Glorious Woman in Gold–Film and Painting–Take Your Pick or Better Yet, See Both

(klimtgallery.org) We happened to see them both in what I would call reverse order–painting first, then the film about its theft by the Nazis and its restitution to its original owners’ heir, Maria Altmann, but it worked just fine. Seeing this brilliant work up close whetted our appetites for a movie that Rory worried would…

The World of Apu Trilogy–A Restored Masterpiece You Must See

That is, if you like great things and these films by master filmmaker Satyajit Ray, are great. The first film, Pather Panchali, (Song of the Little Road) created in in 1955, relates the beginning of Apu’s history in 1920 West Bengal as an enchanting, mischievous child. Their harried mother nags Apu and his sister, Durga(movies.ndtv.com),…

Gigi on Broadway–Remind Me Why, Exactly, We Are Here?

(nytimes.com) If you loved Gigi, the movie, there are remnants of it here, most notably the music and lyrics including additional songs by the authors, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Unfortunately, these extra songs are not up to the rest of the score and finally, after many years of defending it to Rory, I…