoke fears of the dark and claustrophobia. Such camera angles have fallen out of use in later years, however, as the horror genre has moved more towards action gameplay with first-person or over-the-shoulder views.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:38 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:"Dutch angles" are not Dutch.
I Yakima would say--I never said they were. Rolling Eyes

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Re: A Touch of Tabasco?

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:03 am

Goonter wrote:Cuban


Yahbuht, Tabasco sauce is made on Avery Island, USA ... by the McIlhenny family ... it says so right on the label


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Re: A Touch of Tabasco?

Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:58 am

Phil Johnson says     :

"When it comes to food though, the blander the better. Standard condiments are salt, pepper, and maybe a greasy bottle of vinegar (in one restaurant I asked if there was any hot sauce. The waitress told me there wasn’t but that pepper did the same thing). To ensure blandness, most dishes are served separately – the rice on one plate, the beans in a bowl, the salad at some distance, the bread on its own dish – thus preventing accidental cross-flavoring. This assumes that the meal is comprised of multiple parts. Just as often it consists of one very bland, often-stale item, served over its own napkin with nary a condiment in sight. It is said that standard issue weapons for the Bay of Pigs invasion were ketchup, mayonnaise, and maybe a rifle."

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Re: A Touch of Tabasco?

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:36 pm

the green Tabasco has an OK flavour but is not picante enuff



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Re: A Touch of Tabasco?

Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:51 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:the green Tabasco has an OK flavour but is not picante enuff


Phil Johnson would say its still a big step up for Cubans. And who would know more about hot sauce than Phil Johnson?

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