March 28, 2009

The marriage proposal — an example.

19 comments:

onparkstreet said...

I was watching "Alfie" last night and was surprised that Cher sang the cover song. Hey, I'm a Gen Xer, okay, I watched "Alfie" out of a nostalgia for the kinds of 'old movies' I watched in the 80s.

Such a cold, cold, cold movie. Brrr, it makes me shiver. Moonstruck - warm, not cold.

There was a one 'Vic Singh' or somesuch listed in the credits to "Alfie". It reminded me of the time when I saw this desish South Asian woman in the dance scene of "To Sir With Love", wrote about it on my old blog, had the nephew of the young woman in that scene stop by, and then the actress, too, in the comments section. Can find the post, but not the comments. Wonder if they were deleted somehow. Anyway, what a strange place the internets are, where you can see a glimpse of an extra in a dance scene of a movie from 1967 and have her nephew show up in your comments section.

I guess you have to take my word on that.....

onparkstreet said...

Oh, wait, I found her comments. It was Chitra Neogy.

"just bumped into all these comments. let me unveil myself. yes iwas in to sir with love when i was studying at RADA. many other films and theatre which are not on the web.now in new york working on my latest project, sand shades which is on the blog. just started it.that was my first extra role in a film and it was a strange experience. i will post my updated resume on the blog soon. thanks for your curiosity and interest.happy new year"

She's a lovely young woman dancing at the dance in "To Sir With Love".

Here it is:

http://ekcupchai.typepad.com/chai/2005/05/to_sir_with_lov.html

Darcy said...

One of my favorite movies, onparkstreet! Thanks!

srfwotb said...

It's depressing what happened to Nicolas Cage. He had such a good start. It all started going wrong, imo, when he received a Oscar for that embarrassingly awful Las Vegas movie that rightfully belonged to Sean Penn for his work in Dead Man Walking - both of which I finally saw last year. After that, bad movie karma was at work.

dannyboy said...

Now that's a great movie.

"She's got him on his knees! He's going to ruin his suit!"

"Why do men chase women?"

"I don't know. Because they fear death?"

"THAT'S IT!!!"

"I don't know!"

"You got a love bite on your neck! Your life's going down the toilet!"

You gotta love them dagos.

HelenParr said...

Snap outta' it!

And the Elder brother Meade is offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoff the market, so you'll have to settle for the younger brother...the Woof.

Chip Ahoy said...

I love that movie. It made me think Cher is a much better actress than she is a singer. I do not understand why she is not universally acclaimed for her onscreen presence.

But the thing about slinging a strand of spaghetti to see if it sticks to determine doneness is bogus. You can tell by the way it bends just lifting a sample out of the pot, and then a bite-test to confirm a little resistance remains.

rhhardin said...

What I know about Cher surprised me.

real audio, Feb 28, 2006.

Hector Owen said...

The other thing about slinging the spaghetti, is that IF it sticks to the wall, AND you leave it there for more than a few seconds, it's never coming off of that wall.

So: either sling not at all, or sling much, to produce a textured effect. Conservatives consider consequences.

rhhardin said...

The eskimo curlew marriage proposal, link, seems similar.

rhhardin said...

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.

Marcia said...

Moonstruck is my all-time favorite movie.

I've been out of pocket for a while, so a belated congratulations and best wishes to Althouse and Meade!

Patm said...

One of my top ten all time great movies...the whole cast was perfection, but watching that clip really does bring it home, Cher completely captured the whole Brooklyn-Italian thing, the cadence, the hand-gestures, the clipped consonants. She credited her Brooklyn-Italian bagel boy with teaching it to her, and she really was splendid. Olympia Dukakis, too. Just great.

Patm said...

Btw, Ann, can't remember if I said it already but if not, congrats to you and Meade, and I hope your life together is very happy.

Revenant said...

Olympia Dukakis totally deserved the Oscar she got for this movie.

traditionalguy said...

This Love and marriage stuff is becoming so traditional that Althouse will be awarded an Honorary Traditionalist Doctorate soon. Great clip.

Meade said...

Wait a minute.

Are you saying you're about to meet my younger brother, Nicolas Cage, fall in love, follow your hearts, and marry him instead of me?

Because, from my point of view, that might not be the most apt Oscar-winning romantic comedy starring Cher, you know.

HelenParr said...

Meade: It was either this or the Silkwood shower treatment. She chose the better.

(Team Meade!)


And we are not even going to mention "Mermaids" because then the whole Virgin Mary theme on today's blog will be revealed too soon for the teasestress.

Marcia said...

Meade -- Do you have an older brother? Maybe you're the passionate Nicholas Cage and Althouse had originally consented to a loveless marriage to your Danny Aiello.