Monday, April 07, 2014

Late To The Game

I was busy on Sunday and haven't had a chance to watch the season premiere of Game Of Thrones yet.  I will make up for that as soon as possible, and probably have something to say about it, though I don't know if I'll have the energy to do a lengthy discussion, especially starting next week when we also get Mad Men.

Also, I just heard Mickey Rooney died.  One of the last major Hollywood names from before the war.  I'm not sure if I'll have time to do a longer tribute (he deserves something short anyway), so let me say this:

In his glory years--late 30s, early 40s--he was as big as star as there was.  If some of his stuff today--especially the highly popular Andy Hardy series--seems corny, he still gave it his all, and truly sold the material.  Better are the musicals he made then, generally with Judy Garland.  They represent a true spirit and joy in performing that I don't think we've seen in a couple generations.


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