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Old 11-05-2017, 02:51 PM
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And that dance that I try to do when I'm drunk at a wedding, ever since I saw 'The Deerhunter'.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:43 PM
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Yes, the novels of Dostoyevsky and the movies of Eisenstein. Plus some really bizarre churches.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:11 PM
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Stalin and Balanchine

Both Georgians without a drop of Russian blood.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:08 PM
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Andrei Tarkovsky.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:18 PM
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Nabokov, indeed. Thank you, Sam! Funny his name should come up, as I read a smart article by worthy critic David Orr only yesterday about
‘... the 999 lines of Pale Fire, the centerpiece of his novel of the same name, whose opening is quoted as frequently as many of the past century’s most admired poems:
I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
By the false azure in the windowpane;
I was the smudge of ashen fluff—and I
Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.’
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Rasputin and Putin
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:41 AM
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Inspiration for Boris and Natasha, on the Bullwinkle show
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:32 AM
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Ralph: "Rasputin and Putin"

The world has gone queer.

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11/6/17
Coming back to say I used an explosive word (above) in an a less than thoughtful attempt to describe what Yeats did so well in the Second Coming. I apologize if it offended anyone. I was harkening back to Frost's use of the word.
In terms of political correctness and plain common sense, it was a mistake - not to mention a glaring demonstration of poor judgement. Thanks for understanding.

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Old 11-06-2017, 07:51 AM
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Yes, Boris and Natasha were wonderful.
Also, Pushkin! And Lermontov for that matter. And some splendid music, from Tchaikovsky through to Shostakovich. But especially Pushkin.
Moy dyaydya...

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Old 11-06-2017, 01:23 PM
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What Don said: Tarkovsky, both the filmmaker and his father the poet.

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